Is there a recommended kitchen counter thickness, especially for caesarstone?
oadubi
January 7, 2013
I am planning to use Atlantic Salt caesarstone as the countertop in my kitchen - straight edge. Is there a recommended minimum thickness for caesarstone - 1cm, 2cm? There will be a 9cm overhang to complete the island illusion.
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Interiors International, Inc.
The thicker the better it makes it look more substantial and expensive.
    Bookmark   January 7, 2013 at 1:54PM
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Deborah Butler, Brickwood Builders
1cm is not appropriate for any countertop - it can be used as a backsplash. 2cm is acceptable but not great. 3cm is better.
    Bookmark   January 7, 2013 at 1:57PM
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oadubi
Thanks for the quick response! My main concern with 3cm would be the material cost. Any recommendations for locations in Toronto where material is more affordable?
    Bookmark   January 7, 2013 at 2:02PM
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Deborah Butler, Brickwood Builders
I am not familiar with Toronto. May be able to do a search here on Houzz and contact some professionals that show up as local to you. Do a quick google (or bing) search of your area and talk with a couple of different fabricators. They are generally pretty good at meeting with you and explaining the important issues when selecting a countertop.
    Bookmark   January 8, 2013 at 7:18AM
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Grace Reed
I agree with Deborah. 3cm is a necessary thickness for a kitchen countertop. Although I understand the desire or need to save money, you may pay for it in the long run.
    Bookmark   January 8, 2013 at 7:50AM
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Granite Grannies
I'd agree with 3cm. If 3cm is out of your budget, I would recommend waiting till you can get it rather than spending so much money for a cheaper look.
    Bookmark   January 8, 2013 at 7:52AM
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Granite Grannies
Also, if your worried about price, you can get the same look in a granite for much less. Caesarstone can be pretty expensive. There are a good number of granite colors that looks just like that stone and are very inexpensive (as far as counters go). Here are a few.
http://www.gramaco.com/viewstone.php?StoneID=1841&TabID=0 http://www.gramaco.com/viewstone.php?StoneID=1301&TabID=0 http://www.gramaco.com/viewstone.php?StoneID=1856&TabID=0 http://www.gramaco.com/viewstone.php?StoneID=1859&TabID=0 http://www.gramaco.com/viewstone.php?StoneID=1423&TabID=0 http://www.gramaco.com/viewstone.php?StoneID=1423&TabID=0 http://www.gramaco.com/viewstone.php?StoneID=1818&TabID=0

Hope that helps!
    Bookmark   January 8, 2013 at 7:58AM
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oadubi
Thank you all for your responses! The links are great! I'll continue exploring options.
    Bookmark   January 8, 2013 at 3:18PM
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