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Old 01-26-2010, 07:06 AM   #1
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What choices are there for trim around a curved countertop that is unfinished on the edges? The thinnest the better. Is flextrim my best choice or formica or what other choices are there?

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If this is a formica countertop then use formica. (Thinner grade stock is available for curved edges or heat and clamp as you go) Or use a wood edge that is laminated to fit the curves.

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This is a 12" x 12" granite countertop
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Old 01-26-2010, 08:15 AM   #4
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You may have trouble getting much to stick to an unfinished granite edge. The material is porous and may just suck in the adhesive. How do you come to have a curved granite countertop that did not have the edges shaped and finished in the process?
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DIY project. There is about 1x1/2 inches of plywood to fasten trim to plus the cement board, mortar and granite for a total of 2x1/2 wide I need the trim to be. On the regular straight edge countertops I did this the same way and wood trim screwed on and painted white looks great.
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just laminate the wood from thin strips of wood glued together and formed to the shape you need. this way it matches the rest. And anything will glue to the granite fine. Normally we use silicone for this.
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Gotcha. I think. So you glued and nailed the other trim on?

Well I would use whatever you used elsewhere to match then. You may have to steam the trim to make it bend around the radius. You can make yourself a quick and dirty steamer out of PVC drain pipe. Cap one end completely. Modify the other end to accept the tubing from whatever Rube Goldberg steam source you come up with. Be patient and don't race the steaming process or you will snap the trim trying to bend it.
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if you have enough room/overhang trace the radius onto a piece of ply then create a negative form with small blocks to your radius line. glue/ laminate thin strips to radius and clamp, or you can steam larger as said previous.With the lamination of flat stock you can then use a router for any profile

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