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Old 03-17-2011, 12:34 PM   #1
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does it matter with 2cm granite instead of 3cm thick?
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does it matter with 2cm granite instead of 3cm thick?
Matter to whom for what?
Are you buying new granite counter tops or what?
If so, Where are you buying them?

How about just a tinge more information?
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I just went through all this. If you are talking countertops, a few things to note:

The 2cm typically comes with a 4cm laminated edge: which means the edge is made thicker by basically gluing another piece under the bottom of the lip, then bullnosing the edge. The sheets come to suppliers pre-fabbed with 2 edges finished - so you cannot use these on an island where you have more than 2 finished edges, without seaming together pieces. Also, the pre-fab edge makes for awkward inside corners, as they don't exactly miter into eachother, you get somewhat of a butt-joint on the inside corners. 2cm recommends/requires a backer to be installed under it.

3cm is your typical granite. It can be finished in any number of sizes or ways. Usually it just installs right on top of the cabinets. 3cm is the better way to go between the two, IMHO. FWIW, I had ordered 2cm, but ended up canceling the order after they told me they could not do the island.
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does it matter with 2cm granite instead of 3cm thick?
It matters to me. I don't like the look of 2cm.
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would you put 2 contrasting granites together in a kitchen?
One busy colorful pattern for the island and the other a much darker color in on the countertops along the wall.
What about resale value?
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would you put 2 contrasting granites together in a kitchen?
One busy colorful pattern for the island and the other a much darker color in on the countertops along the wall.
What about resale value?
It's your house, do what you want.
A contrasting top on an island is done now and then. Sometimes it's a wood counter on the island.
As long as you don't pick some ugly stone, I wouldn't worry about resale values.
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I own a fabrication shop in Naples, FL.
I have noticed the two-tone combination is becoming a trend here.
I started noticing it early this year, and just recently I quoted a job where the main tops will be done in "Cambrian Black" granite while the island top will be out of a stone called "Metallic". The cabinet colors for either piece will be different tones as well. I guess it's a matter of knowing who your prospective buyers are. Are they into modern or trendy decor, or do they like more traditional arrangements? You can visit my blog here.

Good Luck!

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