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Old 04-16-2011, 07:49 PM   #1
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We are wanting to replace tiles and grout with a slab of granite in laid with wood edging...can this or should this even be done?

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IMHO - I am VERY unsatisfied with wood trip around my countertop. I have laminate with a solid cherry edge, put in by the former HOer. The 'crack' between the laminate and wood always collect crap and the wood's finish has been unable to stand up the sort of cleaning required in a kitchen. I can't wait 'til I can replace it.

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Problem is that the wood is part of the existing island and would be a waste to discard a really nice piece of oak about 1 1/2" thickness rounded edge with a good stain and top coat...but saying that, I really want to avoid the crap that collects in the crack marrying the two...thus the problem we currently have with the grout and tiles.
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As a stone fabricator, I would tell you there is no need for the wood trim around the edges of the granite slab. The edges are polished and can be routed to your desire, such as bullnose, flat polish or ogee. However if you desire a unique look such as wood trim, it can be accomplished. I just see a hard time keeping the wood clean.
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We are wanting to replace tiles and grout with a slab of granite in laid with wood edging...can this or should this even be done?
Why would you want to do this?
A wood trim on a laminate counter protects the edges from chipping and can give you a more decorative edge then laminates usually have.
You don't really need that with granite.
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