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A Guide to Selecting the Right Countertop Thickness

When choosing countertops for your bathroom or kitchen remodeling project, it’s critical to understand how one aspect, the stone thickness, affects the usability, longevity and aesthetic of your kitchen and bathroom surfaces. While experienced specialists can surely clarify the advantages, disadvantages and applications of various stone thicknesses, it’s a good idea to have some prior knowledge.

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What factors should you consider while selecting the right countertop thickness for your needs? Here are a few things to think about as a homeowner.

Bathroom Countertops

Granite, marble, quartzite and soapstone are natural stones that come in a range of colors. The porcelain sink, toilet, bathtub and fixtures will contrast beautifully with whichever stone or color you choose for your bathroom. Granite countertops will never go out of style and will add beauty and grace to any space. There are numerous colors to pick from depending on your preferred style. 

Stone slabs with a thickness of 2 centimeters (cm) are commonly used for bathroom countertops. Although the 2 cm thickness limits the edge design, when paired with a matching backsplash or wall cladding, your bathroom will be a show-stopper.

Kitchen Countertops

A kitchen is one of the most used rooms in a house, and yours will be noticeable when visitors walk into it. It should be intriguing and unique. With natural stone kitchen countertops, you’ll have additional possibilities. A kitchen is an area where the 3 cm thick countertop’s durability is required. Quartz is stronger than granite and can be durable at a thickness of 2 cm, resulting in less weight and a more appealing appearance; nevertheless, some applications may require additional support. 

The edge design will be limited once again because of the 2 cm thickness. Quartz may be the finest option for your kitchen if you prefer a modern style with a straight edge, especially if you are concerned about the extra weight of a thicker granite slab. There are a lot of beautiful edges to pick from if you go with the 3 cm thickness. Choosing the edge design will be just as challenging as selecting the stone hue and style. 


Thickness is one of the variables to take into consideration when renovating your kitchen because it can influence the cost and overall aesthetic of your design. In short, thicker countertops consume more material, which means they will cost more. 

Counters that are thinner may wind up costing you more in the long run; durability difficulties may prevent this thin countertop from holding up for an extended period of time. Before you become too invested in a certain design, be sure to examine the factors we covered to help you select the ideal design – and adhere to it.

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