Natural stone marble kitchen countertops aren't only beautiful, they’re very heavy. Deciding the thickness for your kitchen or bathroom countertop is an important step, not only for installation considerations, but also aesthetically. The thicker the slab, the more it'll cost, but it'll be also more durable. The natural stone countertops materials you can choose from are marble, quartzite, granite, and sandstone.


Natural Stone Wall Covering

Natural stone comes in 2cm and 3cm thicknesses. Using a thinner slab of quartzite, granite, marble, or sandstone for vertical applications is becoming increasingly popular for backsplashes, fireplace surrounds, wall covering, shower walls, and more. The thinner slabs aren’t as durable, but don’t put as much wear on the walls as a thicker, heavier piece would do. If the wall is already wallpapered or tiled, the thin slab can be installed directly over the existing material, saving the time and cost of needing to remove it first.


Bathroom Countertops

Natural stone such as granite, marble, quartzite, and soapstone come in a variety of colors. Whichever stone or color you choose for your bathroom, it will contrast well with the porcelain sink, toilet, bathtub, and fixtures. Your granite countertops will never go out of style, lending elegance and grace to any room. Depending on your choice of style, there are many colors to choose from. Bathroom countertops are usually made with 2cm thick stone slabs. The 2cm thickness limits the edge design, but when combined with a matching backsplash or wall cladding, your bathroom will shine in glory.


Kitchen Countertops

You need to break out of the “ordinary” mold. Your kitchen and bathroom should be unique and interesting. You’ll have more options with your natural stone kitchen countertops. The kitchen is a place where the durability of the 3cm thick countertop is needed. Quartz is stronger than granite, and can be durable at 2cm thickness, adding less weight to the application and looking seeker, however, some applications might need extra support. With the 2cm thickness, once again the edge design will be limited. If you like the straight edge for a modern look, then quartz might be best for your kitchen, especially if you are concerned about the extra weight of a thicker granite slab. If you go with the 3cm thickness, there's an abundance of stunning edges to choose from. You’ll have as much difficulty in choosing the edge design as picking out the stone color and design. A kitchen is one of the more lived-in rooms of a home, and yours will be striking when people enter in.


Choosing Countertop Thickness

Granite makes a kitchen countertop look upscale and classic. If you're going for the ultimate durability, then the 3cm thickness is the way to go. If you suspect the foundation of your older house might be weak, and you question whether the weight of the granite will be an issue, then opt for the 2cm. Countertops installers in Roswell can help guide your decision. No matter your budget, you’ll find custom countertops options that will increase your home’s value, and turn it from ordinary to amazing.


For more information, give the experts at Atlantis Granite & Marble a call.