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What’s the Difference in Granite Countertops?

Countertops, DIY Questions and Answer January 11, 2008 admin



Q: For a countertop, what are the advantages/disadvantages of 2-centimeter granite versus 3-centimeter granite? The 2-centimeter is cheaper, but I know you usually get what you pay for.

 

A: The 2-centimeter granite is installed over a plywood rough top. The edge of the plywood is then hidden by an ogee trim or molding on the edge. You can easily attach under-counter appliances to the plywood. The 3-centimeter is not usually accompanied by a rough top. It can be installed directly on top of the counter without need to hide the plywood.

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