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Choosing Different Edges For The Marble Countertop

Marble counter tops have become a mainstay in the kitchen of many homes. These kitchen counter tops add a lot of glamour to the kitchen and transform the kitchen counter top from being a purely functional object to a decorative item as well.

Individuals who order marble countertops from kitchen countertop manufacturers will most definitely be delivered with marble countertops that have a straight edge unless they otherwise customized their order.

The most basic edge for marble countertops is the straight edge. This is created by a diamond cutter that cuts along a straight line of the marble slab. It is than polished and the countertop is fabricated.

Due to recent advances in marble cutting technology, a number of different edges are possible. Individuals can choose from a number of different styles of marble edges or can customize their own edges. Of course, granite countertops with customized edges cost more than the basic edge granite countertop.

Some of the more decorative marble countertop edges that are available in the market these days include the ogee marble countertop edge. This edge consists of two graceful, sweeping arches, one concave, and the other convex. It adds a very elegant look to countertop. Another popular design for countertop edge comprises of the cove design. This is essentially a concave bevel on the top edge.

The thickness of the marble kitchen countertop makes a difference in the edge that can be created. The standard kitchen countertop is 1 1/4" and luxury countertops are cut 2 1/4" thick. In both these thicknesses, decorative countertop edges can be created. However, when used for the kitchen countertop is less than 3/4th of an inch thick, only the basic edge can be created.

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