Choosing Kitchen Countertops

There are many different factors in choosing kitchen cabinets and countertops. The team at Aspen Kitchens Inc. is prepared to answer all of your questions related to remodeling and design work.

Choosing the correct thickness for your kitchen countertop can seem like such a minor decision, but it’s actually one of the most important you will make when selecting your new marble countertop or granite countertops. The thickness affects the pricing, installation, method, and the resistance to breakage.

Most granite and marble slabs are available in 2cm or 3cm thick slabs. The 3cm slabs are more resistant to being broken (obviously, since they are thicker) and can be fabricated for a fancy appearance more than the 2cm slabs.

While most people think the 2cm slabs of granite and marble are cheaper than the 3cm, it is just a myth. While it is true that the actual cost of the slab is more money, the handling and fabrication costs are the same as the 3cm material since the process is the same regardless of the thickness.

Marble countertops that are 2cm are prone to being broken easier since it’s a softer stone. The 2cm granite and marble slabs are commonly used in bathrooms because it is a “lighter” look and feel. Between marble and granite, the better choice for a bathroom is marble. For the kitchen, the better choice is granite.

Aspen Kitchens Inc. has a team of qualified technicians to help you with the remodel, as well as a design team to help you design and choose your kitchen components. Call today for a consultation!