Granite is beautiful for countertops in the kitchen, bathroom, and anywhere else you have countertops in your home. It is durable, can handle high and low temperatures wears well, and is aesthetically beautiful. It adds so much character to a home.
So, you know granite is the countertop you want, but there are more decisions to be made. Yes, we are talking about granite countertop edges. This durable stone can already add a lot of personality to your renovation, and the edges are the perfect finishing touch to encapsulate your style. To take your space from cookie cutter to just-right, you’ll want to select the right countertop edge, and a laminated edge might be just what you need.
If you’re looking for an elegant, customized countertop, a granite laminated edge is a way to go. Granite countertop edges can instantly change the tone and style of your kitchen, and a laminated edge takes supreme craftsmanship to achieve – something we have mastered at Granite Selection. While there are many types of granite countertop edges to choose from, let’s learn more about laminated edges. But first, here’s an overview of the most common types of edges.
Types of Edges
When it comes to granite kitchen countertops, there are a variety of edges to choose from depending on what look a homeowner is going for. Included in the variety are free or basic edges, laminated edges, upgraded edges, and fully-custom edges. It’s true though that the simpler of an edge you choose for your granite, the less expensive it will be. An automatic machine-designed edge costs much less than one that is done by a professional craftsman that uses his hands and special tools. The more custom the project, the more expensive it will be.
What is Laminated Edge?
Some people get confused by what a laminated edge is. Laminated edges for granite countertops are different than laminate stone countertops. In fact, they have nothing to do with each other. A laminated countertop is called lamination which is the process of gluing a piece of stone underneath another piece of stone to give it the look of being thicker. Laminated edging is the process of cementing a second piece or layer of granite to the very edge of the countertop as opposed to the entire countertop. Creating a laminated edge then gives way to a variety of looks in edges and details to make it look like a truly custom countertop. Many describe it as a very modern yet dramatic look that adds beautiful depth to a kitchen or bathroom.
Making Laminated Edge
Laminated edges are a wonderful addition to your granite countertops but it can become more of a problem if the homeowner doesn’t hire someone who can do it correctly. It’s a very complicated and complex process and can end up looking awful if not done by someone very skilled with laminate granite countertop edges. Often times, the seam can come apart because of the correct glue not being used. It’s important to see a portfolio of work from the company or craftsman you hire that will be installing your granite countertops and laminating your edges. When it comes to glue, make sure that strong epoxy glue is used and not a cheap form of polyester glue. If your countertop is made for the outside by a grilling area, the sun can cause the glue to deteriorate much more quickly.
Make sure you get all your questions answered in detail before choosing an edge for your granite countertops. It’s an expensive investment that will be beautiful for years to come so don’t make a rash decision!
What makes laminated granite countertop edges most popular is their attention to detail and the craftsmanship that goes into shaping the stone. With a granite laminated edge, you can instantly elevate your countertop, adding character and personality to your home. Like we mentioned before, this is one of the types of granite countertop edges that requires skill to create. For this reason, you’ll want to be sure you go with the right company, and here at Granite Selection, we have a lot of experience.
One thing is for sure – laminated edges are a unique, beautiful, and customized edge choice you don’t see everywhere. Does this sound perfect for your renovation? This unique, and often expensive, countertop choice is just the elegance your kitchen needs, and Granite Selection can help achieve it. To learn more about our countertop and edge choices, call us at 888-906-3317.