Granite is available in a wide-ranging variety of thicknesses. The most popular thickness is 3 cm or 1-1/4” thickness and also 2 cm, or 3/4” thickness.
The granite thicknesses can differ as much as +/- 3 mm throughout the slab. Taking into the consideration the fact that granite tends to have not a uniform thickness throughout the whole slab, installers will compensate for the width variations with added support.
While choosing the right slab, it’s important to know how many square feet you need and what thickness of stone to buy. On average, granite slab size is 9-10 feet wide and 5-6 feet tall. So a typical slab would cover 50-55 square feet.
We recommend using the 3cm because of its structural integrity is superior to the 2cm and usually it is more eye appealing than the thinner stone. Sometimes, 2 cm slabs are use together to create 4cm thickness.
As a rule, people gravitate towards 3cm because it is noticeably thicker, plus depending what edge profile you choose, it can give thicker or thinner look.
The weight of a slab varies in relation to its thickness. The weight of a granite slab is in general 12-13 lbs per sq.ft in a 2 cm thickness and 18-19 lbs per sqft in a 3 cm thickness. For example, an 8-foot countertop slab that is 3 cm thick will weigh somewhere between 144-152 lbs.
Solid surface countertop material normally comes in three different standard thicknesses: ¼”, ½”, or ¾”. Soapstone is usually 1-1/4” thick, marble is usually 1-3/4” to 2”, concrete material is generally 1-1/2” to 2”, and engineered stone usually comes in 1-1/4” thickness.
If you have any questions about granite or how to maintain it, please do not hesitate to contact Stone Spirit Inc., the leading provider of granite, quartz and marble in Orlando, Central Florida. It is all in one service company – provider, fabricator and installer.
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