Some very basic edges will be included in the square-foot or linear-foot price of the countertop. A popular modification to this is the quarter round, where the top edge is rounded off, or the double quarter round, where both the top and bottom edges are rounded. Beveled edges are also popular, and the bevel can be carved on either the top or bottom edges…or both. However, this often costs enough extra that a 1 ¼” (30mm) countertop with a premium edge could be purchased for the same amount.

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If your kitchen is contemporary or industrial, an ogee edge will look out of place with its classic curves, and you’d be serviced better by a half bullnose or a bevel. It’s important to choose the right granite edges that will complement the look of your kitchen countertop. Without the proper bits and machines, we would not be able to achieve a wonderfully smooth and even edge quickly and efficiently. All you do is add the amount below your edge of choice to the “edge charge” in your estimate to get the full price. Once the template and final measurements are taken, we have the exact amount of square and linear feet your project requires. However, people usually choose to do a thick edge such as this on the island to show it off, while keeping the practical 3cm thick edge throughout the perimeter.

More decorative or complex edges can be added at an additional cost, which is usually nominal considering the investment you are making in the countertops.

It is a squared edge, with only a very slight bevel, called a chamfer, to take the sharpness from the edges. Bullnose is a variation where the top edge is rounded more dramatically, and a full bullnose converts the edge of the countertop to a perfect half-circle. The standard kitchen countertop is 1 ¼” (30 millimeters) thick. Some economy countertops are ¾” (20 millimeters) thick, supported underneath by a layer of medium density fiberboard. Remember that once you buy a natural stone countertop, it will last the rest of your life (and probably your children’s and grandchildren’s lives), so choose the edge that you love, even if it costs a little more. We expected to pay more, but is it possible this edging price could/should cost less? But again, this is solely based on the measurements you provided and the estimated amount of linear feet of edging you may need. When you are confirming the project with us, you are given the final, total numbers.

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Wet polishing using marble diamond polishing pads is an ideal preferred method to polish marble. In the art world, especially in decorative arts, marble stones are most precious.

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Smaller grit sizes (50, 100, 200) are perfect to remove the heavy scratches and higher grit sizes (1500, 3000) are suitable to achieve shiny finishing. Now you can begin the polishing process, open the diamond marble polishing kit and start with grit 50 polishing pad. Start polisher at low rpm and start polishing the marble edge with side-to-side motion, not more than four or five times.

A good way to ensure every single part of edge is polished is to wipe the edge surface with gently squeezed wet cleaning towel, and polish dry. Ensure entire water evaporates then perform one more round of wet polishing. Don’t use more than the double grits from the first diamond marble polishing pads. You would find good shine at grit 800, and as you progress to grit 1500 and 3000 it will start getting mirror like finish.

The marble stone industry is growing very noticeably to meet the huge demands of the homeowners. Generally, marble provides eye-catching beauty, colorful, elegance and versatile usage in exterior or interior of the houses. If the marble is very porous it is recommended to mask it with a masking tape. Attach 50 grits to the velcro of backing pad slowly open water flow for wet polisher.

With lower grits, too many iteration can grind more than needed without adding any value to polishing finish. Use the grinder initially as low speed and as needed increase its speed slowly for faster polishing suitable for specific stone. Any unpolished area with lower grit will result in sub optimal shine.

The heat will evaporate the water where it is already polished. Move to the very next higher grit once the entire surface is polished. By collecting this data, the ads we show you will be more relevant to your interests.

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Mosaics, tumbled stone, and some porcelain tiles have edges that are more suited for this solution. However, if the edges are raw, we would recommend selecting one of the other solutions below. They provide a clean, cohesive transition that finishes the project beautifully. Metal edges are becoming very popular and create a really nice look.

For example, if you have polished chrome fixtures in your bath, polished chrome edges can be chosen for a cohesive and elegant feel. If you have selected a tile that doesn’t have a matching bullnose, dislike the idea of using metal edges or other moldings, you can (or have your installer) make custom bullnose edges from the tiles you have selected. Prior to installation, grind, sand and polish the edge of the tiles to create a rounded edge. Don’t despair if the tile you have fallen in love with doesn’t have a matching bullnose tile; use one of our favorite tile edging solutions above.

Examine the tiles from the side; do they look raw, or finished? Thin, and decorative, these moldings can help you transition between different types of tile, or from tile to drywall.

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If the tile you’ve selected doesn’t have moldings, you can select one that closely matches, or you can choose one that contrasts to bring some extra pizazz to the space.

Sometimes homeowners will choose a metal color that coordinates with a sink faucet or shower head. However, this only works for natural stone and some porcelain tiles that are solid throughout.

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Perhaps the first logical step is to choose between a streamlined, clean look or a more rounded, decorative look. Despite their name, straight edges are not sharp, the corners are slightly rounded to protect the stone from damage.

This thinner appearance is cosmetic only and can be created based on the edge style. The double bevel may catch light on both sides of the bevel, creating an impact in your kitchen. If the material is veined, we can match the veins to turn and go right down the drop apron, giving you a consistent look. The downside with a double laminated edge is that you may see the seam, and it is very difficult to match the vein on the countertop. We haven’t much-discussed edge pricing in this article…but as with most things in life, the fancier the edge, the “fancier” the price. When people would see this edge and then ask for pricing, the typical response was….. This is a unique edge, featuring one concave radius, a stair step, and another concave radius. In our experience, the durability is consistent among all of the different edge styles.

Let’s look at the various options and understand how to complement the style of your kitchen, as well as your budget. Standard edges can be either straight or curved and can complement any kitchen style. If you have chosen to highlight another material in your kitchen, such as an eye-catching tile or beautiful appliance, a straight edge countertop will blend with the kitchen rather than attract attention or steal the show.

You even have the flexibility to customize the amount of rounding to best fit the style of your kitchen. The options in curved edges are plentiful and we’ll explore a few of them below. This will give the granite a bit of a thinner look in comparison to a half bullnose or polish edge. This allows the homeowner to customize the appearance of their granite edge. The other way to create this appearance is a double laminated edge where two pieces of granite are glued together. Also featuring a concave radius (actually two of them), more shallow than on the ogee.

The triple pencil is 3 – 6mm radius or three-quarter rounds all layered on each other.

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Some people perceive this edge as being sharp or worry about it snagging clothes, in our experience, we haven’t had any issues with damage caused by this edge.

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Countertops are also typically much thicker than a single tile, which means the front edge of the counter must also be finished as well.

By installing this tile slightly over the edge of the counter, you can place a vertical cut piece on the front of the counter; the bullnosed edge will cover the top of this piece, finishing the entire edge at once.

The bullnose blade is a rounded blade that will grind off the edge of the tile. Glue the edge down first using wood glue, then sink finish nails into it to help secure it in place. Choose a decorative molding that picks up one of the colors in the granite or in the backsplash tile to coordinate it. Secure a 2-inch-wide board below the edge with clamps to help hold the heavy decorative railing in place while the thinset dries for 48 hours. The visible portion of the strip will curve out from under the granite and down over the front of the counter. Choose a finish that is already present in the kitchen for the most cohesive look.

Granite tiles do not come with a finished or polished edge, which can leave a rough area on the edge of the counter. A bullnosed edge is a slightly rounded, finished edge that gently curves downward. Bullnose the granite tile right on site with a tile wet saw fitted with a bullnose blade. Just push the edge of the granite into the blade several times to achieve the bullnose edge. Select a molding that is at least as wide as the counter is thick, taking into consideration the thickness of the granite.

Stain the edge the same color as the cabinets to help blend it in with the rest of the kitchen. Use thinset mortar to secure the moldings to the front edge of the counter, covering the unfinished edge of the granite tiles and the counter’s front. Part of the metal strip will install below the front granite tile laid on the counter.

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Each tile possesses its own individual character, resulting in a completely unique countertop.

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However, if you make cuts or have an exposed side that hasn’t been edged, it’s a good idea to do so. Ultimately, what you want is a smooth exposed side, with an evenly rounded edge. You can detect slight divots along the side before you start. You can also take a moistened rag to really clean up the edge, and get a better idea what it looks like. Check that your work meets your requirements, unclamp the tile and move on to the next one.

Chances are, you have already laid them out on the countertop in a particular pattern, so it’s important to be sure which sides will be polished. Place a rag between the clamp and the top of the tile, and be sure not to tighten the clamp too much, or it could damage the tile.

Although they’re called polishing pads, they slowly but surely round the edges, as well as smooth sides. Make small circular motions with the pad, while you simultaneously tilt the pad from side to side.

Make a dozen or so passes before switching to the next highest grit.

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Waterfall countertop edges create a super sleek looking countertop edging and allow the color and pattern of the tile to become the center of attention. A breakfast bar or island with a waterfall countertop edge that’s made with a different finish than the rest of the kitchen counters. In a bathroom, a waterfall can make a visually appealing statement while simultaneously serving the practical purpose of covering and protecting cabinetry from splashes.

They’re a great way to make a statement without doing anything too drastic or outside of your comfort zone. This results in a clean and pristine look that serves as a gorgeous kitchen focal point. This is another great way to create an attractive standout in a kitchen. Check with a showroom consultant at your nearest location to see if they have a display that features a waterfall edge.

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Grubb incorporated the countertop tiles in the backsplash and archway edging to continue the bold, colorful look.

Ceramic tile countertops offer similar benefits, though the man-made material makes it easy (and fun) to get creative with color and pattern. One caveat: the smaller the tile, the more grout lines you’ll see, which can equate to more cleaning for you.

And, in the case of granite tile countertops, grout lines may be practically invisible thanks to the material’s straight edges. Think mosaics, mismatched, recycled or hand-painted tiles that are versatile enough to go from the counter to the backsplash—or even an entire wall.

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Many people will choose an edge that highlights the shapes on their cabinetry or other focal points.

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Since our machined countertop edges are all standard in price, there is no need to choose the least expensive option; you are free to select the edge that will pull your room together.

Although a marble or granite countertop edge may not seem like an important aspect of a project, it can pull an entire scheme together. Other standard countertop edge options include: flat polish, roundover and bookend edges. Although these edges are labor intensive and cost a bit more, they make an amazing statement on an already extraordinary project.

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Marble countertops are about as classic and luxurious as it gets in my eyes. You always start tiling front to back, so that the larger pieces are seen as complete and your cuts are to the back (near your wall). You also want to be certain that you use a waterproof sealant over all your grout lines, anytime you do tiling of any sort in a kitchen, bathroom, or even a laundry room.

We have not yet edged it, but are going to use natural wood molding. In fact you don’t want to set any thing particularly hot directly on marble. That way we didn’t have to buy as many so we could keep the cost down. Chris is correct, the tile comes in a mess 12×12 sheet that makes installation super simple. Apparently no one had ever sealed the marble though and it looks absolutely horrible.

Absolutely every thing that has ever touched it leaves ugly marks and there is no shine left – just rings and dull spots.

Reason for this is that there’s less wear and tear in this area and it’s easier to hide your tile cuts ( less conspicuous). If you don’t do this your grout is porous and you’ll have foods, liquids, etc. The tile is 3/4″ thick so you want it to stick out 3/4″ from the counter. We have just recently tiled our countertop with marble as well. You have to do it in stages, and deal with drying times, but worth it imo.

It works fairly well, but you do have to be slow in application and patient patient patient with drying times. I see these beautiful kitchen counters with marble and mine looks like a nightmare. It actually looks like it was cleaned with vinegar!

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However, it can be easily replaced and can provide a nice accent to the cabinets. For something different, set the bullnose tiles on the wall surface, instead of the recess. All other counters, start at the sink to ensure that there will be equal sized cuts on both sides of the sink. The surface will need to be sanded before setting the tiles to ensure proper adhesion.

Wood does not provide a durable and long-lasting solution for a kitchen – especially near wet areas like a sink. Make sure you can purchase a bullnosed tile in the same glaze as the rest of the counter. If you are using bullnose tiles for your edge, a batten that is the same thickness as the edging tile, plus 1/8″ for mortar thickness, should be fastened to the face of the countertop so that the top is flush with the counter. You might be able to avoid lots of cuts if the counter tile comes in a format that matches the width of the counter (like 1″ x 2″).

They do tend to break easily before they are installed; so, purchase about 10% more than you need. To prevent yourself from having to cut very narrow tile segments, you may need to shift your starting point.

If you need to remove your existing countertop, remove the screws from beneath the countertop and if needed, cut the construction adhesive with a knife.

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Plan on having the field tiles overhang edge by the amount necessary to cover the vertical front face with hardibacker strips and hang tile strips under the overhang of the field tiles. Marble is somewhat soft and can become etched with normal use from daily foods, wine, lemon juice, etc. You can either bullnose tiles or buy matching edges from several companies. Level the tiles and it will have nearly the appearance of slab for a lot less money. The marble top and the marble backsplash came in two seperate pieces.

Everything was going swimmingly until we went to install the new countertop. Now the countertop is too long to fit into our small wall-to-wall space.

A row of the same tile on the wall for backsplash, probably set on the old rock, might replace strip of rock with green if it’s bad.

Would get a granite tile which comes with matching bullnose tiles for that. Our contractor advised us to use ceramic, but not marble because “marble scratches easier”. Definitely put the tiles as close together as possible and use non-sanded grout in a matching color.

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He stated that concrete slabs really shift here in the south and several people have experienced cracked tiles, etc. Thanks so very much for making this such a wonderful buying experience. My kitchen is absolutely gorgeous and your products had everything to do with the wonderful outcome of my kitchen project. Problem with defective machining of granite bullnose batch received. Providing customer service is not an easy task, although most major retailers use the statement “excellent customer service provided”. If there were a way i could upload a photo of my finished product i would. They are good people to do business with and they care about their customers.

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All you need is a low speed or variable speed polisher grinder and diamond polishing pad set and couple more accessories and of course your enthusiasm.

The steps below describe dry polishing technique for edge polishing.

You need to use them one by one to attain the excellent finishing. Now you need clamps and a piece of wood to hold the marble or granite slab tiles in place and to prevent it from moving while polishing. A clamp directly on stone would scratch the stone, for that reason a wood piece is used. Position the grinder in slight angle and gradually polish the granite edges or marble slab edges from one side to another.

Now remove 50 grit and attach the 100 grit pad, continue the same process like before. Continue like above two steps; polish the edges from one side to another, left to right. It is the first step to achieve shiny polishing on the marble slab. For many softer stones and concrete, you may find the shiny stone at this stage. Finally, you know the process how to polish granite edges and you have now shiny polished tiles ready to install immediately.

One can get professional shine with moderate effort and hand skill.

With moderate do it yourself skill, you may achieve the professional quality finish and shine for stone edges including marble slab edges, granite edges or other stone and concrete edges. Edge polishing can be done using polishing tools– dry polishing pads or wet polishing pads, the technique are similar but not same. Place the tile accurately, keep the wood piece on top of stone and tighten the wood’s position on the tile so that the tile can’t move where you are polishing. A loosely clamped stone would create a slip and would potentially result in black mark on stone. Attach 800 grit polishing pad and polish the edges from left to right. Continue the previous method to polish the edges and do it until you notice the eye-catching shiny polishing. Polish from left to right, continue the process and stop when you are satisfied with the polishing.

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Shanna was partial to earth tones to complement the porcelain floor tile and the neutral kitchen color scheme. I liked the idea that large tiles would equate to fewer grout joints (less to clean, less worry of cracks), as well as the prospect of fewer tiles to install. Frank had a perfect fit, a selection of 18-inch tiles in brown tones with a natural, mottled appearance, which he kindly donated to our project.

The marble had a naturally warm and random color scheme similar to the countertop tile, but unlike the large tiles, the smaller ones weren’t polished. Once you’ve selected your tile, gather all materials and tools on site. On counters that won’t be exposed to water, you can install the tile directly to the plywood. You can cut cement board by scoring it with a utility knife along a straight edge, then snapping it at the score line.

Always place full tiles at the front of the counter with the partial tiles running along the backsplash. Use a notched trowel to spread enough adhesive to lay several tiles along the front row. Press the tile in place and twist it slightly to set it into the adhesive. Spread more adhesive as necessary, combing it with the notched trowel for an even bed height. Frequently use a straightedge or hand level to check the flatness of the tiles and adjust them as needed. As you progress from row to row, use a screwdriver to remove any adhesive from the tile joints before it hardens.

To make intersecting cuts in tile, begin the two cuts with the circular diamond blade, but finish the cut with tile nippers to prevent over-cutting. For the most part, the backsplash was installed in exactly the same manner, only it took longer because of the smaller size and greater number of tiles involved. But other than evenly distributing the colors, it was a very simple layout, starting from the bottom row and working upward to the partials on the top row. To install, first disconnect the power supply and then unscrew the outlet. Just thread the outlet through the extension, screw the extension to the box, then screw the outlet to the extension in the same manner you would with a standard electrical box. I ripped each piece roughly 3-1/2 inches wide and routed a bullnose on the top of each by running them through my router table with a roundover bit. For a finished look, fill the nail holes with stainable putty, let it dry, sand it flush and stain the putty to match. I did, however, run into trouble where the countertop edging met the oven/stove combo.

It will also clean to the original color and contains antimicrobial protection for mold and mildew resistance. Use a rubber float to scoop up the grout and work it into the tile joints.

You’ll need to make several passes to ensure complete coverage and eliminate air bubbles. Keep a bucket of clean water nearby to frequently rinse the sponge. Cleaning the excess grout will take several passes to completely eliminate the haze.

Using larger tiles for the countertop surface kept the layout fairly simple and straightforward. I was interested in easy installation, low maintenance and the longevity of the finished project. And, the face of the marble tiles featured many irregular pits and cavities, which we knew would drink up the colored grout for a really neat, cohesive look we had seen modeled at a local tile store. In some cases, you may opt for edge tiles, which are usually rounded with a bullnose to prevent chipping. A rule of thumb is to arrange the layout so the last partial tile of each row measures at least half the width of the tile (rather than a skinny, awkward-looking tile at the end of each row).

Once you’re satisfied with the dry run, you may find it useful to mark layout lines, especially if using trim tiles along the exposed edges. Lay your key tiles first, such as an end tile or centered tile, to serve as a starting point. Use plastic tile spacers at each joint and corner of the tile for uniform grout lines.

Continue laying rows of full tile, working as far toward the backsplash as you can without cutting partial tiles. Use a framing square along the grout lines to make sure the installation is properly aligned. To mark a cut for a partial tile, set one tile over an installed full tile, allowing space for grout seams, and mark the overhang line accordingly. For cutouts or smaller tile, a smaller tile saw or spiral saw with tile bit can be used. The plastic extension is basically just a rectangular plastic “ring” that fits over the face of existing box. I then stained and sealed each piece before measuring, mitering and fastening each trim stick with finish nails into the plywood edge of the counter. Work the float on a diagonal to press the grout deep into the joints. As the grout becomes firm, use a damp sponge to remove the excess from the tile surface. A sponge made with an abrasive pad on one side will make it easier to scrub loose the stubborn grout from the face of the tile.


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