One of the most common questions customers ask us is, “how thick the stone should be for their project?”
While 3cm stone countertops are thicker than 2cm countertops it does not necessarily mean they are superior – both have specific advantages. With proper care and maintenance, either thickness can work well. Let’s talk about the differences of 2cm and 3cm stone to help you determine which stone is best for you.
While you can most certainly use a 2cm stone for your kitchen or bathroom counter, we do not recommend it. Since the 3cm stone is thicker than a 2cm stone, it is going to naturally be stronger, so it would work best for areas that see high traffic. Especially for something like limestone vanity tops or a marble counter, which are rather soft materials. Although the 2cm thickness is still stronger and more reliable than a bathroom vanity top made of artificial material is not as durable as the 3cm stone. And of course you want to have a granite countertop that will last you a lifetime, so durability is important.
However, this edge requires multiple seams, and limits the style of edge profiles you can choose from. Although this option may seem cheaper, it is substantially weaker than a 3cm stone, which may result in costing you more money in replacements and repairs down the road.
Let’s review instances where a 3cm thick stone would best suit your project: