On the Edge: Mitered Edge

There are numerous edges that you can put on a slab of stone, but as of late the mitered edge has become the king of edges. What is a mitered edge you ask? When you see an extra thick counter top, it is probably not an 8cm slab, it is a mitered edge. This is where you take your normal 2 or 3 cm stone and cut it to a framed angle and connect them so they look as if it is one thicker slab.

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This mitered stone top has a slightly eased edge and rounded corners. As you can see, the smallest change in detail makes the stone look very different.This is a great way to make your kitchen countertops the focal point of the space, and it can work well in either a modern or traditional kitchen. But it gives a very luxurious and expensive feel.

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This technique can also be used in reverse to create custom built in cabinets or other features.  By mitering the edge you can create beautiful personality that you cannot buy stocked. When choosing an edge for your stone, choose and edge that fits your life style and design aesthetic. Whether it is a mitered, straight edge, or a bull nose, there isn’t a wrong choice.

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