Whether you’re looking to re-do your countertop or you’re having a new countertop installation put in, you likely have many questions and decisions to make. After deciding on the right material, color and fit choices for your countertop, there comes the question of thickness.
And while you wouldn’t think that countertop thickness would be a major decision – it can make a huge difference that will affect many other aspects of your project, so it’s vital to understand the difference and choose the one that’s right for your needs. This post will help guide you toward choosing the countertop thickness that works best for your home.
Two Types of Countertop Thickness – 2cm (3/4”) versus 3cm (1¼”)
Can one centimeter really make that much difference? It doesn’t seem like it would, yet countertops have many different uses. The right thickness not only ensures years of dependable use, but also helps your countertop maintain its aesthetic appeal. Both have their benefits, and the main differences in thickness will change things such as the durability, how much labor is needed, the pricing and so forth.
However, different countertop thicknesses are best depending on your goals for your countertops, where they’ll be located, and what other elements will be around them. For example: