3cm slabs of marble, granite, quartz, and soapstone, are becoming increasingly popular. This thickness of stone, at roughly 1 1/4″ thick, is substantial enough to look great as a single layer in your kitchen or bathroom. (See our post on the differences between 2cm and 3cm stone here) However, a 1 1/4″ thick backsplash is […]
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Q&A: I’ve heard I should use 3cm granite because it’s stronger than 2cm, is this true?
By Stone Center Inc on October 10, 2014 in Q&A
A: No, and yes. The weakness of natural stone comes from its many veins and dry seams. Both 2cm and 3cm have these characteristics. The material itself: granite, marble, or other stone – is inheritably stronger when thicker. So yes, a 3cm slab of granite is stronger than a 2cm slab. However, we never install […]