A Thinner Slab Backsplash

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 another story.

Depending on the backsplash height, counter size, and the style of your space, it may look great, or it may not. Sometimes, with a standard 22″ vanity, that thick backsplash takes away vital counter space, especially in the sink area.

We can mill down your backsplash so that it’s a thinner 3/4″ thick. This is the thickness of 2cm stone, and a backsplash thickness that many are accustomed to seeing in theirs or others homes. The cost for this is minimal, and in some spaces, it makes a big difference in the finished look.

2cm vs 3cm backsplash

Above is a photo of a typical 4″ tall backsplash in 3/4″ thickness (Left) and 1 1/4″ thickness (Right)

Ultimately, the choice is yours. Both thicknesses can look great depending on your stone and your space. Come by our showroom and see examples of both splash thicknesses. Which one do you like best? What thickness of backsplash do you have in your home?


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