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Standards for Stone

Follow these rules of thumb for a good-looking, long-lasting counter.

Backsplash: Seal joint with silicone.
Thickness: Choose ¾- or 1¼-inch slabs.
Cabinets: Top goes directly over base units or plywood.
Edges: Rounded ones don't chip as easily as squared ones.
Overhang: Equal to or just beyond the projection of the installed drawer pulls.
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