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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Self Edge Dimensions

We received the following question recently by email through and I thought it might be helpful.

How wide do you figure the Edge tile is cut? An inch and half or two inches? I'm building cherry cabinets and need to know where to set the top drawer so it will be below the tile line. Thanks for the help.

I believe your question has to do with the self-edge trim on the outside edges of the counter. It will be helpful to go to the Tile Edging section of our website and then click on the box titled Self Edge. (
If Self Edge is what you are referring to, the width of the self edge is determined by, you, the installer. We have seen the width vary anywhere from 1” to 2¼”. Factors that influence that dimension are clearance of cabinet doors, appliances, and breadboards, as well as your own opinion as to how much of the granite you want to show on the face. The most common width of self edge is around 1½”.

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The Granite Tile Guy



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