There are several things to keep in mind about the appearance of granite. After all, they are part of the overall look and can add character and beauty to the finished product.
- The seams are always done on a straight edge and sealed with a small bead of silicone. The silicone bead will be between 1/16 and 1/8 of an inch.
- Granite slabs vary in thickness, so to avoid uneven joints, installers use shims on the bottom of the top to level the top surface. This is a normal part of the installation process, so don’t panic if you notice shims, in case you decide to observe part of the installation process.
- It is standard practice to have some type of backsplash when you have granite countertops. Typically the backsplash is at least 4 inches tall, although it can be taller if desired.
- Most granite countertops will have a 1-inch overhang, but this can be modified if desired.