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How to fix a bad edge seam in honed carrara marble counter

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Recently installed honed carrara marble counters. Terrible edge seam. How can this be fixed?

lap (post #207480, reply #1 of 9)

Are these 2 slabs stacked?

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It's a thickened edge, (post #207480, reply #2 of 9)

It's a thickened edge, achieved by taking the trimmings and gluing them to the bottom of the slab.  "Booking" looks good with wood but bad with marble, and there appears to be a gap near the corner.

(My suggestion: Latex paint.)


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Yes Dan, Do you have any (post #207480, reply #4 of 9)

Yes Dan, Do you have any suggestions how this can be fixed? A. Using heat to release the bottom added piece of marble and then not having any seam. B. adding another piece of marble to the edge to "cover the seam". Do you know if any of these approaches will work? Do you know of how this can be fixed? Thank you for your response!

What?  You didn't like the (post #207480, reply #5 of 9)

What?  You didn't like the latex paint suggestion??

(I'd find a good stone shop and ask for ideas.)


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Yes this is a stacked edge (post #207480, reply #3 of 9)

Yes this is a stacked edge using cut pieces from the original slab to give the look of a thicker piece of marble. Sadly as you can see from the photos the edge seam is horrible and extremely noticeable. I am looking for suggestions on how this can be fixed. Basicly A. Can the bottom added piece be removed by using a heat gun causing the adhesive to release from the top piece of marble B. Can another piece of marble be added to cover the edge seam. This is honed carrara marble. Do you know how this can be fixed without removing the entire countertop. These were installed 3 weeks ago in a new build house. Thank you for any advice on how to approach this.

lap (post #207480, reply #6 of 9)

I'm sorry, but the pictures must not do it justice.  I'll take your word for it-the seam is unacceptable.

Who did the work?  What are they going to do to help?

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Where is this? A countertop? (post #207480, reply #7 of 9)

Where is this? A countertop? What are you using for edge trim elsewhere in the room? No possibility to place edge trim over it? We have tile and marble countertops in our kitchen and I installed bullnose oak trim over the edges to hide that kind of thing.

 

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Unfortunately it's got (post #207480, reply #8 of 9)

Unfortunately it's got rounded corners, so wood trim won't work unless you can custom-shape the corners.


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Fine Arts Portrait (post #207480, reply #9 of 9)

Very nice post guys thanks for sharing.

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