1 ¼ (3cm) vs ¾ (2cm) Thick Granite

In this article, I want to focus on the question, “When should I use 1 ¼” thick granite”?

First of all, 1 ¼” is also commonly called 3CM (3 Centimeter). This is because it is actually cut to 3cm thick in another country and shipped that way to the USA. When you covert 3cm to the US Measurement System, it actually equals 1 3/16”, not 1 ¼”. However, for some reason (I think laziness) the granite industry has decided to verbally round the actual thickness by saying 1 ¼”. This can be frustrating for the technical minded buyer, but seldom does a buyer even notice.

So, “When should I use 1 ¼” thick granite”?

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Summary
When I am asked, “When should I use 1 ¼” Granite”, I say the following: If you are planning to install tile on the backsplash and if you can find the color you like in 1 ¼” thickness, then definitely use it. It is that simple.

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