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Unread 04-03-2021, 08:10 AM   #1
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Kerdi Curb width for top tile

Home project of walk-in shower.
The kerdi curb is 4 1/2 wide x 6 high.
I plan to cut it down to about 2-3 inches high but want to use a solid piece to cap it.
In looking at tile stores it seems the marble caps come in 4 and 6 inch width.
Considering the tile on each side, would the 6 inch have a lip.
Or
Do you guys suggest something else? I appreciate any and all advice.
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Unread 04-03-2021, 08:36 AM   #2
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Welcome, Fire.

Can't say. If your finished curb is less than six inches wide and you put a six-inch top on it, yes, it'll have a bit of overhang.

If the off-the-shelf pieces don't fit your need, stone fabrication people can likely cut you a custom piece from scraps in their yard at a pretty reasonable cost.

My opinion; worth price charged.
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Unread 04-03-2021, 10:54 AM   #3
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My local tile and countertop store gave me a list of all of their fabricators that they recommend to customers buying full slabs of stone and quartz. Those fabricators/installers have all of the remnants from the full slabs that folks buy to have custom countertops made.

Where I live in CA I found out who HD uses to install quartz countertops and I was able to contact them to fabricate a small countertop from a silestone quartz remnant that I used in my laundry room. It was cheap.
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Snets can you share who that is! I can't find anyone to fab a corner bench top
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Well, two years ago it was Pentagon Surfaces in Manteca, CA. I think they only do the SF Bay area though. Before that it was Duracite. Check Duracite's website, I think they are still in the process of going out of business and auctioning off hundres of slabs of material.

http://www.duracite.com/
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Try Googling 'stone fabricators in san Diego' and call some. You'll probably come up with at least one that will let you buy some remnants and make what you want.
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Hi Jim, I'm in north county san Diego, and I've called about 10 different stone places, and none of them wanted to sell anything but a full slab, or had a minimum that was far too large. I found one guy that would do it, but he wanted $300 for each 48x6" piece of quartz. I finally found a website online that has some for $150
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I searched "quartz Remnants" in your area, did you try these guys:

https://www.thecountertopcompany.biz/specials/

10% off remnants they say.
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Where I live, obviously way across the country, the fabricator I've used sells his remnants for 50% of the per sqft price of a normal slab order. One of the more expensive options working with stone is finishing the edges. Depending on the stone you select, you might be able to do it yourself, but it's certainly easier if you have them do it!

They do make profiling wheels that you can put on your wetsaw, and you could do it by hand with a grinder, but it's harder to keep a nice straight line.
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Exactly, there are hundreds of small fabrication shops that pick up those huge slabs of stone of quartz from the showroom you visit and fabricate counters, etc from them. You pay for the full slab, the fabricator/installer keeps the remnants. At least that is how it works here with the big tile/granite/stone/quartz showrooms that don't do their own installs, they recommend local fabricators/installers who come and pick up the slabs you bought and show up at your house with custom countertops, and all the scraps are at their shop.

The big box stores sell countertops per sq/ft (with a minimum sq footage) as opposed to slab pricing because their contracted installers do so much work for them; the installer buys and stocks the slabs and they use their own remnants for other jobs.
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I'll keep that in mind for next time. It didn't find these guys in my searches.
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