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Question DetailsAsked on 3/29/2014

Is it possible to repair the edge of a black granite countertop?

My wife dropped a bottle and chipped the edge of our solid black granite countertop. It didn't chip as a solid piece, so it can't be epoxied back in place.

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Short and sweet answer, yes they can be repaired. I am not sure if you do a search under countertops on Angies list under the Home search area you will be able to find it but it would be a good place to start. Many slabs of granite are not even perfect when they start out and have spots with epoxy filler in them. Generally you find this in the lower grade counters that are advertised. There are field repair people that have the equipment to do it in house and you may have to search to find one. It is almost more of an art than a trade as color matching can be a task. If you do not see a listing for a repair person you could call a few countertop companies and ask if they have someone they could recomend or possibly have one in house as accidents happen when doing an install and they may have one. Depending on the color you have the repair can almost be invisible.


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Answered 5 years ago by ContractorDon

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Another solution which is more expensive but might appeal to you in terms of avoiding future such issues, especially if you have sharp corners and the breakout is small, is to have the leading top edge ground/routed to a bevel or rounded edge, assuming the breakout was not very deep. The simpler shapes - simple rounded or flat bevel, can be done in-place by some contractors, without removing the countertop. Of course, you need a top-notch contractor who knows what he is doing, or you can get a ruined countertop.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD




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