Unlike conventional countertops, which consist of a slab sitting on top of base cabinetry, a waterfall countertop vertically extends down to the floor on at least one side. It’s as if the stone is flowing down to the ground, hence the term waterfall countertop.
This elegant design enhances modern kitchen design and are incredibly popular right now. They provide a very unique look and make for a beautiful space.
Things To Consider When Choosing a Waterfall Countertop
In order to get a true waterfall effect you want to make sure that the countertop looks like it’s made from one continuous material. This makes using materials with natural veining like granite, marble, or even wood less than ideal. It’s difficult to match up the organic patterns, which can interrupt that cascading effect. That’s why we usually recommend using an engineered stone, like quartz. We can match veining to create a countertop that looks like one cohesive material, giving you that flowing look that you desire.
The stone slab used in waterfall countertops costs the same as any other slab, about $40 – $100 per square foot. Of course, you will need more material than a standard countertop so it can reach down around the side. That said, installation costs should be no different than what you’d pay for that of a conventional countertop.
The main cost difference between a conventional and waterfall countertop is in the fabrication. The slab must be cut precisely with a laser to produce a mitered edge that fits together seamlessly. If you’d like to learn more about how much this could cost for you project contact us.
Waterfall countertops are a great design investment that can really transform your kitchen. While they may cost more up front, they’re incredibly durable and beautiful.
Would you consider a waterfall countertop for your next project?