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Waterfall Counters

Posted: 8 March 2013

Incorporating a waterfall countertop is a clean contained look that helps ground an island, or finish off a tub surround. It's a great way to break away from traditional countertops and create a statement in any space.


Clark Construction contemporary kitchen in Norwalk CT with waterfall counter.

A waterfall counter is a fresh addition to a kitchen (or bathroom) because it breaks away from the expected horizontal countertops.


The stone continues vertically down the sides of the island, creating a wonderful flow. This ties the countertops to the floor, giving the whole space a unified, connected feeling.



Closeup of Clark Construction island with waterfall detail, in Norwalk CTIn the kitchen to the left, the two tiered island is wrapped, waterfall style, with quartz stone. This grounds it, and makes the oversized island not so intrusive, and "just the right size" for the space.



This look can be a little pricey, as it requires extra countertop material, whether stone, concrete, metal, or wood, to be cut and finished on the vertical ends of your cabinet run.


But it certainly gives you a big bang for your buck; it's a modern and tailored way to finish off a run of cabinets.

Tub surround with wide waterfall detail on Clark Construction award winning bath remodel in Ridgefield, CTIn the bathroom it can also be used to finish off the vanity cabinets or to create a tub surround, as shown to the left. It gives a really clean look. This is a case where a picture is worth 1000 words!


waterfall counter in kitchen with granite look quartz engineered materialOften times this is a detail that you’ll see in contemporary spaces. But it can used successfully in traditional homes as well, often with Carerra Marble, or quartz composite materials such as Cambria or Ceasarstone.

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