To update on the granite tile counter edge polishing...
Ordered a set of diamond polishing pads, brick pattern, from granite
city tools (they were very helpful! highly recommended), plus a
buffing pad, and went to work. 60 grit thru 3000 in 7 steps, then the
buffing pad. Worked wonderfully! Edge looks as good as the top.
But, when I cut the strips that are to go on the edge (hide the
plywood & backerboard), the blade chipped the tile no matter how
careful I was. When you put the strip up against the overhanging
tile, the somewhat rough edge of the underside of the tile and chipped
edge of the strip don't look good. I thought about going with a wood
edge at that point, but I'm thinking that I might try to grind down
the meeting edges at ~45 degrees to remove the chip marks, then butt
the tiles together.
Or, maybe, just grind them a bit to remove the chipping...
Do you folks think that's feasible without the special $125++ router
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bottom of countertop tile
\ strip tile to hide counter base