Edging a Countertop with Decorative Stone

What You'll Need
Decorative stone
A tile cutter
A measuring tape
A trowel
A grout float
A spong

Edging a counter top with decorative stone can streamline the look of the counter and add a professional touch to your kitchen.

Step 1 – Measuring the Counter Top Edge

Use the tape measure to determine the width of the edge of the counter top. A counter top edge is typically two inches in width.

Step 2 – Preparing the Stones

If necessary, cut the decorative stones to fit the length of your kitchen counter top.

Step 3 – Applying the Mortar

Use your trowel to apply the mortar to a small area of the the counter top edge. Working in small areas will prevent the mortar from becoming too dry.

Step 4 – Laying the Stone

Lay the stones onto the mortar. If possible, line up the stones with any tile on the counter top. Place spacers between each of the stones.

Step 5 – Allowing the Mortar to Dry

After three hours, remove the spacers. Allow the edging twenty-four hours to dry completely.

Step 6 – Applying the Grout

Use the rubber float to apply the grout. Work the grout into the spaces between the stone. Wet your sponge. Use the wet sponge to remove any excess grout from the stone and counter top. Allow the grout twenty-four hours to dry.