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We're having a kitchen done, with a new quartz countertop.

We want to put some drainage grooves on the countertop by the sink.

Our kitchen look is very modern. I wonder what the suggested length of the drainage groove is.

We want an average length. And what is that?

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closed as primarily opinion-based by DA01, auujay, Tester101 Jun 2 '14 at 9:51

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I think this is like asking "how long is a piece of string?". How long it should be is going to be mostly (if not entirely) dependent on your particular needs and the layout of your particular kitchen. – DA01 May 30 '14 at 14:22
If this is to handle runoff from a dish drying rack, look at the size of a normal dish rack and make it about that big. – auujay May 30 '14 at 18:35

I wouldn't put any drain-off stripes in stone. You already have a weak point by your sink and then you are going down and stripping 1/4 - 1/2 inch grooves right next to your weak point. You have no idea where the crack lines are in stone. I would say length should be 0.

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quartz counters are an engineered product bound by polymer resins not a natural stone slab. – OrganicLawnDIY May 30 '14 at 19:50
@OrganicLawnDIY - Quartz cracks and chips too. The quality of quartz countertops is literally all over the place. The lighter colors and the ones with more glass content scratch and chip easier. With grooves you are adding more of a likelihood of future issues. If I was getting a very high quality quartz from someone that I knew would be around in 10 years (not many in my area other than the big boxes) and they offered a warranty, then yes. But I tend to be a bit more cautious and pessimistic (realistic) with high priced purchases. – DMoore May 30 '14 at 20:08

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