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dnassif 03-30-2006 08:56 PM

installing granite counter tops
for anyone familiar with this, where 3/4 x 3" wooden slats were used for custom tile work that i am replacing, is a plywood sub-surface still needed for granite slabs?

R&D Tile 03-31-2006 05:41 PM

What slats?, on a countertop?:confused:

If you are asking about if wood substrate is needed for a solid surface granite slab on a countertop, the answer is no.:)

dnassif 04-01-2006 11:46 AM

wife was told that plywood is always required as a subsurface for granite but installer says not so.
i mention the slats because they were built into the original cabinets to support having tile installed. seems to me that they would suffice if support was needed

Krichton 05-03-2006 06:46 AM

The installer is correct. If you are dealing with an entire slab of granite it can just be placed directly on the base cabinets.

HWPipes 07-01-2006 08:37 AM

I agree with the others with one caveat. If you have an island where the countertop overhang exceeds 9 inches, the consensus of 5 granite counter top companies we talked to was that you should have a substrate that extends out to the edge of the granite or you should install corbels. In our case the overhang was 18 inches so we could have eating space where chairs would fit under the overhang.

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