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Old 03-23-2011, 08:22 AM   #1
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I put two surface island with a butcher block counter top and granite. Any ideas on how to seal the seams where the granite meets the end-grain wood countertop? I know its needs to be flexible bc of the expansion/contraction of the wood but the debate is: Silicone? Nothing just template the granite to go right up next to it.

Nothing is installed yet except of the cabinets.

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Old 03-24-2011, 06:23 AM   #2
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I hesitate recommending any chemical caulk since this is a food prep area. Is the wood removable?? If yes, I wouuld leave it uncaulked and remove is at least once a week and clean around/under with bleach. The wood can be sealed with mineral oil, which is safe for food prep.

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I'd eliminate the integrated chopping block. Pulling one out of a cabinet is much simple and healthier.
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We've already decided on embedding the cutting board into the island and its just a matter of how to seal that seam. I think we will just use a clear silicone. Seems to be flexible and is really only for avoiding crumbs and what not entering in the seam.

They will be attached to the cabinets below and will be flush against each other so i dont see it being much of an issue.
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The board is 4 feet long so its large enough that you dont have to cut on the siliconed part. Not its not removable.
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