Requirements For Granite? - Interior Decorating - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Interior Decorating

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-16-2008, 11:04 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 113
Rewards Points: 75
Default

Requirements for Granite?


Are there any requirements for granite as it pertains to cabinets such as weight distribution, height or anything else? I'm asking because I would like to replace my Formica countertops with granite however my cabinets were installed more than ten years ago, before I moved here. The cabinets are in good condition but before I embark on this project I would like to know if there are any requirements.

Advertisement

jerome8283 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2008, 11:15 AM   #2
BUILDER / REMODELING CONT
 
buletbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: LONG ISLAND N.Y
Posts: 1,543
Rewards Points: 1,000
Default

Requirements for Granite?


once the old top is removed check and make sure that the existing cabinets are sound and level across there tops. install cleats behind dishwasher against wall. check on the size of your floor joists also, you don't want any deflection of the floor, I have seen a granite top crack in mid span by sink because of the floor joist being under sized with 2x6's. you should be fine, but it should be up to the granite top fabricator to determine the structural support of the top, being there going to warranty it. BOB

Advertisement

buletbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2009, 05:05 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 44
Rewards Points: 25
Default

Requirements for Granite?


We just had granite installed on cabinets that have to be at least 10 years old. I asked similar questions of the contractor and he provided similar answers to the post above. Besides a couple of small shims to level part of the counter and corbels under the breakfast bar, the granite was mounted directly to the cabinets without added support.
Kiwi. is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Kitchen Wiring Requirements SS396 Electrical 24 02-07-2011 11:00 AM
What are the joist requirements for a tile floor? slatergrl Flooring 8 07-16-2008 11:08 AM
Bedroom and bath circuit requirements? pcampbell Electrical 3 05-20-2008 12:21 AM
Drain clean out requirements steve1234 Plumbing 2 11-21-2007 12:06 AM
Requirements for Sill anchors and ledger boards? sandyman720 Building & Construction 7 08-20-2007 07:56 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts