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Old 10-11-2018, 04:56 PM   #1
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Can plywood be used as a leveling component for a quartz counter top installation?


We have beautiful cabinets and have ordered quartz to replace the countertops... the guy came to make the template and the cabinets are not level... can we use plywood (1/4 “) on the top and add shims where necessary? The cabinets are off about a half inch . The quartz thickness is 3cm... any information would be greatly appreciated
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I would start by asking your installer what he recommends. If more than 1/4" low, plywood might be ok as a shim.

Who installed the cabinets this poorly? Can they come back and fix their work?
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The cabinets are original to the house... 30 years.... thank you for your response... I will check with the installer of the quartz installer.
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I would attempt to level the cabinetry first. Shimming something as heavy as stone will tend to crush the shims and could lead to cracking. Once the old countertop is out, release all the screws holding the cabinets to the wall and shim them from the base to get the half inch rectified.
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