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Old 11-03-2009, 10:36 AM
 
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what is recommend for preparing cabinet bsaes for granite?
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Old 11-03-2009, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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You really should have a professional install your granite - the fact that you are asking this question means you probably don't have the experience to install your own granite properly. If you have no other choice but to do it yourself, I'd do an internet search and get some professional guidelines.
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Old 11-03-2009, 10:56 AM
 
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Tile or slab?
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Old 11-04-2009, 08:27 AM
 
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Default kitchen cabinet and granite

I've install alot of cabinets, but never had granite install on top of one. I'm just looking for what would be required by the granite installer from me as the cabinet installer. I don't want any surprises down the road. BEleive me I would never try installing granite..........
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Old 11-04-2009, 08:34 AM
 
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That would be a slab that would be installed.
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Old 11-04-2009, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Loudoun Cty, Virginia
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I'm far from an expert, but had granite installed recently. I believe nearly all cabinets are capable of supporting the granite counters just fine, but they need to be level.

When all of our contractors came out to do estimates, the first thing they checked for was how level our cabinets are and if they'd need to put shims anywhere on the seating surface. I removed my old laminate counters myself, and they installed the granite right on top without any extra preparation really.

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Old 11-04-2009, 08:46 AM
 
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]I just had quartz installed in my kitchen and did not have to prep anything with m cabinets which are new and myself and uncle installed them. Just like with any installation job just make sure they are level and clean. It took them a very short period of time to install my countertops (1.5 hours mostly due to all the caulking). They made an adjustment to the sink base (cut some wood off of it) but nothing else needs to be done on your part.
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Old 11-05-2009, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Fort Collins, CO
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Nothing extra has to be done with most cabinets to support granite slabs countertops. They do, however, have to be installed plumb and level. The tops of them must be flat with one another to prevent undue stress on any one part of the slab.
If one cabinet sets even 1/8" higher than the next it will cause that area to have most of the weight of the entire slab pressing on it - think teeter-totter. Use a long straight edge and make sure they are all flat.
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