counter tops for your new or remodeled
kitchen, is one of the most obvious these days. Being
around fro many years now, granite counter tops unify
both the beauty of a natural material with the functionality
and durability needed in a kitchen. Especially with the
upcoming new materials such as laminate or other solid
surface materials, granite never lost its attraction
to kitchen designers around the globe.
Durability of granite counter tops
its outstanding hardness granite counter tops beat
most other materials used for kitchentops by far. If
mounted properly the granite will gain additional stability.
Therefore it is recommended to use a up to 1 inch thick
spacer board on top of your kitchen cabinets. Such
a board will not only give additional stability but
also level the surface and provide a clean flat surface
for the granite countertops. In the next step
the granite counter tops are glued to the board using
silicone. Finally all edges and gaps to the wall are
also sealed with silicone, sometimes using additional
granite edge stones.
granite counter tops one are of difficulty are the
connections of two tops. Whenever you need to join
two countertops, make sure that the cut is done very
precise and the cutting surface is not allowing the
slightest gap. Otherwise over time these joints will
be extremely visible as dirt enters. So keep close
attention on all areas where your granite
counter tops get connected to another granite counter
top or the wall or a kitchen sink.