Fragile Granite + Costly Granite = Assist Your Granite!
Fragile Granite + Expensive Granite = Support Your Granite!
I just lately went to put in countertops for a buyer. Granite America had executed the perimeter cabinets, however not the island for this buyer. The customer had already had a granite island made by another person and did not have a very good experience, so they determined to use our company for the perimeter. Check out this island (not our stone) which is a extremely lovely stone name “Cosmic Black”.
This stone is a very costly, and has tons of motion and striations. The primary phrase that involves mind when describing this stone: GORGEOUS!
There is an one other phrase to describe this stone however: FRAGILE!
The motion in stone signifies that this rock is composed of several completely different minerals similar to quartz, feldspar, calcium, silica, and so forth. From our extensive expertise in granite fabrication, we all know that stones like this one probably have a fiberglass backing to give it strength. It’s merely TOO FRAGILE TO BE Put in Without Assist!
I suspected that the opposite manufacturer had strengthened the again of this slab to guantee that the countertops don’t break during transportation or installation. I was correct about my speculation. Take a look on the fiberglass below:
You can see the fiberglass meshing underneath the overhang. This fiberglass mesh is a precaution to make the countertop stronger. If the stone was to crumble, it might all be held collectively by this mesh.
Since InnoTops is in the enterprise of supporting countertops, we see an enormous problem with this set up. DO YOU SEE ANY Helps ON THIS COUNTERTOP
The overhang is practically 24” and there isn’t a further assist at all! Not solely is that this countertop is fragile, but when one thing heavy was to be set on the overhang, we wouldn’t be stunned if the countertop would break off!
I asked the client why there wasn’t any assist under their countertop The homeowner stated that she didn’t know that she wanted it. I told her that because the countertops are already put in, she ought to (unfortunately) use corbels for help. She complained that she doesn’t need the corbels to get in the way of peoples’ legs.