As a granite assist guide, in designs the place your countertop spans supports, the length of the span (side to side as your going through it) ought to be restricted to 24″ for ¾” (2CM) thick stone and 36″ for 1¼” (three CM) stone thicknesses.
For designs the place your countertop is cantilevered or overhangs the supports, overhanging portion ought to be restricted 16″ to 24″.
Granite assist requirements: Fragile stones may require corbels and helps which are spaced closer collectively and that don’t enable as a lot overhang than the specifications here.
Use granite countertop brackets when overhanging stone counters. Considering that granite, marble, and limestone can have overhangs weighing hundreds of kilos, and considering how brittle granite countertops might be, granite assist brackets are imperative. Quartz countertops usually do not want support.
Granite helps will be both useful, ornamental, or both depending on your granite countertop installation. And in contrast to laminate countertops that don’t require helps, natural stone countertops require some thought and understanding of why and the way they are going to be used. It’s best to let an knowledgeable akin to your granite fabricator determine the need. See Original Granite Bracket for professional help on hidden countertop support.
Are your granite countertop brackets robust enough? Make sure that the helps you choose are made of half” thick steel!
What size granite countertop assist brackets will you need?
The size of your granite assist legs and brackets shall be based mostly in your overhang . For instance, if your granite overhangs 12 inches past your 2 x four knee wall, subtract 2-4″ for the desired size of your assist bracket. In this case, an eight” or 10″ deep bracket is called for.
How to add support brackets to existing countertops
You should utilize entrance mounting brackets to add help for countertops which can be already put in, creating an open, floating countertop effect. When you’re coping with sheet-rock over studs on a knee wall, you can do the following:
* Remove the sheet-rock over the stud where the bracket will be mounted.
* Mount the bracket to the stud and be sure that the top of the bracket is degree with the beneathside of the granite. The horizontal plate of the bracket should be level. If vital, shim the bracket between the vertical plate and the stud, not on the horizontal plate.
* After putting in the bracket, use a “Fast Patch” sheet-rock kit to cover the bracket.