Necessary to have dishwasher steam deflector/moisture barrier
I have moved frequently so I have owned homes with corian, wood, granite, laminate, and soap stone. ALL had moisture deflectors installed above the dishwasher just under neath the counter top.
I was told that the hot dishwasher moisture will soften the adhesive, destroy the laminate and the kitchen cabinet.
I recently installed a Bosch dishwasher under soapstone along with the moisture deflector.
My niece who is in the middle of a kitchen installation was told that it is not necessary to have a moisture barrier/deflector with marble counter tops.
I understand why laminates need the moisture barrier but
Aren't all counter tops needing the moisture deflector to prevent moisture on the cabinets?