Marble countertops just arrived

whit461April 3, 2013

Our marble counters just arrived. Damn, why am I nervous!!!!!

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whit461

Pics from iPad. Sorry I can't copy from photobucket on ipad

    Bookmark   April 3, 2013 at 5:35PM
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whit461

Next

    Bookmark   April 3, 2013 at 5:36PM
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whit461

Pcs coming together

    Bookmark   April 3, 2013 at 5:45PM
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whit461

Peninsula

    Bookmark   April 3, 2013 at 5:46PM
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whit461

Nip and tuck

    Bookmark   April 3, 2013 at 5:47PM
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whit461

Yeah it fits, but I couldn't watch

    Bookmark   April 3, 2013 at 5:48PM
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293summer

They look lovely!

    Bookmark   April 3, 2013 at 5:51PM
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ruthie51

They are beautiful. And I'm like you...I can never watch those things.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2013 at 5:57PM
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karin_mt

Whoo hoo! Kitchen porn. They look amazing - thanks for sharing!

    Bookmark   April 3, 2013 at 5:58PM
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35ftcabo

So classic and beautiful. Congrats!

    Bookmark   April 3, 2013 at 6:07PM
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justmakeit

Gorgeous counters! I love the brackets on the peninsula too -- sort of the "modern cottage" vibe the Washington Post article mentioned. Can't wait to see more photos as this kitchen comes together!!

    Bookmark   April 3, 2013 at 6:13PM
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miffybunny

Beautiful!

    Bookmark   April 3, 2013 at 6:55PM
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belle_va

Just beautiful. LOVE your counters. I can't wait to see the final reveal pictures and to read all the details.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2013 at 6:56PM
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Holly- Kay

So beautiful!

    Bookmark   April 3, 2013 at 7:02PM
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kitchen_maman

Beautiful! Mine arrived and were installed today too!

    Bookmark   April 3, 2013 at 7:39PM
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stacieann63

Beautiful!

    Bookmark   April 3, 2013 at 8:00PM
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gr8daygw

Yummy! I love it, so beautiful.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2013 at 8:02PM
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SparklingWater

So excited for you! Lovely!

    Bookmark   April 3, 2013 at 8:06PM
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belle_va

Whit461- I read in an earlier thread that you were thinking of honed. These look like they have a higher sheen than honed- did you end up with polished? Did you have your fabricator seal with anything?

    Bookmark   April 3, 2013 at 8:42PM
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cat_mom

Pretty, pretty!

    Bookmark   April 3, 2013 at 11:10PM
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kam76

I am curious too, how far is your overhang on your peninsula? I am going to have a 12" overhang of carrera marble on my island and my fabricator said I didn't need any corbels or a bracket to brace the stone. Yours sure look nice and it makes me nervous to think there is nothing supporting it.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2013 at 1:45AM
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whit461

Belle_va, yes, very good, we wanted honed, not polished. Even though we were told they could do it, turns out the can't. We've checked around and if we go that route we can do it in place for about $500 give or take.

Kam76, our overhang is 16 inches. The brackets are 14" on the top, 18" down. Generally 30" apart. I am no expert, but have researched to death. What I understand is that Granite can hang up to 10" unsupported, but really anything over 8" needs supports at roughly every 36"+. Marble is more brittle, as I understand it, and will not self support anywhere near as much overhang as granite. I had a hard time finding brackets beyond 10", which would have left 6" hanging out there on its own. The fabricators really, really, didn't like that, and suggested at a minimum no more than 4" unsupported. Also, this is 3CM thick, 2CM probably needs a full concrete foundation for support.

If the fabricator is willing to warranty the stone and labor, OK, but I wouldn't want to leave 12" out there alone. Nor would I want it on my lap or feet when it fell. Just me.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2013 at 12:34PM
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ikeltz

Marbelous! Can't wait to se the finished pics.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2013 at 6:52PM
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a2gemini

Looks awesome -yes it was hard to watch when the seams were put together - and the installer said - no blips in the power as Sparky was working on other things - fortunately, it came out perfectly!
Love the "Marbelous" from jketz!

    Bookmark   April 4, 2013 at 7:30PM
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M4rtin

Hey, may I ask what Range is that ?
I really like the look of it.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2013 at 11:05PM
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whit461

We do, too. GE Monogram DF30".

    Bookmark   April 5, 2013 at 5:42AM
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