Must granite be glued?

buildinvaJuly 20, 2013

Mine was not. They just layer the stone in place. Though i was here for the Installation, It was a horribly stressful day and I thought perhaps I had missed seeing them do this. However, I just checked. I am not very strong and yet I can lift one of the pieces. It is not glued or adhered in any other way. Is this a problem? Or will it be okay? Thanks!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Many larger counters only have a bead or two of silicone to hold them in place. It's mainly the weight of the stone that keeps them there. Smaller counters and those with overhangs should always be siliconed in place. So, YES, you have a problem. Call them back out there. They've left you with a safety hazard.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2013 at 12:32PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Thanks, Green. You confirmed what I'd thought. Contractor is going to secure it. I want it to be as safe as possible!

    Bookmark   July 21, 2013 at 6:27PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
karin_mt & Marble Owners Who Have Been Able to Remove Etching
I've read that some have been successful at removing...
Help needed with this beam!!!
We had part of a wall taken down in the kitchen &...
Undermount sink keeps separating from granite
We recently had granite installed in our kitchen and...
Need advice badly! What should I do about my countertop?
The pictures below show my new installed Cambria Bradshaw...
quartz countertops
I'm so confused. I keep reading that quartz countertops...
Sponsored Products
Satin Nickel/Granite Three-Light Bath Light with Faux Alabaster Glass
$93.90 | Bellacor
Red Cast Iron 4.5-Qt. Covered Fry Pan
$79.99 | zulily
Carlton Carbon Black Paint Shaker Kitchen Cabinet Sample
CliqStudios Cabinets
Artemis Faux-Bois Bench
$995.00 | Horchow
Hooked Up Coat Rack
$59.99 | Dot & Bo
Ivory Glass Shade Iron Wall Sconce
Florence Style Loft Leather Sofa in White
$999.00 | LexMod
Modern Round White Ceramic Wall Hung Bathroom Toilet with Seat
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™