Return to the Kitchens Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Marble countertops just arrived

Posted by Whit461 (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 3, 13 at 16:50

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


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Marble countertops just arrived

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


 o
RE: Marble countertops just arrived

Next


 o
RE: Marble countertops just arrived

Pcs coming together


 o
RE: Marble countertops just arrived

Peninsula


 o
RE: Marble countertops just arrived

Nip and tuck


 o
RE: Marble countertops just arrived

Yeah it fits, but I couldn't watch


 o
RE: Marble countertops just arrived

They look lovely!


 o
RE: Marble countertops just arrived

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


 o
RE: Marble countertops just arrived

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


 o
RE: Marble countertops just arrived

So classic and beautiful. Congrats!


 o
RE: Marble countertops just arrived

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!!


 o
RE: Marble countertops just arrived

Beautiful!


 o
RE: Marble countertops just arrived

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


 o
RE: Marble countertops just arrived

So beautiful!


 o
RE: Marble countertops just arrived

Beautiful! Mine arrived and were installed today too!


 o
RE: Marble countertops just arrived

Beautiful!


 o
RE: Marble countertops just arrived

Yummy! I love it, so beautiful.


 o
RE: Marble countertops just arrived

So excited for you! Lovely!


 o
RE: Marble countertops just arrived

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?


 o
RE: Marble countertops just arrived

Pretty, pretty!


 o
RE: Marble countertops just arrived

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.


 o
RE: Marble countertops just arrived

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.


 o
RE: Marble countertops just arrived

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


 o
RE: Marble countertops just arrived

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!


 o
RE: Marble countertops just arrived

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


 o
RE: Marble countertops just arrived

We do, too. GE Monogram DF30".


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Kitchens Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here