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Have you ever seen a marble rangehood?

Posted by firsthouse_mp (My Page) on
Mon, Sep 23, 13 at 0:02

I am looking at the option to wrap my 48" range hood in slabs of marble. However, the slab would be 4feet x 11feet tall. That's a lot of weight to be resting on its edge. I have seen one range hood by a designer named Nicole Hollis where she did wrap the hood in marble but it was only 3-4ft tall, not 11 feet.

If anyone has ever seen anything like this, will you point me to a link or post a picture?

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Here is a link that might be useful: Marble Range Hood


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RE: Have you ever seen a marble rangehood?

You would need a LOT of steel tied into extra support in the foundation to be able to support 2000 pounds. You'd have to have at least a lip of some angle iron painted to match to be exposed.

A better alternative would be the new large format ceramic tile that mimics stone slabs and comes in 5x10 sizes. Or laminate that comes in those sizes. It would still be heavy enough, but it might not kill you if it cracked and came sliding down.

Also look at the scale of what you're thinking of here. You couldn't have any other upper cabinets in the room. It would completely dominate the whole space, and all of the other elements would need to be carefully chosen to be subservient.


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Thanks Hollysprings. Yes, I am carefully considering this all. I don't have any uppers in the room right now, and the house is fairly modern, so the clean lines could work. But, as you mentioned, the sheer weight of the thing makes the engineering of it complicated. I wonder if I have never seen it done because it's just too risky?

Just another one of my crazy design ideas.....


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How about Kerlite 3.5 mm porcelain tile, which comes in large (as in 39"x118") sheets?

Here is a link that might be useful: Marble look Kerlite


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Saw this while looking for textured glass and remembered the question! Hope it isn't too late to help.


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What About Fiandre extra large format porcelain tiles?

Here is a link that might be useful: Fiandre


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That would be the place for some really good faux painting, or laminate marble-look material as sheathing ... because even the ceramics are going to need serious engineering to support their weight.

You can get excellent copies of slab marble from Formica and Wilsonart -


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Thanks kksmama....it's great that you saw this. Have still been investigating it and I think between my structural engineer, contractor and fabricator, they have it worked out, so I am seriously considering doing it.

If you ever see anything more like it, let me know!


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I admit to wanting you to do it so I could see the photos. It would be really amazing.

If you have some public buildings near by - like an old city hall, train station or court house - those kinds of buildings almost always have large sheets of marble, marble paneling. Just saying you might want to spend a little time looking around at one to see if you're good visually with big pieces of marble.


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Wow, it's a good thing (for my pocketbook) that I didn't know about Fiandre before choosing my backsplash tile. :-)

ineffablespace, thanks for posting the Fiandre info. Their Web site has the most gorgeous photos.

--Lee


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ineffable: have you seen this Fiandre in real life? I noticed that there's only a few places in the USA that carry this. I am going to go see this next week when I am near SanFran in that area, just out of curiosity. Their website is indeed gorgeous!

bmorepanic: I was thinking about the large slabs when I was first pondering this. I was in SF and saw an old bank and noticed how large of space the flooring was and it was all huge marble tiles. Then I searched commercial bldgs with large slab walls (found mostly travertine and other material, but some marble). My BIL is from Rome and said that many many places he grew up around had tons of marble that he knew were over 100 yrs old, especially the churches--whole walls made of marble.

Here is my quick Sketch-Up version of it. I think we have the mechanical requirements now understood, so it's just a matter of my designing it around those parameters. The pic does not show the rivets that I will need (3 at the least) along each side that will hold the marble to the frame. I am considering actually covering the rivets with marble buttons or making the rivets chrome.


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that kerlite looks like it would work really well also. I'd really like to see if these large format tiles could used for coutnertops, but that would be another thread.


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I have seen a full slab of Fiandre's Calacatta Maximum in real life, I even have a 45 x 90 cm sample standing on my desk, and it looks gorgeous.

The Calacatta Extreme does not look as nice in my opinion.


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The Fiandre looks gorgeous in the photo above. A large format porcelain tile like Fiandre or Kerlite could work well for this application. I saw a vanity display in a slab showroom where they used tiles like this to create a vanity top with a 4" thick mitered edge and an integrated sink. It looks like it was all carved out of a large slab of stone.

I don't think I would attempt to mix a porcelain "marble" hood with real marble counters. I would either use the porcelain for the counters too, or use something completely different for the counters, like grey or solid white quartz.

I love this hood from Houzz. It is a different material, but similar scale to what you are considering.


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I posted photos of the porcelain counter and sink on this other thread on May 16th. (My firm blocks access to Photobucket, so I can't post them again in this thread.)

Here is a link that might be useful: porcelain tile counter & sink


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Kay: That's a a wonderfully similar example--love it! Thank you so much for posting this. That's what I love about GW--so much great info sharing.


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Did the layout with my slabs this morning....here it is, the front of the marble rangehood. 11' tall and 48" wide.....will sit on a steel frame reinforced into the wall. Crossing my fingers it will all work out well. Because of the need to secure it to the frame, there will be bolts and so we are trying to figure out whether it will have a shaker-like stiles to cover the screws or whether I will make it look like it has rivets.

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Here is a beautiful example of a much smaller marble rangehood.

Here is a link that might be useful: Example


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Interesting to see your original layout again. Your progress post of windows, cabinets, buffet & bathrooms has definitely exceeded the high expectations I have of your remodeling projects. Your 1st kitchen is one of my all time favorites. This one-wow!
Please, keep us updated with pics. Gorgeous marble.

This post was edited by romy718 on Sun, Mar 9, 14 at 12:36


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firsthouse_mp - love the slab and see you chose movement this time. I hesitate to broach the subject of range hood size vs. cooktop size but it did cross my mind that the capture might not be large enough with this configuration. (Your sketch-up hood height seems to be quite tall).


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firsthouse_mp:

There is no need for exposed fasteners on your slab. Have your fabricator imbed bolts with epoxy, the same way he probably does sinks.


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Thanks Trebuchet! This tip might solve my design problem with the rivets. I will ask my fabricator who is worried about that slab staying affixed to the steel frame.

This has been an interesting "meeting of the minds" between my fabricator, the structural engineers, the frame fabricator, my contractor and myself. Each of us bringing our own set of worries to the table. I love that GW now has some expertise to lend to this idea.

OldBat: I used the calculation of 17 x 18 x 14 (room dimensions) and divided by 4 to get the min cfm. This calc comes to 1,071cfm. We are using a 1200 cfm insert, so hopefully I will be OK. I have a 48" range.


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