Do's and Don'ts | Countertop Support and Installation
Do's and Don'ts of Countertop Supports
Do's of Countertop Supports
- Make sure that your supporting structure is sufficient for holding your countertop and supporting brackets or corbels.
- Use a countertop support that extends to within 4 inches of edge of your countertop.
- Fasten your supports to the most substantial supporting members available.
- Consult with a design engineer in custom support applications.
- Use fasteners that are substantial enough to hold your corbels to the supporting members.
- Use adhesive or fasteners to attach your countertop to the supporting brackets and structure.
- Carefully plan out your countertops before beginning the process of obtaining materials and supports.
- Enjoy many memories around a beautifully designed and support countertop.
Don'ts of Countertop Supports
- Risk damaging your countertops by leaving overhangs greater than 4 inches unsupported.
- Wait to the last minute to purchase your countertop supports.
- Risk damage to your countertops by using a bracket that is not strong enough to support them.
- Neglect planning your countertop layout and support.
- Fasten your countertop supports to weak supporting structure and expect them to hold up your counter.
- Use wimpy fasteners to attach your support brackets to your structure members.
- Leave raw steel brackets unpainted as they will rust over time.
- Use aluminum or thin gauge shelf brackets to support your countertops.