Do's and Don'ts - Granite Overhang & Countertop Support

Do's and Don'ts of Countertop Supports

Do's of Countertop Supports

  • Ensure 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 support available.
  • Consult with a design engineer or contractor for custom support applications.
  • Use adhesive and/or fasteners that securely hold your corbels or braces to the support structure.
  • Carefully plan out your countertop dimensions before beginning the process of obtaining materials and supports.
  • Enjoy many memories around a beautifully designed and supported 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.
  • Leave raw steel brackets unpainted as they will rust over time.
  • Use inadequate aluminum or thin gauge shelf brackets to support your countertops.

Federal Brace manufactures a full line of countertop supports, including low profile countertop supports, hidden counter supports, wood corbels, elevated counter supports, counter standoffs, and island support legs. All of our products are designed and manufactured in the United States to ISO-certified quality standards.

If you have any questions relating to your specific countertop support application, we'd love to help! Give us a call at (877) 353-8899.

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