Hi Group, I am adding 2 24" cabinets to each side of our stove, with
silestone counters. Since they will not be large like a long run of
cabinets, I don't think I can just depend on weight to hold the tops in
place. Anyone know how to fasten the counter? They will both be in a
'corner' as well.
Things to watch out for: Make sure that joints are well supported on
both sides by the SAME support. I have a slight drop in mine where
the joint was positioned over a corner cabinet and one side was not
My granite is held in place with silicone caulk. I would opt for the
silicone over construction adhesive only because it would hold perfectly
well, but could be cut free if you really had to. Undoing construction
adhesive without applying stesses that would crack silestone would be
*tips hat to Robert (nailshooter)* Thank you for the vote of confidence.
If the Silestone sections are small, flip them over and clean the bottom with
methyl hydrate. Then, place a healthy blob of silicone II (GE) on each corner
of the cabinet. Gently lower the Silestone straight down..DO NOT slide
sideways/shift. DO NOT push down. Allow the slab to find it's own comfy level.
Go away for 12 hours.
When the silicone sets, it will prevent the top from sliding and the viscosity
of the silicone will go to work as a 'leveller', making up for any 'unevenesses'
(one of my guys used to use that word, it kinda stuck.)
For the engineered stone fans, check out Hanstone. Gorgeous colours, one price.
Same formula as Zodiaq, Silestone, Cambria = 93% Quartz 7% Acrylic binder.
click on the Hanstone button on my website http://www.topworks.ca
How is THAT for a shameless plug, eh?
thanks for the heads up. we have been looking at silestone but SWMBO
cant decide on a color. think african mahogany nateral clear finish
and white appliances. suggestions? for the last few months it has been
chip board tops with contac paper of every color under the sun!!!! she
gets a diferent color nearly every week. im a little tired of seeing
my nice work covered with contac paper! maybe in a year or two she
will find a color she likes. lmao..gotta love her but i would realy
like to finnish this kitchen. sorry bout the rambling on.
My normal suggestions include the pitfalls of the darker colours, the
'hard-to-keep-clean' of the very light, solid colours....and above
all...stay away from the really trendy colours. Too much colour forces
one into having to decorate around it for the next umpteen years.
Any of these countertops are a lot of money, so appreciate what your
wife is doing. But to get locked in to Hunter Green, for example, will
be asking for disappointment down the road. It will show fingerprints,
like all the dark ones, and what other colours go with Hunter Green?
There are plenty of natural colours available, in the earth tones and
Then there is the colour "Festival", which looks like somebody threw up
Smarties into a bucket of curdled milk. :)
lmao!!!! she is leaning towards light colors sooo...... guess i will
find out when she makes up her mind. thanks for clearing up some q's
though. i had not thought about fingerprints and such when leaning
toward dark colors.
Long ago, Maggie and I gave up designer stuff for "stain colored" stuff
like rugs and counter tops. We have the shit brindle green burble
silestone counter tops in the kitchen and it is working well. We swamp
it down as needed and napalm it a couple times a year whether it needs
it or not.
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