Old Fangled is right, most cabinets will hold the weight of granite
just fine. The thing you might need to worry about is if you have an
exceptionally large overhang, like for a bar. It is a good idea to
brace any over hang over 10 inches.
If you have any doubt about the sturdiness of your cabinets or any
other questions about installing your granite contact a local granite
I'd worry more about the floor system (if its an island design) if its
not slab on grade before I worry about the cabinets taking the weight.
I've seen a couple sad results where a home owner remodeled there
kitchen. Put in an island system in the middle of the floor span with
granite counters and promptly cracked the grout joints on his tile
floor when the counters were installed after the tiling was done.
2x10 floor joists with 14ft span wouldn't take the additional mid-span
weight without the deflection which took out the grout.
Fur not! From Wiki:
Hob - the top cooking surface on a cooker (referred to as a 'stove
top' in the United States) in the United Kingdom, Singapore, and other
parts of the commonwealth. It typically comprises several cooking
elements (often four), also known as 'rings'
There's a pun in there somewhere about the rings of the nubile
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