I’m having a new quartz counter top installed and have heard that it is
very difficult to drill holes to attach the dishwasher holding tabs.
What is your recommendation for drilling holes in the quartz, and the
correct screws to use. Would you recommend not drilling holes and
utilizing a glue or some other attachment strategy. Thanks for your help
Dishwashers usually have an alternate mounting method for stone or
similar tops. There is usually a bracket or mounting holes in the
sides so that they can be mounted to the side cabinets. Using the top
mounting hole is not recommended. If there is no alternative mounting
method, a 1x across the top may work. Check your dishwashers
instructions. This case should be in there.
I've purchased at Lowes a kit for mounting dishwashers under a solid
countertop (granite in my case). Using the same top dishwasher
brackets it "glues" the tabs to the underside of the countertop. Works
like a charm and costs about $10. No drilling necessary.
On Tuesday, May 28, 2013 2:47:02 PM UTC-7, jb wrote:
I siliconed a thin wood board with plenty of surface area to the underside
of the quartz and then screwed the dishwasher tabs into the wood. Worked g
reat. Just remember to clamp well and wait for the silicone to set up comp
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