My wife is putting an 8' long piece of granite on the counter in our master
The granite guy says we need to provide a frame for support under the edges
of the granite.
To my hard old head, it seems to me the best thing would be to provide a
smooth, flat bed for the granite to rest on. This would seem to be a much
better support platform, as it would give support under much of the surface.
The edge frame the granite guy wants us to use seems like it would invite
the granite to eventually crack where no support is.
What's the deal here?
You have a very good pont there, but there are many 'classic' themes
that always look good. What many people object to in some of the
current fads (decks, granite, etc.) is that the outcome is really butt
ugly like the Cadillac Escalade. Even many current house designs are
simply ranch style with monster roofs supported by huge trusses with
the space containing nothing of value nor utility. Impractical vaulted
ceilings are the wasteful norm, but the owners save the planet by
putting out a few pitiful WalMart plastic bags in the little bitty
green recycle box at the curb. Pragmatism has taken a leave of
absence. Go figure.
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