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asked in category: General Last Updated: 27th January, 2020

How do you overhang a granite countertop?

The standard overhang is 1 ½” from the face frame of the cabinets. This gives a good visual appearance because it creates a ¾” overhang from the door fronts. You can compare this to the 1” overhang typical of the laminate countertops you are looking to replace with granite.

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Accordingly, how much should a granite countertop overhang?

Granite Overhang Limits Per Experts According to the Marble Institute of America, you can safely overhang granite that is 1- 1/4″ thick up to 10″ without supports. However, the cantilevered portion cannot be more than 1/3 the total width of the countertop.

Subsequently, question is, what is the standard overhang for a countertop? 1 to 1 1/2 inches

In respect to this, how do you overhang a granite island?

As a granite support guide, in designs where your countertop spans supports, the length of the span (side to side as your facing it) should be 16 to 20 inches. For designs where your countertop is cantilevered or overhangs the supports, overhanging portion should be limited to 2 to 3 inches from the outer edge.

How do you support a countertop overhang?

Do's of Countertop Supports

  1. Ensure your supporting structure is sufficient for holding your countertop and supporting brackets or corbels.
  2. Use a countertop support that extends to within 4 inches of edge of your countertop.
  3. Fasten your supports to the most substantial support available.

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