Jul 06, 2017 1:17 pm
Has anyone done this before?
I'm installing the standard 20mm stone for my island, but will be switching after handover to proper carrara marble (it's way too expensive and the builder doesn't have the specific one I want) with a waterfall edge.
I have tiles in my kitchen area and I was wondering if it will be simple enough to get a cabinet-maker to lift up the current stone, and replace it with the marble? Or should I be telling my cabinet guys to not glue/screw the top, etc? I'm hoping to use the cheap stone outdoors in the outdoor kitchen
Alternatively, should I just get the builder to completely do away with the island and install it myself later? I know with floorboards u have skirting issues etc but am not sure what happens if the area is tiled? Also, will there be issues with getting electrical power points in my island if i installed them later?
Thanks for any advice and help!!
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Re: Install marble bench top after handover possible on tile2
Jul 07, 2017 1:28 pm
I'd just see if they can leave the benchtop off completely. If they wont, have a very basic 32mm laminate top installed and then remove that after handover and replaced with your marble benchtop.
If you have stone installed it's glued down so is harder to remove. Laminate benchtops are screwed on, so are far easier to remove after.
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Re: Install marble bench top after handover possible on tile4
May 18, 2018 4:43 pm
Removal of the handover and replacing it with your marble bench-top is very much possible provided its done the right way and by the experts. Get in touch with an expert as he/she would be able to guide you in the right way as far as such issues are concerned.
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