Wood next to granite
February 26, 2013 in Photo Questions
How do you seal or glue the wood countertop next to granite? What is the key to make an aesthetically appealing transition and keep dirt/water from falling down between the cupboards? Is it better to have wood slightly thicker than the granite or flush with each other?
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Palmer Todd
There is not necessarily a perfect solution for what you are describing. Wood naturally expands and contracts with climate changes so you would not want to use any type of adhesive in the transition. I suppose that you could use silicone or something that has some flexibility, but I would check with the supplier of the countertop to make sure that doing so would not void any warranty on the product. For us, a good template is always key. We get as tight of a fit as possible while still allowing enough space for natural expansion. I have found that a flush application requires more maintenance for what your are describing as opposed to having the wood be slightly thicker. It is also nice to have a break in that plane to set apart multiple materials. I hope this helps...thanks for the question.
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