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How much weight can a granite countertop hold?
Last Updated: 30th March, 2021
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Then, can you sit on granite countertops?
Do Not Sit Or Stand On Your Countertops Unlike laminate countertops, granite countertops are very hard, but they are not flexible and do not have plywood backing. Too much weight in one spot could cause a crack.
Similarly, can granite break easily? Granite is extremely unlikely to crack during normal use. Most cracks are the result of stress during handling, fabrication, or installation. However, it is possible to cause cracks or stress fractures by standing on countertops or, in some cases, placing extremely hot objects on the surface.
Just so, how far can granite span without support?
An unsupported span of 24” and up to a maximum of 36” is acceptable as long as the stone is supported on both sides of the span. Longer spans must be supported across the span. Over hangs should be not exceed 6” for 2cm granite, 10" for 3cm granite and 15" for 3cm quartz beyond the supported area.
How much weight can a kitchen countertop hold?
Countertops are fairly thick - at the very least 3/4 of an inch, but can be much more. Also, the weight will be distributed over a fairly large area. Thats way more of everything than my hagen stand has - and it's rated to hold up to 1000 pounds! The weak spot on a kitchen counter is the sink area.