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Custom Kitchen Countertops llc

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      FOR AREAS WITH EXTENDED OVERHANG, THE CUSTOMER ALSO HAS THE CHOICE OF ROUNDING THE CORNERS OR “ADDING A RADIUS.”  THIS ALLOWS YOUR BODY TO MAKE CONTACT WITH THE STONE IN A WALKWAY AREA AND GLIDE AROUND THE CORNER INSTEAD OF MAKING A DIRECT IMPACT WITH THE STONE. A RADIUS IS RECOMMENDED ON ANY OPEN OUTSIDE CORNER, ESPECIALLY IN A MAIN WALKWAY AREA OR HOMES WITH CHILDREN. 
 

Typcal Seam Location
 

Seams
 

      MANY KITCHENS INCORPORATE AN EXTENDED COUNTERTOP OVERHANG, TYPICALLY USED AS A BAR TOP OR EATING AREA WITH STOOLS.  WHEN DESIGNING YOUR COUNTERTOP IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THAT COUNTERTOP OVERHANGS DO HAVE RESTRICTIONS AND NEED SUPPORT BRACKETS.  A GENERAL RULE OF THUMB, IS A COUNTERTOP CAN ONLY SUPPORT AN OVERHANG OF NO MORE THAN HALF THE WIDTH OF THE MAIN SUPPORT BASE STRUCTURE IT IS INSTALLED TO.   PLEASE CONSULT YOUR CKC REP TO DISCUSS WHAT SUPPORT MAY BE NEEDED FOR YOUR PROJECT.  

*customer responsible for support bracket supply and installation. 
 
Standard Example: Standard Island Cabinet depth is 24”  


An overhang of up to 11-3/4” can be supported without brackets.


Standard knew wall overhang of 12” on base wall of 6” will require brackets.
 


NEGATIVE REVEAL
CKC STANDARD
The countertop extends over the edge of the sink on all sides. 
 

POSITIVE REVEAL 
The countertop edge sits back from the edge of the sink, exposing the sink rim, typically 1/8". 
 


ZERO REVEAL 
The countertop meets the edge of the sink, fitting flush with the sink bowls. 

Sink Cut-out Upgrade  Specifications
 

Overhangs and Supports
 

Arch
 

                         ALMOST ALL KITCHENS REQUIRE AT LEAST ONE SEAM.  SEAMS ARE VISIBLE AND CAN BE FELT BY YOUR HAND.  COUNTERTOPS SHOULD BE LEVEL AND SEAM SHOULD BE COLOR MATCHED TO MASK APPEARANCE AND MAKE SEAM AS INCONSPICUOUS AS POSSIBLE. 

                         QUANTITY OF SEAMS AND THEIR LOCATIONS ARE DETERMINED BY MANY FACTORS SUCH AS, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, MATERIAL SIZE, MATERIAL STRENGTH, AREA ACCESS, TIGHTNESS OF GAP TO WALL OR IF SITUATED BETWEEN WALLS OR PANELS, WEIGHT OF PIECES, APPLIANCE OR CUT-OUT LOCATION, ECT.  TYPICALLY SEAMS ARE DISCUSSED DURING SALE AND DETERMINED DURING TEMPLATE AND MAY NEED TO BE ADJUSTED DURING FABRICATION.

                         EACH STONE HAS ITS OWN PROPERTIES AND CHARACTERISTICS WHICH IMPACT HOW VISIBLE A SEAM MAY BE.  TYPICALLY QUARTZ SEAMS ARE TIGHTER OR THINNER THAN A GRANITE SEAM CAN BE BECAUSE OF THE MATERIALS DENSITY AND COMPOSITION.

 

ISLAND BAR KIT 20” or 24”

                 SOME STONES HAVE A MORE CONSISTENT PATTERN AND COLOR AND CAN BE HIDDEN USING CAMOFLAGING TECHIQUES.  SOME STONES CAN BE ORDERED IN “BOOK MATCHING” SLABS TO ENSURE A BEAUTIFUL SEAM ON MORE EXIOTIC PATTERNS.

 


           MOST STANDARD COUNTERTOPS ARE IN AN “L” SHAPE CONFIGURATION.  IN A TYPICAL KITCHEN, CKC HAS A STANDARD SEAM LOCATION PROCEDURE.  WE PLACE A SEAM 28-1/2” FROM THE CORNER ON THE LONGEST RUN.  WE THEN ADD A 1-1/2” RADIUS ON THE INSIDE CORNER TO DIVERT THE EYE FROM THE SEAM LOCATION AND GIVE A MORE CUSTOM AND COMFORTABLE APPEARANCE.  SEE PHOTO AND DIAGRAM BELOW FOR FURTHER EXPLANATION.

 

        FOR AREAS WITH EXTENDED OVERHANG, THE CUSTOMER ALSO HAS THE CHOICE OF UPGRADING THAT OVERHANG AREA TO AN ARCHED AREA.  THE SAME SUPPORT RULES APPLY TO ARCHED OVERHANG AREAS AS A NON-ARCHED OVERHANG.  AN ARCH DESIGNED CAN BE SPECIFIED BY A CUSTOMER. SEE DIAGRAM BELOW FOR FURTHER EXPLANATION.
 

New in 2017 INVISIBLE COUNTER BALANCE STEEL BRACKETS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT CKC! 
 

FREE-STANDING COUNTERTOP SUPPORT BRACKETS AND RECOMMENDED INSTALLATION Supports must be tied into framing to ensure proper structural support & home or office safety.

        FOR  CUSTOMER WHO CHOSE TO HAVE A MORE CUSTOMER OR DECORATIVE COUNTERTOP, SPECIAL DESIGNS CAN BE SPECIFIED AND FABRICATED.  OUR STAFF IS KNOWLEDGEABLE  IN THIS AND MANY OTHER AREAS OF STONE FABRICATION AND ARE EXCITED TO DESIGN A SPACE JUST FOR YOU OR YOUR CLIENT. SEE DIAGRAM BELOW FOR FURTHER EXPLANATION.
 

Radius
 

COUNTERPLATE FOR KNEE WALL 

Special Design
 

FABRICATION SPECIFICATIONS

CROSS BAR 18” or 24” 

CUSTOM KITCHEN COUNTERTOPS IS A CUSTOM STONE FABRICATOR.   WE SPECIALIZE IN KITCHEN DESIGN.  WE HAVE A STANDARD FABRICATION PROCEDURE THAT IS TYPICAL FOR COUNTERTOPS.  WE ALSO HAVE FABRICATION OPTIONS FOR THOSE WHO CHOSE TO UPGRADE THOSE STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS TO MAKE THEIR COUNTERTOP MORE DECORATIVE, CUSTOM OR FUNCTIONAL.  BELOW YOU WILL FIND SOME OF THE MORE COMMON FABRICATION OPTIONS AND UPGRADES.