Granite Countertop Support Brackets

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Use granite countertop support brackets when overhanging stone counters.  Considering that granite, marble, and limestone can have overhangs weighing hundreds of pounds, and considering how brittle granite countertops can be, you need brackets to support granite.  Why don’t quartz countertops need these brackets?

Granite supports can be either functional, decorative, or both depending on your granite countertop installation.

And unlike laminate countertops that do not require supports, natural stone countertops require some thought and understanding of why and how they will be used.  It’s best to let an expert such as your granite fabricator determine the need for support.

Check out Legacy Brackets to see several choices for countertop support brackets and for how to support granite countertops.

Heavy duty brackets gusseted for extra support – great for shower seats, free floating desks, and commercial environments

Many builders and designers use decorative brackets to support the weight of granite tops and offset the downward pressure from people pushing or leaning on a cantilevered top.

These brackets can be a real pain since you tend to hit your legs on them.  They may look rather unattractive too.

An alternative to decorative granite supports is to place a piece of flat 1/8 inch thick plate steel screwed and bolted to the top of the wall.

You can place holes in the plate for screws.  For stone tops, use silicone to adhere the counter top to the plate.  The steel plate will also protect the stone from cracking.

Countertop support choices

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Hand forged granite support

You need solid support for stone tops.  Here’s a selection of handmade, wrought iron and steel brackets made throughout the US.

Each is designed to support the weight of stone counters, but styled to compliment your kitchen. CountertopBracketsOnline.

Wood Corbels

Inviting Home Corbels

If your intention is to use corbels, especially sturdy, wood corbels, to support your countertop, be sure to size the corbel correctly.

The depth of your corbel must be at least 1/2 the depth of the overhang which it will support.  See more decorative corbels.

Kansas Select Brackets

Kansas Select Brackets

Wonderful ornamental countertop support brackets to support and accent your stone shelf, counter, countertop, bench or bar.

These countertop brackets give a great look and great support to your breakfast bar. . .  Kansas Select Granite Support.

Fantasy Steel Supports

Fantasy Steel Supports

Handcrafted in east Tennessee, unique modern design, and built to support the weight of granite and quartz countertops.

1/4 inch steel, not breakable cast iron, these brackets are not made like soup cans, cookie sheets, or trash can lids . . .  Fantasy Steel.

Shoreline Granite Support Brackets

Shoreline Brackets

Several styles and sizes to choose from and definitely an attractive addition to your home . . .  More Shoreline Granite Brackets.

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Handmade Corbels For Granite Countertops

You need solid support for stone tops.  Here’s a selection of handmade, wrought iron and steel brackets and corbels for granite countertops all made in the US.

Each is designed to support the weight of stone counters, but styled to compliment your kitchen . . .  More Countertop Supports


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