Corbels for Granite Countertops

Granite countertops can add value, elegance, and class to any kitchen design, but when using a heavy countertop material, such as granite, you must ensure that the countertop is properly supported.  There are so many choices are available for additional support for granite countertops, including corbels and countertop support brackets. Corbels come in a variety of materials, but the best choice for a heavy countertop like granite is a corbel forged of metal or iron.

Granite countertops are a costly investment, so ensuring that they are supported correctly is a must.  A poorly supported countertop can cause sagging, cracking, and a variety of other damaging effects that will need expensive repairs and in some cases, even replacement – not to mention, poses a safety risk.  Children, especially, like to hang and lean on counter tops and eat in kitchen areas.  It’s a dangerous situation to have a poorly supported counter top.

Using the correct sized corbels is a good insurance policy for your granite countertop purchase.  For example, if you have a 14” overhang, you should have a support that is at least 12” deep and 10” high.  Your best bet is ask the advice of your counter top fabricator or your carpenter to ensure you are purchasing the properly proportioned corbels for your size over hang.

In addition to providing crucial support for your granite countertop, corbels add detail and an aesthetic value to even the most intricate kitchen designs.  Some counter tops support are meant to be seen while some homeowners prefer others to blend in to the environment.  Metropolis Iron’s existing line of corbels are the kind that are MEANT to be seen!  They include many great designs, but as with all our products, if you don’t find a size you need or see a design you love, just ask!  We love custom orders!

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