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CABINET DETAILS

FRAMELESS CABINET SPECS

BASE CABINET

  1.  5/8″ stretcher
  2.  5/8″ nailer
  3.  1/2″ drawer box with 1/4″ bottom particle board shown
  4.  Undermount full Extension Soft Close Drawer Guides
  5.  5/8″ thick, 18″ depth adjustable shelf
  6.  Hinge mounted base plate
  7.  1/4″ back panel
  8.  5/8″ bottom
  9.  5/8″ end panel
  10.  1/4″ Laminated MDF toekick
  11.  Soft Close Hinges
  12.  3/4″ door
  13.  3/4″ drawer front

COUNTERTOP DETAILS

TYPES OF COUNTERTOPS

Granite

Granite is one of the most abundant natural stones on the planet. It is an excellent choice for kitchen countertops, backsplash, and other heavily used surfaces because of its hardness, low absorption rates, and resistance to high temperatures.  Ranking a 7 on the Mohs scale of hardness, granite can withstand high levels of abrasion and scratching.  With that, it performs remarkably well in both indoor and outdoor settings.

Engineered Quartz

Commonly known by popular brand names like Maestro Quartz, Caesarstone, Silestone, and Cambria, engineered quartz products are a rapidly growing segment of the countertop market. The material is manufactured primarily of quartz aggregates, color pigments and polymer resins blended perfectly to create an extremely durable product. Quartz is non-porous, scratch-resistant, and highly resistant to stains making it ideal for interior applications.

Porcelain

Porcelain countertops are made from non-porous ceramic clay that contains various minerals, such as kaolinite and silica. This countertop material should outperform any natural stone or engineered product with its ability to resist scratching, extreme heat, liquids, and UV light. Unbelievably easy to maintain, it is quickly becoming a popular choice within the industry.

COUNTERTOP EDGE

The countertop edge will enhance the style of any project by adding an architectural detail to the kitchen or bathroom. Standard profiles such as the “Double Eased” and “Bullnose” are timeless choices that will coordinate with most styles. More decorative profiles such as “Ogee” gives a refined look perfect for classic or traditional spaces. Whereas the “Miter” edges reflect a modern style. Laminated edges are two layers of stone applied and profiled together to make the slab look thicker and add more detail. Allied Stone, Inc. has a highly skilled team of fabricators and state of the art machinery that can customize your project. Check with your sales representative about custom edge profile options.

DOUBLE EASED

BULLNOSE

BULLNOSE

OGEE

MITERED SQUARE

COUNTERTOP THICKNESS: 2CM VS. 3CM

When constructing a new kitchen or bathroom space, you are confronted with a myriad of choices, options, colors, finishes, and styles that might seem overwhelming. One of those is what countertop thickness to choose. In the stone industry, there are 2 primary options, 2cm (3/4”) or 3cm (1-1/4”). Traditionally, 2cm has been used in bathrooms, where strength demands are lower than in kitchens, which have generally been the domain of 3cm. A standard 3cm countertop offers greater value and flexibility in designing a functional space for today’s families.

  • By using 3cm stones, edge profiles do not have seams like laminated 2cm edges. This eliminates non-matched laminated edges.
  • 2cm laminated edge installation requires plywood underneath the stone to raise the countertops above the drawer opening. In high humidity climates like Houston, the plywood may warp, creating unsightly gaps and expensive repairs.
  • Laminated 2cm edge profiles only look thick at the edge. Undermount sink cut outs still show 2cm.
  • Fabrication and installation costs are lower with 3cm

Not all stones are available in both thicknesses. But in comparison, utilizing 3cm stone when possible will give the best results for longevity and durability.

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