Updating laminate countertops
This will add it's own problem in needing to keep your home leveled.Two sets of piers may not be level, but they still create a straight line. All information and advice given is for entertainment and informational purposes only.I have added piers and beams for additional support to top load washer/dryers. We were originally thinking about the granite tiles but after talking to people that had them in their stick built houses and later wished that they had gone with the slab, we started looking at granite slabs. I posted my question in error in two different areas, but our house is not on a permanent foundation but it is blocked very well around the perimeter.We talked to the guy that we are thinking of buying the granite from and he didn't think it would be a problem but I guess that we won't really know until he can come look at the cabinets. I just read an artical in one of the handyman mags about using granite tile, the cost was less and the weight should also be less.Greg What Archie said about the mobile home cabinets is certainly true.But maybe with such a nice countertop, you are planning on new cabinets also. There are other things you can do to beef up the floor framing in the area of the cabinets.
As far as the floor goes, we have oak colored wood laminate.Pulling the countertop and cabinets would not be so fun.You could also add some piers and 4x4s for additional support for the countertop.Most people spend a decent amount of time in their kitchens and when you look at home values in the Toronto market, kitchens and bathrooms can make or break sales faster than any other room in the house.
We at Stone Masters like to think our kitchen countertops are ideal for tying a room together and they can take a dull kitchen and make it fabulous with only a few slabs of premium cut granite, marble or quartz.
Three sets of piers out of level will argue with each other. The person doing the work is solely responsible to insure that their work complies with their local building code and OSHA safety regulations.