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Granite installation didn't get flush with slide-in range

We recently had grantite countertops installed. We had a new range on site when the templating was done, and new tile floors installed as well. When everything was done (granite, backsplash, tile floor), the new slide-in range is 1/2" above the counter surface on all 3 sides. What went wrong? Did the granite contractor not measure something? They have recommended drilling holes in the tile floor for the range legs to set in. Is there something else that can be done at this stage.

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  • Lake Man Sep 07, 2008

    yup, legs are down are far as they will go, even tried to get if flush without the legs. Is the finished range height something the granite contractor should have allowed for? He's saying it's "the customer's fault"; he just fabricates and installs granite.



    Any help is appreciated,

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    dennypisegna Dec 20, 2012

    Heres the deal. no matter whos fault it is, there is only one solution without a very costly issue. either take out the floor under the stove or drill the holes. I would drill the holes. This deffenitly not the installers fault if hes only contracted out. thats the cheapest and logical thing to do without total kaos

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Suspect your contractor didn't allow for the tiled floor. the range legs are usually adjustable up and down. have you checked this?

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Normally cabinets are installed on top of tile. I'm assuming the tile that you had installed did not get installed under the cabinets but it did get installed under the range. This creates a different height that the range is designed to adjust for. The granite needs to be directly on the cabinets unless the customer or home owner specifies differently. Hope this helps.

Posted on Sep 26, 2008

Granite contractor should have had enough common sense to allow for a tiled floor.
however, what is the granite worktop resting on? presumably on kitchin units which should have in turn, adjustable legs (they do hear in England anyway) maybe you have a solution in adjusting the legs of the units. it will be laborious as you will probably have to use a jack due to the weight of the granite worktop.
cornwall where i live is made mostly of granite by the way

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