There are multiple aspects to consider when installing a countertop. Contrary to popular belief, integrating this fixture isn’t as straightforward as it might seem. One of the issues many amateurs don’t consider is the need for a stable foundation.
Placing Plywood Under your Countertop
A popular strategy implemented by many contractors when looking to improve stability when installing Countertops is placing plywood beneath the counter. The main reason behind this approach is to absorb the strain and pressure from the countertop and prevent cracks from occurring in the long run. The heavier the counter involved, the more likely it is you’ll need to place a plywood board beneath the area.
Is a Plywood Base Mandatory?
You don’t have to adopt this approach when installing your countertop, but it’s advisable. The whole point of the plywood is to enhance longevity and improve the durability of the fixture concerned. If you’re working with counters that aren’t that thick (3cm or under) then you don’t necessarily need a board to support their weight.
Individuals can also use particleboards when working with lightweight countertop alternatives such as laminate and PVC. You can also opt for hardwood alternatives if you’re not too concerned about mitigating your budget. We offer a wide range of countertop installation services, so call us today! Custom Royal Countertops and Tile, your preferred contractor!