The thickness and weight of the granite countertop depend on the total size of the granite slab. The larger the plate, the thicker and heavier it is. In addition to the weight of foreign objects, they also need to be able to support their own weight. Generally, kitchen countertops or washbasin countertops also need to support the weight of the washbasin and other utensils.
Generally speaking, the thickness of granite countertops is between 0.5-1.5 feet. The thickness of a granite countertop is proportional to its size. Therefore, the thickness of a 96-foot kitchen countertop is usually 1-1.25 feet. The thickness of a 36-foot bathroom countertop maybe 0.5-0.75 feet.
In addition, non-solid granite countertops can be used as a cover for kitchen or bathroom countertops. Granite tiles and the like are usually thinner than solid granite countertops, and most of them are about 0.33 feet thick. These are pasted on concrete countertops, and because countertops are thinner and lighter than solid granite countertops, they are more likely to break or fall off.
Thicker granite countertops are also heavier. Some granite crafts can weigh up to one ton and require cranes or elevators for installation. These are usually fixed decorations for the garden. They are large enough to withstand various environmental factors outdoors.
Small interior decorations usually weigh 20 to 80 pounds. The 20-pound countertop is usually a single vanity countertop, and the larger one can be used as a kitchen countertop. Some professional kitchens use granite countertops. These are usually the largest granite countertops indoors, often weighing more than 400 pounds.
Installing an 80-pound kitchen countertop is very tiring. Lifting them and placing them in place may cause damage to the countertop. It is best to ask someone for help when installing by yourself.
The most popular DIY method is to paste granite tiles on the concrete countertops. These granite bricks are relatively light, usually no more than one pound. However, those who install it themselves should be careful. Some projects require 20 granite bricks, and moving countertops is tiring. In addition, the plaster adhered to these bricks is also very heavy. A pack of plaster usually weighs 15 pounds, and cement weighs 20-30 pounds.