Ceramic Tile Advice Forums - John Bridge Ceramic Tile

Welcome to John Bridge / Tile Your World, the friendliest DIY Forum on the Internet


Advertiser Directory
JohnBridge.com Home
Buy John Bridge's Books

Go Back   Ceramic Tile Advice Forums - John Bridge Ceramic Tile > Tile & Stone Forums > Tile Forum/Advice Board

Sponsors


Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Unread 12-04-2006, 07:44 PM   #1
raven7
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 3
granite vanity top

I plan on using granite 12x12 tiles to make a 60" vanity top. I have a tile saw but don’t know what tools I need to cut the drop out with. I mean the oval for the drop in sink or the under mount sink. Is there a bit for a router or a zip saw or what would be the best approach. Thanks for any help on this. I also read on here about the type of thinset to use. The tiles are a brownish color. I only have a Lowes store in my area so if there are any recommendations I would have to get it there. I guess if it is something I really need I could order it. I also saw the link for the Felker. Is that a good saw? I picked up a saw at Lowes. A QEP brand paid 200 for it. I haven’t used it yet so I could take it back if the Felker is a good saw. Thanks

Last edited by raven7; 12-04-2006 at 07:45 PM. Reason: spelling
raven7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Unread 12-04-2006, 08:14 PM   #2
bunt
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: china, michigan
Posts: 57
Raven, if you are doing a standard sink, I think your best bet would be to cut out your opening for the sink in the plywood, install your hardi backer or whatever your gunna use (cut out around the sink hole) for the granite base, then cut your granite around the hole. If your not cutting granite for a living,...your $200 job should be fine. What are ya going to do for your edge around the top?
__________________
.....Larry
bunt is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-04-2006, 08:19 PM   #3
raven7
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 3
what do I cut the hole with? the saw? I was going to use a wood edge or ceramic edgeing. The granite edging is 20$ a ft .
raven7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-04-2006, 08:20 PM   #4
Davestone
Florida Tile & Stone Man
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Naples Fl.
Posts: 22,690
You can use the saw or an angle grinder.
__________________
Dave



http://Davestonestile.com
Davestone is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-04-2006, 08:32 PM   #5
bunt
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: china, michigan
Posts: 57
I would use a sawzall to cut the hole in the plywood, and hardibacker or whatever. Then I would run cut the granite to this opening, grout, set the sink, caulk, done!
__________________
.....Larry
bunt is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-04-2006, 08:54 PM   #6
bathroomremodeler
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 841
Raven,

You will probably find that after cutting the tile with your saw or angle grinder ... that you will want a self-rimming (drop in sink) to hide any rough cuts.

Dean
bathroomremodeler is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-04-2006, 09:05 PM   #7
raven7
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 3
do any of you know where I can get a different type of drop in sink . The ones at LOWES are white or almond. Was looking for something in brush nickel or silver.
raven7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-04-2006, 09:20 PM   #8
Marge
Registered User
 
Marge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Arizona
Posts: 14,636
Raven (you have a first name?),

We've done a few granite tile counters with drop in sinks. Drop in versus undermount is much more forgiving if used with tile.

Were you talking about color for the sink or actual material when you said nickel or silver? Kohler has some cast sinks in those tones:

http://www.us.kohler.com/onlinecatal...es&category=16
__________________
Marge------
Marge is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Stonetooling.com   Tile-Assn.com   National Gypsum Permabase


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:08 PM.


Sponsors

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2018 John Bridge & Associates, LLC