Granite Adhesive: What is It and How is it Used?

Written by Amanda Kaiser on November 07, 2019 REVIEWED BY Samantha Peterson

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Last updated on October 06, 2021

Granite countertops are a major addition to any home. The installation of these beautiful and durable surfaces indicates that a home improvement project is nearing its conclusion. Backsplashes and countertops are typically the final additions to a remodeled kitchen. 

Your granite countertops will be supported by base cabinets. On that note, the surfaces must be secured to the cabinets. Because this natural stone cannot be screwed into place, like materials such as solid surface, a construction adhesive product designed for granite must be used to put the granite countertop in place. 


What is Granite Adhesive? 

While mastic glue and general adhesive can be used for the installation of granite tiles, granite slabs must be secured with a granite adhesive. This product is an epoxy glue that is a mix of resins and hardeners. 

How is Granite Adhesive Used? 

The adhesive is applied to the cabinet edge. Then, the countertop is lowered onto the cabinets. Once the countertop is in place, the adhesive will dry and keep the surface secured to the cabinets. 

Adhesive and Countertop Application Process
Step 1 Adhesive applied to cabinet edge
Step 2 Countertop lined up
Step 3 Countertop placed on top of base cabinets
Step 4 Adhesive dries and secures the surface in place
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