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minerva
removing marble countertop

I want to downsize my kitchen island and need to remove part of the marble top. There is a seam in the middle of the island so that I can remove one end of the marble, but it is epoxied on the cabinets below. Is there a way to remove this marble once it is epoxied?

havanagranite
Re: removing marble countertop

high heat softens the epoxy. I have heat strips that I lay on granite counters to take the joints apart, with out you having to go to that expense.... take a small torch and heat the joint and it should come right apart. are you sure it was epoxied to the cabinets or just caulked? obviously you cant heat up under there without setting your cabinets on fire. but hopefully it is just caulked to the cabinets

havanagranite
Re: removing marble countertop

I should have added that you want to be easy with the torch, don't over do it and maybe lay a piece of metal down on it that will hold the heat and won't blacken the surface

minerva
Re: removing marble countertop

Thanks for the advice on high heat. I have a torch and my contractor would be the one to heat up metal strips or perhaps some sort of wire since the joint is fairly thin. I'm sure it's epoxy; it's whitish in color and the caulk where the seams were joined on top are clear and I can get a razor blade into it very easily. Not so with the epoxy.

I'm curious about the heat strips you mentioned. Are those available at a building supply shop?
Thanks again.

havanagranite
Re: removing marble countertop
minerva wrote:

Thanks for the advice on high heat. I have a torch and my contractor would be the one to heat up metal strips or perhaps some sort of wire since the joint is fairly thin. I'm sure it's epoxy; it's whitish in color and the caulk where the seams were joined on top are clear and I can get a razor blade into it very easily. Not so with the epoxy.

I'm curious about the heat strips you mentioned. Are those available at a building supply shop?Thanks again.

no these would be specialty supply designed solely for this purpose.

havanagranite
Re: removing marble countertop

go to granitecitytool.com and under search in the upper right corner type in these numbers 6209-0014 and will give you the heat strips for 25 inch it is 212 dollars and for 35 it is 255 dollars well worth it for not breaking the stone. if I can be of any further assistance just let me know.

wishing you the best:)

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