Published at Saturday, January 05th, 2019 - 00:06:37 AM. Kitchen Island. By Oldwin Bryant.
Excerpt from A Short Installation Guide Of Solid Wood Countertops And Kitchen Islands :
When exposed to normal humidity levels ‐ i.e. 50‐60% ‐ the worktop"s width will expand by 1/12"‐1/24", but when exposed to a level of 80‐90%, this measurement may expand by up to 1/2" or even more for some species. Therefore, when the rear edge of the counter top is installed against a wall, the wall might restrict the top"s natural movements, leading to undesired tensions in the wood. To avoid this, you can allow a 1/4"‐1/2" the joint between the wall and the countertop edge and caulk it with a thin bid of acid‐free silicone.
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