Originally Posted by havasu
I also used the 12" x 12" granite Chris. I used a 3/4" plywood base, topped with 1/2" Durock, and topped with the granite set in thinset. What I also noticed is the smaller the grout line, the better the end result.
What does your better half say about the color? I believe her decision tops all of ours.
I used to be a tile guy and have done about 100 of counters this way and still have all my bullnosing tools and what not. I will do it the same way but I will float my counter instead of the Durock, it gets it more level.
She has a hard time visualizing things so she gets stuck on one thing and just can't picture others. We went to IKEA last week and they had a kitchen display with our counter tops and appliances and white cabinets and she really liked it so that sold her on white but really she is open for whatever, as long as it is done before the baby shows up. I'm gonna have one busy summer.