Field Installation and Service Manual IMS118 - Page 2

Field Installation and Service Manual SECTION 1 - INSTALLATION Installing Rough Top and Build Up Illustrated Method Sheet 118 Step 1 Layout the RoughTop 1.1 Calculate the lengths of Rough Top needed for an installa- tion by measuring the actual run of cabinets as installed. As with molding, al- locate what is needed for the longest spans fi rst. Rough Top for Tile and Stone 1.2 Rough Top may be specifi ed at different thicknesses. 3/4” Rough Top is the material used to cover cabinets that will help strengthen the cabinetry and support the countertop installation. Flush at Side 1/2” Overhang at Face For Tile It is critical that this material is installed care- fully and within standards as the life of the countertop material depends on it. This material is usually specifi ed as 3/4” or 5/8” exterior grade plywood panels and must be cut to fi t the installed cabi- nets by the installer. 5/8” Cabinet installations that are to support a mortar and tile countertop will utilize Rough Top mate- rial that is 3/4” thick. Cabinet installations that are to be covered with slab stone such as gran- ite or quartz will use 5/8” thick Tough Top. For tile, index the Rough Top 1/2” forward of the cabinet face and fl ush to the cabinet sides. Flush at Side and Face ©2017 PCS Professional Cabinet Solutions. All Rights Reserved. For stone, align the front of the rough top pieces so that they are fl ush to the face and sides of a cabinet. For Stone Section 1: IMS 118 2