Best way to secure cabinet base kitchen island over ceramic tile.


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Old 06-24-12, 03:34 AM
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Best way to secure cabinet base kitchen island over ceramic tile.

The only way i can think of is to glue it to the ceramic tile but will it be very secure? If it will be, what type of adhesive do i use?

Reason: Gonna buy one and replace the original island top with a granite one to match rest of kitchen.

I recently bought a portable island and after i put it together, it wabbled just enough where i didn't feel comfortable adding the granite top so no more portable carts.

Any other ideas would be greatly appreciated
 
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Old 06-24-12, 04:17 AM
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Couldn't you drill and screw a 2x onto the tile and then secure the cabinet to the 2x?
 
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Old 06-24-12, 04:21 AM
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I thought about that but I don't know if i can do it effectively without cracking the tile. If i try and they do break, i don't have any extras to replace them.
 
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Old 06-24-12, 04:52 AM
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Use a tile drill (sold in big box stores and take your time with drill) Carbite should be ok also.
 
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Old 06-25-12, 02:21 PM
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I agree with all. Once you have the new unit in hand, take good measurements along the long side. Place a 2x4 on both extreme inside measurement sides (make sure there is nothing in the cabinet to prevent you from placing the unit over the 2x4's). Use the drill bits mentioned, slow down, use water to keep it cool (spray bottle is fine). Your fasteners (3" screws) will go through the 2x4 into the CBU and into the subflooring to secure them.
Placement is critical, so do it with caution. You don't want it too close to the sink nor too far out into the room that it will be unusable. You also want it square to the cabinetry. While you are at it, if this is in a kitchen, you will need to run a 20 amp circuit with GFCI protection to one receptacle on the island. It can't be part of any other circuit except the two in the kitchen already for small appliances.
 
 

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