A. Section includes: Furnishing and installing Meganite® products, as indicated and as specified.
B. Work specified in the Section:
1. Countertops, sinks, splashes, and shelves
C. Related Work:
1. Supports for countertops and sinks
A. Samples: If colors are indicated on drawings, submit a 2" x 2" x 1/2" sample of each selected color. If colors are not indicated on drawings, submit manufacturer's standard color book showing colors of actual material. Following selection of colors, submit samples as specified above.
B. Show Drawings: Fabricator shall provide detailed and dimensioned shop drawings showing all details of fabrication, edging, sink installation, and seams. Indicate fastener types and locations, sealant proposed for use, and fabrication details of support brackets.
C. Manufacturer's Instructions: Submit a complete manufacturer's fabrication and installation instructions.
D. Upon completion, furnish the owner one set of manufacturer's recommended cleaning procedures.
1.3 Quality Assurance
A. Where homogeneous plastic or solid polymer is indicated on drawings, the material shall be Meganite®, imported by Meganite Inc. 1254 East Lexington Ave. Pomona CA 91766.
B. Installer Qualifications: Installation of Meganite® shall be made by a firm that is accredited by Meganite® to fabricate and install Meganite® and that can demonstrate successful experience in installing finish carpentry items similar in type and quality to those required for this project.
1.4 Delivery, Storage, and Handling
A. Transport and handle sheets and fabricated items by methods that will prevent damage and defacing.
B. Storage: If units are not installed immediately upon delivery to site, store in covered location, flat on pallet.
C. Fabrication and Installation of materials:
1. Joint Adhesive: Type recommended by manufacturer in color to match Meganite®.2. Silicone Sealant: Type recommended by manufacturer.
General: Meganite® shall be nonporous, homogeneous 100% acrylic resin and aluminum trihydrate fillers to create a material that looks like stone, but cuts like wood. The color and pattern shall extend throughout the material. The material shall be in 1/2" thickness as indicated, in one piece wherever possible.
A. Meganite® shall be fabricated by authorized Meganite® fabricator.
B. Meganite® countertops shall be the thickness specified, one piece wherever possible, and with flush joints sealed with joint adhesive where required. Use sheets with matching batch numbers from the manufacturer. Shop fabricate in the largest sections possible for transporting and building access.
C. Meganite® paneling and shower/tub enclosures shall be fabricated of 1/4" or 1/2" thick material unless otherwise indicated. Vertical seams in shower/tub enclosures and other wet areas shall be joined as detailed.
D. Meganite® shall be fabricated to field measurements. Seams shall be located where shown on approved shop drawings. Provide solid surface seam plate under all seams where necessary in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations.
E. Edge detail shall be as selected by architect or designer.
F. Backsplash height shall be according to detail provided.
G. Backsplash shall be field installed, with tight, sealed joints.At an extra cost: Coves: Provide shop fabricated, integrally molded coves at back and ends where against walls or other vertical surfaces, with 3/8" radius between top and splash.
H. Finish of exposed surfaces, shall be according to the methods prescribed by the fabricator.
I. Sinks shall be selected from manufacturer's standard sink designs and colors, and shall be adhered according to manufacturer's recommendations.
J. Cutouts for sinks furnished by others shall be smooth and uniform to be by router.
K. Recommended Substrates - Recommended material for substrate for Meganite® solid surface should be 1" plywood, straight grain hardwood or tubular steel. The most common used substrate is 1" plywood, particle board or MDF/HDF. Do not use full substrate under counters, especially near heat generating products. Full substrates can be used under certain conditions such as receptionist desk or specialty applications.
2.3 Fabrication and Installation
The fabrication and installation of all Meganite® surfaces detailed in this section shall be performed by an accredited fabrication shop in accordance with the manufacturer's printed instructions and final shop drawings.
Verify that counters and supports are suitable for installation in accordance with shop drawings.
A. Install tops in locations indicated, conforming to manufacturer's recommended installation procedures.
B. Use silicone sealant for attaching backsplashes and reveal edges. Seal all joints with sealant.C. Field joints shall be hard seamed unless otherwise indicated.
3.3 Cleaning At completion of work
Remove all excess material, dirt, dust, trash, and other materials resulting from the installation. Clean surfaces of Meganite®, remove all labels (except run labels on the back of the panel) and leave the area clean.
Provide suitable protection on counters and other Meganite® surfaces to protect the installation from damage until final acceptance. Place temporary covers over Meganite® sinks to preclude their use for construction purposes.
Recommended material for substrate for Meganite® solid surface should be 1" plywood, straight grain hardwood or tubular steel. The most common used substrate is 1" plywood, particle board or MDF/HDF. Do not use full substrate under counters, especially near heat generating products. Full substrates can be used under certain conditions such as receptionist desk or specialty applications.