How do I hide a diagonal space cut out of my bench top?


I replaced my gas cook top and the new one although slightly deeper wasn’t as wide. This has lef an open gap in my benchtop.

I’ve been thinking of putting some tiles over this gap but am unsure of where they should start and finish. Also any other ideas would be appreciated.

q how do i hide a diagonal space cut out of my bench top
  6 answers
  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Sep 04, 2018

    They make rubber fillers to go between your counter top and stove. I don't know where they are sold however. Not sure about the tiles.

  • Cezba Cezba on Sep 04, 2018

    Thanks Kellie, I’ll do a search for rubber fillers to see what I can find.

  • Joanne lueke Joanne lueke on Sep 04, 2018

    You should be able to go under the cabinet the cooktop sits in and attach a support board from the front to the back. Then cut a piece of your bench top material wide and long enough to support the edge of your cooktop and attach that to the support board you put in place with screws that you countersink. Then fill the countersunk screw holes with wood putty and when dry sand and you should be ready to apply tile or whatever countertop material you plan on.

  • Heje Heje on Sep 04, 2018

    I agree with the support board that would attach underneath that will be glued and screwed in under the countertop. I would then glue the fill in board to the support board. A nice plain tile around the opening would be possible and the stove top could even rest on the tiles that are centered to provide an even looking row on each end of the top.

  • Maureen Toms Maureen Toms on Sep 04, 2018

    I would suggest you check with the company that sold you the cook top. Many companies sell filler strips that are meant for just this purpose.

    i have one for the back of my stove.

    good luck.

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    • Maureen Toms Maureen Toms on Sep 05, 2018

      You’re welcome Cer...

      i was thinking, depending on the size of you counter,

      it may be easier and just as cost effective to get a new counter top.

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Sep 25, 2018

    Sensible point from Maureen. If you purchase a new laminate countertop from a reputable source, they will be able to properly cut the countertop to correctly fit this style of cooktop.