ANSI/AWI 1236-2022 - Countertops

5.2 Design Professional Responsibilities

a) Examine product technical data sheets to determine if material performance (e.g. scratch and wear resistance) is appropriate for project.

5.2.1 Requirement Specifications

a) Accessories, cutouts, and locations.

b) Supports/bracket placement, quantity, and type.

c) Grain or pattern direction.

d) Chemical resistant finish or surfaces.

e) Flame spread rating.

f) Moisture resistance.

g) Seismic fabrication and/or installation.

h) Insulation from adjacent heating and cooling sources.

i) Removable components.

5.2.2 Wood Specifications

a) Species

b) Overall finished thickness

c) Finish System Number or Finish Technology

d) Grain direction Solid Wood

a) Work surface orientation; flat grain, edge grain, or end grain. Veneered Wood

a) Method of slicing (plain, quarter, rift, or rotary).

b) Matching of veneer leaves within the face of a countertop (i.e. book, slip, custom).

c) End matching.

d) Core type.