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INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT GRANITE
Granite is one of the most popular choices in home remodeling projects. It is used in building construction as well as interior spaces such as kitchen counters, flooring, and bathroom vanities.More
Granite - Process
Granite 101Granite is cut from the quarry in a block, similar to a block of cheese. This block is then shipped to a slab producer. Here they slice the block into 3cm (apprx. 1 ¼”) thick slabs using a 30 foot diamond blade or diamond wire.
These slabs are kept in order as they are sliced so they can continue through the process in the same order as they were cut. The slabs are then laid flat and the grinding / polishing process begins. The use of diamonds from coarse grit to fine grit are used to achieve the smoothness and eventually a polished surface.
In between the different stages of polishing, most granites are coated with an epoxy resin. They are then placed in a vacuum chamber so the resin can be vacuumed through the granite and into the micro fissures and natural cracks of the stone. The slabs are then baked in an oven so the resin can cure rock hard inside of the stone. Once cured, the excess resin on the surface of the slab is ground off and surface polishing resumes. The resin process helps strengthen the stone so that it can be shipped from wherever in the world to the United States without the probability of it breaking mid transit. This process has allowed many exotic types of granite not previously available to us, available. This process also helps close many of the natural pores, making granite even less porous and less susceptible to stains. Please note that this is not a perfect process, natural fissures are sometimes still visible and may be able to be felt to the touch.