Everybody loves Raymond… and granite. Seriously, who doesn’t love the polished and elegant look that granite countertops can add to the beauty of your home. It’s a huge selling point that can actually pay for itself by adding potential resale value to your property. That much we already know. What most people don’t know, however, is the process of granite fabrication that goes into transforming the raw material into something we “ooh and aah” over at an open house showing.
The process of granite fabrication is actually quite involved and means a lot as far as getting the best quality out of the granite itself. It’s a skill usually performed by a well-trained professional called a stone or granite fabricator.
Once the initial decisions are made regarding how much stone to use, shading, texture, and color, a stone fabricator will then conduct an inspection of the material; looking for flaws, scratches, and other blemishes. The professional fabricator then cuts the material with any edging or special scribing for shape. At this point, depending on the type of installation, any support rods or drain boards would be installed if necessary. After that, the surface is tirelessly polished until the desired level of smoothness is achieved. This can be the most tedious and labor intensive of the tasks at hand. Finally, the remaining steps are begun; include washing, drying, and sealer application.
Once the magical process of granite fabrication is completed, the stone is officially ready to be shipped to your home and installed. Now that the mystery is gone, you can show up at the next open house featuring granite countertops and impress the salesperson with the process of granite fabrication. Okay, maybe not. But at least you know the painstaking efforts that are put into the whole thing.
“EZ Tile and Marble” has extensive experience replacing counter tops and installing new tile and granite surfaces and flooring. We are fully licensed in California as a tile, granite and marble contractor. Please contact us today. We would love to hear from you.