Not only is a stone bench top an important part of the home, it can be stylish as well. These bench tops are commonly found in both the kitchen and the bathroom of a family home.
Sydney Granite Supplier
Hello and welcome to granite shorts episode three.
Have you ever wonder where granite benchtops come from? Well today we're going to show you just that everything from the quarry all the way down to the granite installation in your kitchen, sit back and enjoy.
The Premier Sydney Granite Supplier
The life of your granite benchtop starts rather violently. The blocks of granite are blasted apart from the rock at the quarry and transported to another parts of the facility for slicing. Here are the enormous chunks of stone are sliced into slabs using a gang saw, this can take anywhere from a few hours to a whole day. The freshly cut slabs, hover through a polishing machine. Now that they're nice and glossy, they can be grouped into bundles and prepared for shipping.
Containers full of slabs travel across the oceans from all over the world to get to our yard. Here they are carefully removed from their packaging and placed on a . Once you have selected the color and the cabinets and sold, it’s time for template.
Granite Supply & Install Throughout Sydney
Our professional granite installers will diligently make measurements and make templates of each cabinet, the templates are made from thin strips of foamcore board that retain their shape and size even when subjected to water.
Uses hot glue to put the pieces together and trims the strips that are too long. Using a permanent marker, he writes specific instructions on the template that will be used during fabrication.
Once the templates are done, what he does to put the pieces together. Here, they are placed on a special digitizing board which translates the dimensions into a computer drawing which is then sent to the table.
The selected slab is placed on the table with.
The CNC machine can cut, shape and route the edge profile of the whole kitchen benchtop in a matter of just hours. Now that the individual pieces are fabricated, it’s time to install them in the kitchen. Piece by piece they are brought into the room and placed on the cabinet. Although this looks very simple, it requires special handling skills and quite a lot of strength.
The installer mixes a special resin that will join the two pieces of granite. He adds some pigment to match the color of the stone which will make the seam less visible, he then spreads the resin on the joint and pushes the pieces together. Blocks of granite are mounted on top of the joint to ensure a perfectly level seam.
Once the resin has bonded with the stone, he makes the seam smoother by adding another layer over the joint. The resin has almost completely hardened now and it's time to smooth out the seam by using various polishing pads, the installer makes the joints and undetectable to the touch, its barely noticeable.
Using a he marks the spot where holes are needed for the faucet, these holes will be cut after the resin has hardened some more. In the meantime, he can install the sink. A helper places the sink in its position while the installer plants it securely to the benchtop. Using special brackets, the sink will be anchored from underneath.
The last that is to cut the faucet hole. The installer uses diamond core bit to make a clean cut in the stone. It's amazing that a piece of stone can go from this to this.
So as you can see it's a long process before the granite ends up in your kitchen as a benchtop.
I hope you like today's video and if you did. Please subscribe and give us some comments. So you next week.