Granite Countertop Fabrication

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Granite Countertop Fabrication

The staff at the Tile Superstore & More will easily guide you through the steps from selecting the stone to maintenance of your new beautiful countertops.

1. Selection:
The first step of the process will be to select a stone. You can either choose from an in-stock piece or order a stone from one of our major suppliers. We have plenty of vanity sized in-stock pieces which are priced very reasonably. The type of edge or edges will then be selected. The edge, the type of stone, and how many cut-outs will determine the cost of the project.

2. Templating:
Our trained experts will measure and make an exact template of your kitchen, bath, or special project. The template will contain information regarding the location of sinks, seams, and edges.

3. Fabrication:
Our fabrication process is broken down into stages. The first involves cutting the slab of granite into the general shapes of the countertop. The pieces cut from the first stage will be placed in a fully automated machine where edge treatments will be ground from the stone.

4. Polish:
We hand polish all our edges and cut-outs for a perfect shine. Automated machines generally leave grooves and lines in edges. Our hand polishing techniques avoids this problem for a perfect finish.

5. Installation:
Installation is the final stage of the process. Several members of our team will deliver and install slabs. We will also install the sink. Our installation doese not include any plumbing or electrical work.

6. Sealing:
After the installation, our crew seals the granite. This seal is good for a period of approximately one year. The granite should then be resealed. Tile Liquidators sells all the proper sealing and cleaning products for your countertops. Both are extremely simple processes.