The Art of Stone Fabrication and Installation requires patience, skill and unique tools. Fabrication is the process that transforms the stone from its naturally occurring appearance into a customized counter that is cut and polished into unique specification. A stone fabricator can provide advice on the best stone, marble or granite for your residential or commercial project. The first part of the stone fabrication process involves templating or measuring the dimensions of the installation to know exactly how much stone is needed. Once this is completed, the type of stone, veins, shading, and color can be considered amongst the available stone company supplies.
Stone Fabrication involves inspecting the stone for natural flaws, including blemishes, fissures, seams, and scratches. The slab is then laid out to ensure the best appearance of both color and vein texture. Then, the stone is cut to approximately 1/16 of an inch of its final thickness. Edging and any special scribing will further shape the stone. Support rods and drain boards that the slab may require are installed next. A multi-step process that involves a grit polish is used to smooth the stone surface and then the stone is washed, dried, and the sealer base coat is applied.