Granite is one of the most popular choices for kitchen countertops, bar tops, fireplaces and bathroom vanities. Granite has the perfect looks as well as the strength. Thus, it is a great choice for everyday use in kitchen and bathroom countertops. With professional craftsmanship and modern machinery, it is easy to get custom granite countertop into any shape and size that you would want for a lifetime of durability and style.
Basics of Granite
Granite is a type of magma-created, igneous, rock. It is formed when natural movements of earth’s crust force magma between layers of other minerals and rocks. When the magma cools it hardens between these other minerals and rocks, which is responsible for the different look of the granite. The presence of crystals and minerals when it was formed decides the colors of the granite.
At the Quarry:
Modern granite countertops start their journey above ground when they are taken out of a granite quarry. Granite is dug from the quarry in large hunks which are then trimmed down into smaller, easy to work with slabs. Once in well-sized slabs, the granite is cautiously transported to either a granite storage yard, local installation company or to a granite companies.
The granite is chosen:
Generally, a slab of granite is chosen for a project before it is cut for installation. Depending on the project requirements, perfect granite is chosen. Crystal formation and color are important factors as to whether the granite will be used for the project. Any large spots and cracks are also taken into consideration as these would need to be removed from the final product.
Finally, when it is time for cutting, a diamond bladed saw is used to cut the countertop to the modern granite countertops Edmonton’s details. Computers are used to prevent any dimensional error in the cutting process.
Once the complete shape of the granite is cut, it moves to high powered water jets that build the appropriate details like holes for sink, valves and valve handles. Next is the process of edging and finishing. Craftspeople make different shapes for the edges, helping the customer to choose an edge that complements the overall design of their project.
Installation in your house:
After all this, the granite is ready to be installed in your home. It is advised to hire a professional to install your granite countertops. They guarantee their work for several years to come.