Extraction and Block Selection.
Extraction (more commonly referred to as quarrying) consists of removing blocks or pieces of stone from an identified and unearthed geologic deposit. Every block that meets the size requirement is then thoroughly checked for quality specifications. We have the most experience personnel including the directors, visiting the quarry and inspecting blocks that will be further processed.
The first step of the process is a primary cutting or shaping of the material. This is typically accomplished for granite using a diamond wire-saw. When operating a circular or diamond wire saw, a continuous tream of water over the saw is required in order to dissipate heat generated by the process; sufficiently-elevated temperature can cause major machine and material damage.
Once the slabs are cut and marked, they are then sent for grinding. Grinding is a process to smoothen the surface of the granite, so they lose their grainy finish, as a result of the cutting process and achieve a smooth to touch finish.
Epoxy application and Polishing.
Epoxy resin is applied to fill all of the pits and micro-fissures that are occuring naturally and also to ensure the the stone is hardened further. This process makes sure that granite ages well over time and lasts longer while preserving its natural beauty. The proper combination of the color of the granite and the epoxy it is paired with will also contribute in bringing out and highlighting the natural color and pattern of the granite. This is the final step before the granite slabs are ready. This step is done to remove any excess resin on top of the granite surface as well as smoothen the surface finish.