Once we have the template and slabs laid out per our expertise and your approval, we can cut and finish the countertop or stone surface. We use high-quality saws such as our state-of-the-art CNC machinery as well as other tools to ensure precise and accurate cuts. After the cutting is completed, we fabricate the edge profile you selected being done by our CNC-edge machine or the hands of our skilled craftsman – which can take hours or even days of shaping and polishing your stone to the desired piece of art that the stone is capable of becoming. The experience and skill of our team also ensures that all hand-made finishing touches are handled beautifully. We’ll apply a textured finish, including polishing any parts of the underside that will be visible. Visit our Edge Profiles page to see our many edges to choose from.
Some stones are vulnerable at this stage, so we take extra time and care to make sure that the stone is as perfect as it can be. With Granite and Marble Designs, you don’t have to worry. Our team of fabricators are more than qualified to ensure your stone is cared for. This phase typically takes up to a week or so after you’ve approved the template.
Textured Finishes to Choose From
We offer four textured finishes to choose from including:
Otherwise known as brushed, antiqued or satin, these finishes contribute to the outcome of your stone design. All natural stones and quartz stones take to these textured finishes differently. Some stone slabs come with the finish on them already, but if in the case it does not, we can have the finish treatment of your choosing done, for an additional charge. It typically takes a week to send the slab out and then to get it back before we can start the fabrication process. In addition, we always match the finish on the edge. For example if the slab is leathered, we will leather the edge to match.
The only stones that are not given a textured finish are porcelain and semiprecious which come polished.
For commercial projects such as exterior use or flooring, the finishes would generally include bush hammered or flamed.