NATURAL STONE COUNTERTOPS: EXPLORING THE EXTRACTION PROCESS HOW IS GRANITE MINED?
The journey begins with mining raw materials from quarries worldwide. IST Granite sheds light on the extraction process, emphasizing the uniqueness of each granite slab. Advanced equipment, including high-capacity extractors and cranes, is employed to carefully extract granite slabs. The process involves drilling, controlled blasting, and precise extraction, ensuring the integrity of the block.
Once mined, granite undergoes transformation in stone cutting facilities, where skilled technicians use milling machines to shape and polish slabs, typically 7-9 feet long. These slabs, showcased in IST Granite’s showroom, form the basis of elegant countertops. Check out predictions of 2024 trend.
HOW IS MARBLE MINED?
The marble mining process begins with identifying potential quarrying sites, often exposed outcrops. IST Granite details the intricate process of creating a bench wall, using synthetic diamond wire and diamond-tipped drills to extract marble with precision. The selection of where the marble gets cut significantly influences the slab’s appearance. Resin application and polishing follow, maintaining the stone’s purity and breathtaking beauty.
Renowned quarries worldwide, including those in Italy, Canada, Spain, India, China, and Germany, contribute to the rich variety of marble available. Most marbles are named after the quarry where they were initially discovered, such as Carrara.
FROM SLAB TO FAB: CRAFTING NATURAL STONE COUNTERTOPS
Turning natural stone into countertops is an art. After extraction, slabs travel to fabrication facilities, where specialists at IST Granite cut and shape the stone according to project needs. This stage allows customers to be selective, bringing their unique vision to life.
THE JOURNEY, COMPLETED: A SLICE OF THE EARTH ADORNING YOUR SPACE
Marble and granite countertops are more than aesthetic enhancements; they embody human ingenuity, transforming raw, primeval materials into enduring art. IST Granite believes that the narrative extends beyond installation—a torch passed for homeowners to create memories and celebrate a piece of the everlasting.
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For distinctive natural stone products, including gold-veined Typhoon Bordeaux granite countertops and illustriously-pewter Fantasy Brown marble countertops, contact IST Granite today!
DISCOVER THESE TRENDING COUNTERTOP STYLES, COLORS, AND DESIGNS WITH IST GRANITE
Explore countertop trends with IST Granite, your partner since 2008. From minimalist designs to warm color palettes, trending shades, bold veining, to the timeless appeal of marble and granite, IST Granite guides you through captivating styles for kitchens and bathrooms.
GET STARTED TODAY WITH IST GRANITE
Embark on your countertop journey with IST Granite. From showroom visits to expert advice, IST Granite ensures quality and beauty for your home or commercial space. Contact us today to explore captivating countertop trends and transform your living areas. Don’t forget to keep your stone shinny!