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Most Granite slabs are either 3/4″ (2cm) thick or 1.25″ (3cm) thick, and the standards are based on those thicknesses. The thinner the stone the less breaking strength the stone will have.

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Granite counter tops are normally fabricated to a high polished surface that makes it easier to maintain.

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The samples provided for approval should represent the full range of the material you will be provided. Generally speaking most quality fabricators will have the client approve the actual slab they will fabricate their countertop from.

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This type of staining normally means it is being subjected to moisture, which perpetuates staining of this type when the moisture comes into contact with iron oxides.

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The only way to determine whether or not the travertine tile cracked as a result of the hot water leak is to perform a forensic inspection by a qualified inspector such as our company CTaSC.

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Many granite slabs are treated with resin color enhancers to make the granite slab look better.

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The pictures attached are from a new install and we have been told by the installers that this is called a fisher. The granite is Bianco Antico.

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