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In Pursuit Of The Invisible Seam by stoneworld.comWhy is it that with other countertop materials, the industry standard is a seam that can hardly be seen, yet with granite, this is not the case? The first step in the process of creating a quality seam is to carefully match the stone on each side of the seam. Color/vein matching can be done using the latest technology, or it can be done “old school” in a completely manual shop. Most of us are not fortunate enough to have access to this technology, so we need to find ways to get the match manually. The second step is to remove the small chips from the cutting process and make a perfectly straight seam edge on each piece. Even back-beveling the seam edge and dressing it by hand with a 100-grit resin pad will work in the hands of a skilled fabricator. The third step is to properly level the pieces so there is no dip or peak at the seam. A bad light deflection at the seam is sure to create an unhappy customer. Finally, if you want to consistently produce perfect seams, you will want to learn how to top polish. We pick up the first piece with our vacuum lifter and jib crane, and hang it over the next slab to match the seam. Before the vacuum lifter was in place, we used the method of putting the off-cut from the first seam piece on top of the template for the second seam piece, and it worked pretty well, but this works better. Euro miter requires a small amount of hand dressing on the short 45-degree portion of the seam. No matter how tight you pull a seam together, if you have chipping on the top edge, those chips will get filled in with adhesive and make the seam look wide. We bring the stone together to make sure we have a perfect fit, which we will if everything was done correctly at the shop. We pull the seam together and then separate it just a tiny bit before leveling (leveling with the pieces touching can chip out the seam). This should actually save the installer as much time as it took to dress the seam in the shop. I like to take the adhesive that squeezes out the top and flatten it a little with my finger while it’s still wet. Then the adhesive on the surface gets scraped off with a razor blade. All these customer complaints about new granite countertops can’t be good for the industry as a whole. If the stone color doesn’t blend through the seam, nothing else you do will make the seam disappear. Some of the new vein-matching photo technology that is out there can be a real time saver. If the stone is not flat across the seam, there will be a light deflection at the seam. The fourth step is to have a good set of seam setters and the proper adhesive for gluing the seam. You don’t necessarily need to top polish the seams on every job, but it is a good skill to have when you run across a bowed slab and can’t get the seam flat. The main goal is to figure out which parts will be cut from which slabs. This will give us a greater chance of being able to match the seam, since the other piece has more room to be moved around on the slab. After the first seam piece is cut, we are ready to lay out the other side of the seam. With this method, we are able to move the actual piece around until we find the best possible match.
Ratchet Seam Setter M3 Ars3 Abaco Stone Tool Machine,Granite, Marble, Abaco Clamp, | Duration 1 Minutes 10 Seconds Now, the next piece is ready to be cut, and you can be sure to have a great match. The first step is to set up the guide, which is simplified by the use of the gauge blocks provided with the tool. It is this finished edge that will make the seam disappear if every other step is done correctly. With the absence of any chipping on the seam edge, there is nothing for the adhesive to fill in, and the result is amazing. We go through the normal process of installing the stone, making sure to pay special attention that the seam is flat and level. The cams are very powerful; they can even be used two straighten a bowed slab. In most cases, the seam would be done at this point, and your customer would be amazed. If you want your seams to be perfect on every job, you will need to learn how to top polish properly.