Thursday, August 21, 2014

Custom solid stone sink

Found the perfect marble for a stone sink! Too bad we had to cut into a solid stone column for it. This is a red Italian marble called Rojo Alicante.

Friday, August 8, 2014

What is "the Edge"?

What does it mean when they say "what edge would you like?" When referring to kitchen countertops, or hearths, vanities, tub deck etc. When they want to know the edge, it means the most outer surface. Your stone fabricator will sand the edge (the profile) to not only have the same honed or polished finish as the surface, but to shape it. You can have a flat (eased) or rounded (bullnose) or beveled (angled). Whatever you like, you can have; but at a price. Most of the edges have different prices. If you want a fancy edge, you will most likely pay more per lineal foot, because it is more time consuming or labor intensive. The simplest edge you can have, is an eased (square or flat) edge. Here is a picture of where the edge is and the sink cutouts. The picture illustrates that they used a 2cm (3/4") thick material on this marble island, which seems to be the new trend. Its a bit contemporary, however if you look at any antique with marble, they are always this thickness. The stone industry as only come out with the 3cm (1-1/4") material within the last 12 years or so. Because not only do a lot of fabricators not know how to laminate (glue an edge to make it appear thicker), its a bit cheaper on fabrication costs.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Light Tan Travertine Tub deck

Beige Travertine under mount tub with brushed nickel fixtures

Behind the scenes of the back splash being fabricated with an ogee edge profile

Thursday, June 5, 2014

New shipment of Soapstone just arrived!

Its called Black Moon and it is VERY DEEP FLAT (MATTE) BLACK! There are some white veins throughout, but that's what shows off that the material is natural & unique, right? The images below are darker because they were wet down with water. They will get a deeper black, when oiled with mineral oil.

This slab is un-oiled and has a temporary wooden template, to give you an idea of perception. You don't see as many veins, therefore it definitely is less busy.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Friday, February 7, 2014

Behind the scenes

Fabricating floors that are lightweight (1cm/3/8" thick) enough for a yacht. When the piece drys, we pick it up (in one piece) and its ready to install. No more prep! This piece is made from Botticino Marble, black galaxy granite & Radica Traver-Onyx.