A condensed good reputation for stone countertops

Fact:  In america, stone is just about the countertop of preference over man-made surfaces in most new and remodel construction.

Although this statement might not appear ironic on the… um… surface, it’s.  It really is.  Here’s why…

Chopping_toolThe majority of the stone utilized in kitchens is billions (having a ‘b’) years of age.  Humanoids used stone within the procurement and food preparation not less than 2.5 million years.  Incidentally, archeologists make use of the somewhat oxy-moronic term, “Lithic Technology” to explain this.

Basically among the Seven Wonders from the Ancient World were created of stone.  Are you able to name the exception?

…The fifty feet tall Colossus of Rhodes was stated to make of mostly iron, bronze and brass.  So, forRhodes0211 centuries (both BC and AD) we’ve been using stone because of its functionality, artistic aspect, and permanence.

The Commercial Revolution altered the way in which stone was quarried, transported, and processed (cut).  The gang saw was invented in Vermont within the 1880’s.  Although it required nearly per week, this machine could cut multiple slabs (sheets) out of merely one block of stone previously.

Actually, all the major advancements in recent “lithic technology” are due to enhancements in logistics (moving the stone) and cutting equipment.

Hanging_Gardens_of_BabylonOK, so here’s where it will get ironic.  Stone has existed for vast amounts of years, man has utilized stone for countless years, however it wasn’t before the late 1990’s that everything altered.  Just before that, just about all stonework was for commercial/monument purposes.   Quite simply, unless of course you had been creating a shrine, it had been too costly for everyday applications.

It had been then, that cutting tools started to make use of gemstone-wire blades.  The machines that utilized fraxel treatments rapidly grew to become commonplace at (and near) the quarries in almost 50 different regions.  This permitted for that quadrupling of efficiency in removing, slabbing, and transporting gemstones.

The times it required to slab a ten ton stone, now required just hrs.  Large format CNC cutting beds (like CNC W OPPthat being used at StoneKitchens) required the speculation from developing and finishing and also have reduced the chance of mistakes and rework.

With time, your kitchen is just about the focus for home gatherings.  Just consider the size and placement from the kitchen inside a century-old home also it rapidly becomes apparent… everything has altered.  We entertain within our kitchens now, even though your kitchen area might not be the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, that is certainly worth our stone work.  Let’s assist you to.

StoneKitchens:  Less Seams.  Better Fit. 

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How to Remove a Granite Countertop


Maria Tahir: i am trying to put a backsplash in my kitchen. the granite countertop also has a granite backsplash attatched to it. i do not see any silicone joint from the wall but i see both granite are binded together.\ncan i remove my granite backsplash without damaging my granite countertop??

Extreme House Flipping: +Maria Tahir Hi Maria, without being there, two things are likely. The granite backsplash is probably glued to the wall, and there is probably a different adhesive bonding the granite backsplash to the granite countertop. We would heat the granite's adhesive seam and separate the granite pieces first with a blade. After that, use a putty knife or drywall knife between the wall and the backsplash. If it is attached with silicon it will be easy to separate. If it was attached with liquid nails, the drywall will remain fastened to the backsplash. If that is the case, we would rip the backsplash out and repair any drywall damage. We hope this helps. Good luck!

Moto Tech: Great video. I was searching for some info like this a few days ago and couldn't find anything and then today this popped up. 👍🏽👍🏽exactly what I was looking for!

Extreme House Flipping: +Moto Tech Hi Moto Tech, fantastic, we hope this video helps with your project!

Sub MOA: Is there a special saw/blade for cutting granite?

Sub MOA: I ask bc I just won a whole kitchen set of cabinets and a granite countertop in an auction. I have to remove it from a model home and store it until I buy my own house.

Extreme House Flipping: Hi Sub MOA, For cutting marble or granite, you'll need a diamond tipped blade. You can rent the saws but will likely have to buy the blade – which is cheaper in the long run anyway. We're pretty sure they make them for angle grinders, circular saws and 14 inch concrete cutting saws (you can see us cutting concrete with a diamond tipped blade in our video "Extreme House Flipping – Part 9 – the Fire House). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_XRmlWDR2Y&t=449s\nOf all the options, an angle grinder would probably be the easiest.\nBe very careful. 1) the granite is crazy heavy. 2) guard against breathing dust from such cutting (wear a respirator) 3) don't be in a rush.\nWe have cut marble with a diamond tipped blade on a circular saw and a concrete slab with a 14 inch concrete cutting saw, but no granite yet.\nWe do plan to cut our 3 cm granite in the fall. Congrats on your find! Good luck and let us know how you do.

Angel Burgos: Hell of a job, instead of a blow torch what a about a heating gun? I use to repair cell phones when I was a kid and used a heating gun on low heat to separate the glass from the adhesive. Just a thought! Regardless, amazing job. Out of curiosity , how long did this process take? 

Extreme House Flipping: +Angel Burgos Hi Angel, we used a blow torch because that's what we had on hand. A heat gun would probably be a good option to try. It took about 20 minutes to heat the seams enough to separate the granite pieces. The entire job to remove the countertops took about 90 minutes. Thanks for commenting!

Angel Burgos: Extreme House Flipping wow 90 minutes?! That's extremely fast. As an adjuster for a large carrier we would pay at least 4 hours of labor for\nThis. Thank you for the reply. Keep up the videos as they are very helpful!