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MAKING OF GRANITE SLABS

The first step of making a granite slab is to mine the raw granite materials out of the earth. Granite slabs are obtained from special sites that are known as quarries. Some of the most prolific quarries in the world are in far-flung locations, such as India, Italy, and Brazil. Using powerful machines, a mining company mines, and blasts raw granite out of the quarry.

Granite Slab Manufacturers Make Granite Slabs at Granite Factory

The making of Granite slabs from granite blocks is an inside story of every granite stone processing unit. From bringing the granite blocks into a factory to the cutting of the stone and from drying granite stones to polishing slabs, there are lots of activities done by granite slabs manufacturers at a granite factory. Granite factories make ready to use slabs for commercial purposes. With this content, readers will be able to know more about the slab manufacturing process at granite factories.

GRANITE STONE: FROM QUARRIES TO STOCKYARDS

Granite slabs as useful natural stone products are superb for various residential and commercial construction projects in all corners of the world. The act of stone processing starts with the cutting of giant granite rocks at granite quarries. It is a stone processing unit where various activities are done to make a slab useful for construction projects. Primarily there are three major types of stone processing equipment commonly used for the processing of rough granite stones.

These include: Stone Lifting Machines {block lifters and slab lifters} Stone Cutting Machines {gangsaw and cutter slabs} Stone Polishing Machines {pneumatic and hand-operated} for rough and smooth polishing.

The following is a brief list of activities that help in processing a granite stone at a granite factory.

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CUTTING OF ROUGH BLOCKS AT GRANITE QUARRIES Granite experts and engineers at granite quarries separate big size blocks from massive rocks, using modern stone splitting machines and techniques. It involves the process of:

  • Inspection of Rough blocks
  • Selection of premium blocks
  • Block evolution for detecting cracks, patterns, fissures, and color
  • Rejection of poor quality stones
  • Marking of Granite blocks
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TRANSPORTING RAW STONE BLOCKS TO FACTORY The next step in the process of stone processing is taking raw granite blocks to the factory for further processing. Granite slab manufacturers in India bring in rough blocks to their factories for B2B granite processing purposes. At the factory, the following activities are done:

  • Reaching of truckload at the factory
  • Inspecting stones for quality by a quality inspector.
  • Unloading of trucks using cranes.
  • Shifting of stone one by one in the cutting area.
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CUTTING OF RAW STONE BLOCKS INTO SLABS Cutting of full-body slabs from any block gives you more quantity of slabs. But it may lead to damaged blades and increased maintenance costs, It involves the process of :

  • Cutting of granite blocks with an assembly of blades.
  • Using water jet technology to prevent damages to stones and blades.
  • Cutting of stone in full body to have more quantity of slabs.
  • Keeping some option of the block left uncut for having slices of the slab in portion.
  • Reducing the risk of blades getting damaged
  • Shifting of blocks to other locations to split slabs from the base body.
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AVAILABILITY OF STANDARD SIZE GRANITE SLABS IN INDIA

  • Gangsaw Slabs – 260 * 160 cm up in 2 & 3 cm
  • Cutter Slabs – 180 * 60 cm up in 2 & 3 cm

POLISHING OF GRANITE SLABS Polishing granite stone is an important activity that gives a superb appearance to the surface of colorful granite slabs. Check out the following activities involved in a game of granite slab processing:

  • Shifting of slabs to stockyard near polishing machines.
  • Polishing of slabs with polishing machines and polishing blades.
  • Using water jet technology to avoid dusting.
  • Polishing granite stone slab by hands or with a fully automatic machine.
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AVAILABILITY OF FINISHES ON GRANITE SLABS IN INDIA

  • Surface Finish: polished, lepatora, honed, sandblasted, antique (sandblasted + brushed), bush-hammered, bush hammered + brushed, and leather finish.
  • Edge finish: Machine cut or hand-cut

ADDING AESTHETIC ELEMENTS TO GRANITE SLABS

The addition of aesthetic elements to the slab is another step of granite slab polishing. This activity helps granite slab manufacturers make rough surfaces smooth. All surface finishes are different and applied on the stone surfaces as per the changing needs of buyers. There are a few activities that granite experts do to beautify the surface of a slab.

  • Applying shiner on the polished surface of granite
  • Making texture and color of the slab brighter
  • Keeping slabs under a shade, not direct sunlight.
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All these activities are useful for making a granite slab functional and ready to use. With certified granite slab manufacturers, Bhandari Marble Group granite buyers can expect high-quality granite slabs, processed and treated well at our granite stone factory.

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About the Author
About the Author Hi, I am D.C. Bhandari, chairman of Bhandari Marble Group living in India, Rajasthan, Kishangarh. I love seeing the new and creative ways people use our Marble, Granite, and Natural Stone. Our customers are so creative. My favorite design style preppy traditional mix with modern especially pieces that can be found at a vintage or antique stone. I like to invent travel, search, experiment with natural stone products. For more posts visit our website.

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