History of Priceless Granite & Quartz
Over these past 17 years we have completed nearly 7000 jobs, both big and small. From commercial restuarants & high rises to cabins in the backwoods.
We have travelled the world in order to import just the right granite color for our clients.
With nearly 300 different granite color’s and over 250 Quartz colors to choose from we strive to have the best color selection for our clients.
We have a state-of-the-art fabrication facility along with using Digital technology for our clients projects.
A Brief History of Natural & Engineered Stone
Natural Stone (Wikipedia)
Natural stone is one of the most commonly used materials in countertops. Natural stone or dimension stone slabs (e.g. granite) are shaped using cutting and finishing equipment in the shop of the fabricator. The edges are commonly put on by hand-held routers, grinders, or CNC equipment. If the stone has a highly variegated pattern, the stone may be laid out in final position in the shop for the customer’s inspection, or the stone slabs may be selected by experienced inspectors. Emerging technology allows for virtual stone placement on a computer. Exact photographs can now be taken which allow for the integration of a dxf file to lay on top of an stone image. Multiple slabs of material may be used in this layout process. Then the countertop assembly is installed on the job site by professionals. Commonly, initial countertop fabrication takes place at or near the quarry of origin, with blocks being sawn to thickness and then machined into standard widths (600mm and upwards), before being surface polished and edged. This method removes the need to ship waste material, and reduces the time needed to prepare client orders. This practice is called “cut to size” A wide range of details may be pre-machined by the fabricator, allowing for installation of different sinks and cooker designs.
Engineered Stone (Wikipedia)
Engineered stone is a composite material made of crushed stone bound together by a polymer resin. It is used primarily for kitchen countertops and floor tiles. Related materials include geopolymers and cast stone. Unlike terazzo, the material is factory made in slabs, cut and polished by fabricators, and assembled at the worksite.
Engineered stone products are gaining in popularity. Research reported in Consumer Reports (2010) magazine reveals virtually no difference in performance between quartz products and sealed granite. Engineered stone is also commonly referred to as “quartz surface, “quartz”, agglomerate or agglomerated stone, the last term being tht recognized by European Standards.
Engineered stone is semi-man-made material composed of various crushed stone and bound together by a resin. The vast majority is made with large quantities of quartz but can also contain other metals, shells, glass, concrete, etc. Different manufactures use various types of resin, with the most popular being Epoxy and Polyester. Engineered stone is made in a factory, then polished and cut, then assembled at your home like any other countertop. It’s typically cut using a diamond blade or water jet cutter. (heartland)
Priceless Granite & Tile
10515 Mountain Loop Highway
Granite Falls, WA 98252
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