After approval of your estimate and the type of stone or engineered stone is selected, we will make an appointment to measure and create the templates for your project. At this point, you will be invited to come in to place the templates on yours slabs to your taste and preferences. Next, your job is assigned to one of our master craftsmen.
The stone is then placed on one of our large bridge saws where it is cut into the shapes needed for your project. We cut stone using a large, high speed, water-cooled, diamond saw blade that is capable of cutting through even the hardest granites. At this point stabilizing rods are cut and glued into the stone so that it can survive through the production process.
Once the basic shapes needed for your job are cut, depending on the edge thickness and style it will either be laminated or mitered. For 1½"or larger edge jobs a second piece of the same stone is laminated under front edges of the main piece. This gives the front edge a thicker look and allows for a larger edge detail. For mitered jobs, the stone is put on our Park Industries Miter Bridge Saw, where the edges are cut at corresponding 45° angles and then glued together at a right angle. This gives a smooth front edge look that is consistent and doesn't have any of the edge seams that can be found on other edge types. Projects using a ¾" edge will skip this step and go directly to having their edges cut and polished.
When the edges have been laminated/mitered, the pieces will move on to our CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machine for sinks and edges to cut. We use a Prussiani Oceania Elite Router center for incredible accuracy and consistency. Accurate to fractions of a millimeter and fully automated, this machine is another one of the high quality and high tech pieces of equipment True Stone uses to make your stone project beautiful.
Once the pieces are finished on the machine or have had their edges finished by hand, the pieces are checked for consistency and hand polished. Spaces for cook tops are cut, holes for fixtures drilled, and other final additions to the stone are made.
Now your stone work is complete! Our production manager checks the stone quality and craftsmanship one last time, and then the project is loaded onto our trucks to be installed.