Natural Stone Edge Profile
Rajasthan Slate & Stone Exports Inc. well experienced in fabrication of exclusive granite & other natural stone edge profiles. You know…making a special granite edge profile is a labor intensive work which requires exactness and we have perfection in this demanding art. We are the bulk suppliers of marble countertops, granite countertops, limestone countertop and onyx countertops with the required stone edge profiles.
Edging and Profiles add a wonderful dimension to natural stone tops and amplifies their natural beauty although they incur some additional costs per running meter / per linear foot, depending upon which edge profile is selected. It is important to note that Standard (SQUARE /STRAIGHT/SHARP) edges are always included in our price estimates.
We suggest you to choose the right edge profile for your granite, slate stone, marble, sandstone, limestone and quartzite countertops, vanity tops because a proper edge profile adds beautiful impact to the natural stone slab’s & tile’s surface and helps integrate it into the overall design of your living room.
Here we are showing you some natural stone edge profiles which are being demanded by the overseas clients in general for kitchen countertops, bathroom countertops, table tops, bar tops and other type of counters:
Slate Stone & Sandstone Edge Profile : Basically there are three different edge finishes available for Indian slate stone, Indian sandstone and Indian Limestone which are as follows:
Machine cut / Sawn Edges – Slate Stone Tiles or Sandstone Slabs with machine cut / sawn edges are the commonly used types of edges. The fine edge finish simplifies the work of the fitter as these slabs or tiles fit perfectly. The machine cut / sawn edges slabs are subjected to a high speed rolling cutter blade to get a very smooth edge surface with a complementary (90°) angle at the vertices of the tiles/slabs. Also known as T profile.
Hand cut / Hand chiseled / Hand dressed Edges – Hand cut Natural Sandstone or Hand chiseled Natural Sandstone or Hand Dressed Natural Stone edges are best suited for exterior walls and pavements. This type of tiles is first cut into different sizes and then, the professional workers work upon it to achieve the smoothness. This edge finish is very much similar to “natural rock surface” finish and it is important to note that Hand cut Natural Stone or Hand chiseled Natural Stone or Hand Dressed Natural Stone edges makes good combination with natural surface finish of natural stones.
Tumbled Edges – Tumbled stones possess a rustic and time worn look. They bring in the beauty of the outdoor inside with their rustic look. Intricate patterns of these stones add extra touch of beauty, uniqueness and elegance to any interior. They are also used for exterior applications. A rich saga of colors, sizes and shapes are available to suit any individual's taste. Tumbled natural stones are durable and make beautiful and elegant non slip floors. These characteristics make them one of the widely used architectural stones. Tumbling can be given on Natural Surface Stones, Honed surface Stones, Half Honed Surface Stones, Polished Surface Stones and Antique Surface Stones. For softer looking we can tumble the edges of marble, limestone, slate stone, Tumbled Stones can be used for the massage to stimulate the meridians of the body and free the mind, it is ideal for decorative applications around ponds and landscaping areas, it can also be used in kitchen backsplashes, pathways and entryways, besides tumbled stones can be used in making beautiful floors and walls, Shower and tub surrounds, fireplaces, vanities, borders in bathrooms and custom tiles.
To conclude….different edge profiles require different amounts of time for cutting, shaping, and polishing, the more complex the stone edge = the more finishing time required and ultimately The Higher Price of natural stone.