Why Get Your Marble or Granite Countertops From A Custom Fabricator

August 17, 2017 at 7:01 pm | Category: Kitchen Remodeling




San Antonio MarbleAs custom fabricators in San Antonio, our specialists at A2Z Granite & Tile have been working with stone a long time and can fabricate the job according to all your wishes. Fabrication is a process where we cut, shape, polish, or handle your stone in various ways that create diverse options in finishes and edges. It also involves cutting huge slabs into pieces that fit perfectly to your projects.

Our fabrication and installation services are what set us apart from most of our competition. Instead of providing you with a showroom of pre-cut stone that others get from us, you can go directly to the source. We give you full services from the time you come in to look at your choices to the time you approve the finished installation.

Whether you choose your new bathroom or kitchen countertops from us or someone else, it will always be the most effective solution to get them from a custom fabricator.

Custom Cut Fabricated Stone

Natural stone can be custom cut to fit on any size or layout of countertops, walls, flooring, or furniture pieces. Cutting of stone materials like granite or quartz requires specialized equipment. This process is called fabrication, but cutting isn’t the only thing that can be done with custom fabrication.

While almost anyone can run any type of simple to use machinery, it takes someone special to work with natural stone to create something wonderful out of it. When stone is fabricated with specifications which are tailored to the customer, options open wide. From varying finishes to different countertop edges, custom fabrication services make the stone into the pieces you are looking for.

If you have seen the beautiful antique furniture pieces with natural stone tops, the owner took their antique to a custom fabricator. The fabricator creates the top of the furniture piece after the customer picks out their favorite slab. They are wonderful for a bathroom vanity, dresser, or sideboard.

Fabricated Custom Finishes for Stone

When people consider the finish that’s available for natural stone like granite or marble, the first thing that comes to mind is a highly polished, smooth surface. But that’s not the only type of finish that’s beautiful and popular today! There are many finishes that can be fabricated for your stone. Some of these choices include surfaces that are:

  • Honed
  • Polished
  • Brushed
  • Leathered
  • Flamed
  • Bush Hammered
  • Tumbled
  • Sandblasted
  • Cleft Faced
  • and River Washed

Custom Fabricated Stone Edges

When you have a company like ours here at Z2Z Granite who can fabricate your choice in natural stone, that means you can have your choice of edges put on the pieces as well as your choice in finishes. On countertops, a great custom cut edge can make the piece the perfect for the decorative style of the space it will be installed in. There are standard edges as well as premium edges, edges that are cut and shaped directly onto one piece, or edges that are created by cutting and adhering a second piece of stone to the underneath of the edge (giving it a double-thick look).

Standard Fabricated Edges

Eased – This is almost a straight edge but is just slightly rounded
Rounded – A fully curved top edge
Bevel – This appears like the rounded edge but is cut flat on the top edge instead of rounded

Premium Fabricated Edges

Wide Bevel – 3/4”
Bullnose – A wider curve than rounded
Full Bullnose – An even wider curved edge with a curve that wraps around the bottom as well
Chiseled – Gives the stone a natural looking edge
Ogee – The edge takes on the shape of a piano lid when closed
Cove Ogee – The Ogee edge with a concave bevel on the top edge
Step Dupont – Top is cut with a slight 90 degree angle then rounded
Cove Dupont – The Step Dupont with an extra concave bevel

Using natural stone in your home is a great way to bring the feelings associated with the outdoors into your home. You’ll have many options available to you in custom fabrications that can set your stonework apart from all others. When you’re looking for stone specialists instead of just stone salesmen, come to Z2Z Granite & Tile and we’ll take great care of you!

If you are looking for Custom Stone Fabrication and Installation, please call A2Z Granite & Tile, Inc. at 830.228.5985 or complete our online request form.