Granite will be extracted from mountain and cut into a large block. After
cutting into huge blocks it will be transported to the Factory for processing
into building materials.
After arriving at the Factory, the blocks are loaded into giant gang saws
to be cut into slabs of the desired thickness; the slabs are taken to the
production plant for completion. Some materials require a resin coating that
is applied by the machine protect the stone surface. For some very fragile
granite a plastic mesh is attached to the rear of each slab. The granite slabs
are then polished using abrasives and diamond polishing wheels to bring out
the beauty of the color and pattern in the granite.
Part of the reason that granite slabs are cut to specific lengths is to make it
easier to ship them in mass quantities. Slabs are bundled together in groups
of 7 to 10. Several bundles can fit into a traditional shipping container.
The granite slabs are then crated in bundles in preparation for shipping, and
then packed into steel transport containers, trucked to the docks where they
are loaded to aboard ships.
The vast globalized market today allows the communication to flow
freely .This has made us to ship the containers of Slabs and Tiles to
wholesalers around the world.
Granite blocks that have been mined are most often cut into ¾ -inch (2cm)
or 1 ¼-inch(3cm) slabs. Granite slabs are traditionally cut into sections 112
inches long by 65 inches wide.
Granite slabs can weigh quite a bit which is why they should only be handled
by qualified professionals. A ¾-inch slab weighs approximately 14 pounds
per square foot. The 1 ¼-inch granite slabs typically weigh about 18 pounds
per square foot.