Once we are ready to make your granite countertop, a trained technician visits
your home to take the precise measurements of your countertop. We use our FARO
ARM DIGITAL TEMPLATING machine to measure your countertops to produce a
computer file. This technology is also used in industries like General Electric
and Boeing where precision measure is required. This method ensures that human
errors are avoided and measurements are accurate to 1/64th of an inch.
Customers can see a computer model of their countertop right after the
templating process and can suggest modifications and changes.
Accurate measurement results in perfectly installed kitchen countertops
Cutting the Stone
The drawings and specifications of your job are then reviewed by our production
manager to make sure they are complete. A special digital camera installed over
our ANTEA CNC Bridge saw takes the picture of the granite slab placed on the
saw table and displays the photo on the operating monitor of the CNC Saw. Then
the kitchen drawing is overlaid over the slab picture. This aids in the perfect
location of the seams (joints) and also aids in eliminating the defects in the
stone slab. Once the layout is done, the slab is cut automatically resulting in
CNC Edge Profiling
The cut pieces are then forwarded to our CNC machining area with the help of
our Manzelli Vacuum Lifting System. They are processed on the state of the art
stone working machine CMS SPEED- 3 CNC PROFILER where the pieces are edged,
polished and cutouts for under mount sink and cook top are made and holes for
faucets drilled. CNC machine not only allows increased production and faster
fabrication but will also enable us to provide customers with intricate designs
with consistent high quality.
Flat Edge Polisher
With our Fling Flat machine, we are able to make high quality flat polishing
at 45 feet per hour.
Undermount Sink Fabrication
The sink cutout is a very conspicuous feature of a granite counter top. For
under mount sinks the cutout should match the sink shape exactly with a
consistent overhand relative to the top of vertical walls of the sink. Our CNC
fabricated under mount sinks are exceptionally beautiful because we make a half
round edge around the sink as a standard feature and the overhang is free of
lines and bumps. We insert steel rods around the back surface of the sink to
reinforce the strength of countertop.
Recessed & Inclined Drain Board
Fabricating a recessed drain board on the kitchen counter top is the latest
trend in European kitchens. That is fast catching up here also. Fabricating an
inclined drain board on granite counter tops is a kind of test for the
capability of a fabrication shop. To the best of our knowledge, Arch City
Granite & Marble is only company in our market area, offering this
intricate feature of fabrication technology.
Under Side Finish
The back side of the polished surface of the counter top is very course. We
polish the exposed under surfaces of the overhangs to remove the course finish
so that users have a pleasant feeling when they come in contact with the
Seams or Joints
Due to the limitations of the granite slab size, most of the jobs will have
seams. One of the biggest concerns of home owners planning granite countertops
is seams. Our CNC machine uses a set of Z-Polishing tools to make the both
surfaces of the seams smooth thereby reducing the gap to minimum
possible , making seams practically invisible.