HARD SURFACES AND COUNTERTOPS
F1 Home Services employs their own in-house fabricators for hard surface countertops, granites, ultracompacts, and other products requested by our clients. Our fabricators employ special equipment to ensure your countertops are cut to your job and your specifications.
Trust F1 Home Services to help build out the countertops that provide a finished look to your kitchen, bathroom, or even exterior kitchen.
The polished beautiful granite countertop that you install in your kitchen or bathroom undergoes an extensive process of stone fabrication to achieve the finished product. It is remarkable just how much occurs during this process and how important it is to getting the most from your countertop for years to come.
This fabrication process is done by a stone fabricator, which is a very specialized person. In some cases the granite supplier also specializes in stone fabrication and everything can be done at their shop prior to being delivered to your home. The convenience of one-stop shopping can lead to having more control over the entire process.
In this phase of the stone fabrication, the cutouts for your undermount sink, cooktop, or holes for faucets are all made. The first step is cutting the stone to approximately 1/16 of an inch of its final size. Then, the CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) machine is programmed to know the size of the stone or stones on the table. You can put multiple pieces of stone on the table and work on them together. The CNC machine is then programmed to know where the stones are located and what to do to each of those pieces. Since every stone has different working characteristics, it is key to have an experienced and knowledgeable CNC machine operator. It is truly a job where artistry and technology meet to produce the optimal finished product. Some stone materials require the CNC machine to move more slowly, some require stone to be entered in a certain way. Without this industry experience, the fabricating process may not produce the best end result we are looking for as consumers.
Once the holes are cut in the granite the edge is shaped by the CNC machine before the countertop is taken to final polish. There are a variety of stone edges to choose from, but the versatile CNC machine can produce any edge you select. For more information on the variety of edges, please see our article.
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Monday: 8:30AM - 5:30PM
Tuesday: 8:30AM - 5:30PM
Wednesday: 8:30AM - 5:30PM
Thursday: 8:30AM - 5:30PM
Friday: 8:30AM - 5:30PM
Saturday: 9:00AM - 3:00PM
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