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csutton11 09-21-2011 07:56 PM

Granite Seams - Is This Bad?
 
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I'm not trying to sound picky, but is this a bad seam? :wink:

Ron6519 09-21-2011 08:06 PM

Pictures are a little far away, but the epoxy filler looks a little light colored for the granite.

csutton11 09-21-2011 08:19 PM

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Thanks Ron! I've attached one a little closer/different angle.

Ron6519 09-21-2011 08:49 PM

With that varied stone color, the epoxy mix should have been better. The seams I've seen done, they mix up colors close to the stone and fill the gap. This can be fixed by scoring the seam down 1/4" and remixing a better color combo.
Call them back and point out the issue.

havalife 09-21-2011 10:51 PM

It looks like grey when it should be black. How is the rest of the slab? It is an easy fix if it is only the color.

epson 09-21-2011 11:41 PM

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Originally Posted by csutton11 (Post 733348)
I'm not trying to sound picky, but is this a bad seam? :wink:

Yeah the color is off. I would call them back to redo it. Are those seems near a sink? I would never have cut it like that if it is but thats just me.

itsreallyconc 09-22-2011 06:55 AM

its not a great seam but w/large variegated granites, they never are :no: yes, the color could've been a bit darker but its not a deal-breaker to me,,, i'd also guess ( since that granite looks relatively inexpensive [ not discussing what you paid for the job ] ), the fabricator/contractor might have been selected based on costs all others qualifications considered,,, so here's the real issue - does your guy have the talent/expertise to make that seam what you 'see ' in your head OR not ? good luck !

bob22 09-22-2011 07:48 AM

How easy is it to break apart that seam without breaking anything? I would think that epoxy is pretty strong, no?

itsreallyconc 09-22-2011 07:56 AM

surprisingly enough, its fairly easy to break that seam :yes: however its impossible to do that without breaking anything/everything :censored:

Ron6519 09-22-2011 01:28 PM

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Originally Posted by bob22 (Post 733637)
How easy is it to break apart that seam without breaking anything? I would think that epoxy is pretty strong, no?

You do not "break" the seam, you score(cut through to a depth of 1/4") the top 1/4" and fill it in with the correct color.

bob22 09-22-2011 02:36 PM

Ron,
Thanks, that makes more sense than what I envisioned.

firehawkmph 09-22-2011 11:28 PM

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Originally Posted by itsreallyconc (Post 733642)
surprisingly enough, its fairly easy to break that seam :yes: however its impossible to do that without breaking anything/everything :censored:

IRC,
Please change your font to a normal one and a little bit bigger. Very hard to read. Thanks,
Mike Hawkins:eek::)

ThatDaveGuy 09-23-2011 10:29 AM

Actually that's pretty typical of a lot of granite installs. Most places can do quality fabrication but the install crew is just............. guys that can lug it in. The truly good installers can put the rest to shame and would never have left that looking the way it does, but like anything else, "truly good" is a small % of the overall.

Is it even epoxy-filled? Hard to tell from the pic but it almost looks like someone just leveled it out w/ silicone (again, it happens frequently).


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