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Old 07-15-2007, 02:43 AM   #1
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Is this granite cracked?


We're having our basement finished, and this is the granite counter top they installed on our desk. We noticed these lines under the surface, and a very small chip at one end. Is this line a defect? Can the chip be repaired or should I just tell them to replace the whole piece?
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Old 07-16-2007, 07:35 PM   #2
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How large is this top?

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Old 07-16-2007, 08:08 PM   #3
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Its 60"
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Tell them to replace it.
That crack would bother me to no end.
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Granite is a natural material. If the crack does not extend to the edges, then it is basically a natural flaw, especially if you handpicked yuour slab.
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If the line doesn't extend from end to end its probably just a line in the stone. I seen things like that in my Bar counter and my Bathroom counter.
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Granite is a natural material. If the crack does not extend to the edges, then it is basically a natural flaw, especially if you handpicked yuour slab.
I agree....I second this point...
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Tell them to replace it.
That crack would bother me to no end.
Unfortunately, stone suppliers do not get excited about something just because it will bother you. If it is a crack from handling or fabrication, that is different, but natutal stone has many "character marks", such as inclusions, pitted areas or pock marks, sudden color or grain pattern changes, etc. The photo looks like just a natural anomoly, granted, one that is not attractive, but not a fabrication defect. This is a perfect example of my "mantra" to every customer selecting stone counters... do not just look at their little showroom sample of XYZ granite and tell them that is what you want. Make them take you into the yard, and view the large slabs of XYZ, and select the particular one that you find pleasing.
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You are right. On looking at it again, it seems that it is part of the slab.
(I thought originally that the company might have cracked it.)


Originally, I thought it was a crack, as I thought everyone would pick their own slab, as I did for my home.

If he picked it and did not notice it, then I guess he has to live with it.
Unless they can camouflage it somehow.
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And the verdict is?
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The verdict is: Stone is a natural product and has inherent flaws and imperfections. If this is unacceptable to you, then you should choose a manufactured product like Corian or Silestone.
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Unfortunately the granite is cracked. Granites are very expensive and they come in single slabs. You may need to replace that slab. In India we use a mortar of the same color and fill it up but then it will show.

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