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Old 12-01-2010, 12:43 PM   #1
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Is this Class 1 Granite


Does Class 1 granite usually look this bad in the direct light? It just appears to have more surface lines and is quite rough compared to others that I have seen. Wondering if I need to have it sanded more or apply a better sealer or polish? Thanks in advance
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Old 12-02-2010, 03:44 PM   #2
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Post a link to the classification system you're referring to.
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Womp, 1st class granite do come with imperfections because they are rare stones, I love the colors. I would suggest you have it seal. Permashield would take care of those cracks and at the same time waterproof it. Good luck.
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Looks like Juparana crema Bordeaux.
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Looks like Juparana crema Bordeaux.
I was interested in this classification of stone that was referred to, not particularly his stone.
I've never heard any stone fabricator or stone yard refer to a classification system of granite or granite like counter stone.
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Thanks for the replies. I will try the permastone. I do not have a link to the class scale as it is just what my contracter called it. Looking around I don't see a class 1. It is NVG granite. I think my problem is that I was comparing it to black granite and the visual fissures are just much more visable on the NVG. The reflection above which is 4 inches high and 12 inches long and taken from 3 feet away I see many fissures, but in the blacks I see hardly any. I did not expect a perfect stone, just assumed that the fissures would not be as visable from so far away. If anyone wipes the counter it just looks like there is more wiping to be done. Just wanted to be sure that I did not pay for high quality stone and got some junk scrap. Thanks for your replies.
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I have not heard the term NVG, perhaps you could define it, and explain where you heard the term. The photo is very difficult to interpret, I cannot tell what is a fissure and what is a crystal. However, if those are fissures, you may not have granite at all. What is your basis for believing that the stone you purchased is in fact granite, other than that your installer referred to it as granite? If this is the same installer who referred to the stone as Class 1, perhaps they are mistaken about the type of stone you have?
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