Cracks and Chipped Edges often occur inside the sink hole or on the edge of the counter when a heavy pan or a hard object hits it. You can minimize this by being aware and being careful. Chips can also occur during fabrication and installation. Most home-owners get really upset when this happens. But do not worry! Stone can easily chip along edges because those tightly formed minerals get knocked off during cutting or handling. In all cases chips under 1 inch can easily be filled and blend in with the stone. Most chip repairs will not be noticed.
Have you bought a second hand granite countertop for your kitchen worktop? Or you just want to move your old stone elsewhere? Look no further! We will cut, polish and install it to your requirements. This service is usually carried on site /no transportation costs involved!/ and takes one working day from the beginning to the final outcome. Please contact us to discuss your project.
All hobs and cookers nowadays are made in larger dimensions then your old apliances. Therefore your granite worktop might require a few cuts to allow the extra space. If this situation occur then please give us a call.
Stains can be a serious issue. Stains are a discoloration of the stone that doesn’t normally appear in other areas. This can be tricky sometimes because stone often has a significant amount of colour variations and movement in it and we sometimes think it’s a stain, but quite possibly its part of the stone or a shadow from the light. Common staining areas include, around sinks and hobs, splash backs and kitchen flooring. If you are sure the discolouration is a stain, get it addressed right away. Delayed treatment of stains can be permanent.
Sinks may periodically need adjustment or replacing. When sinks are under constant use, supports can weaken and the sink may lower a few millimetres or more. As the sink lowers, a gap will occur between the sink and the stone allowing water to get under the stone. Undetected water intrusion may cause serious and costly damage to the kitchen unit and your stone. Have CM Graniteworks reinstall it before costly repairs to the stone are needed. Sometimes sink replacement is required. Our experience and understanding of stone make us the premier choice when you need your sink replaced.
Broken edges can occur for many reasons. Some reasons are: Applying excessive weight on the counter top, settling, caulking coming out at the sink/stone joint allowing water intrusion under slab, natural weathering, transportation or installation. Most of these reasons can be prevented or minimized through common sense and simple prevention techniques. However if your granite is damaged already, before replacing it contact CM Graniteworks about the possible repair options.
Over the years you might need to change your water tap, install pop-up socket, add insinkerator button or just run the phone wire through your counter. We offer drilling services up to 80mm in diameter. Just give us a call and we will drill required size holes on site without removing your stone.
Sealing your granite or marble surface is one of the many things you just need to put up with if you want to own this type of countertop. When you think about it, it really should come as no surprise that granite and marble needs to be sealed. It is like any other organic material. Wood has its grain, stone has its porosity. Perform the paper towel test to determine whether your granite needs to be sealed. Some types of granite worktops never need sealing and adding sealer to these types will just make a mess. Soak a paper towel (without printing) or a white cotton towel. Place the water-soaked towel on the counter and wait about 5-10 minutes. Is the area under the paper towel dark from the water soaking into the granite? If it is discoloured then your granite needs to be sealed to resist water-based spills and stains. In this case do not hesitate to give us a call.
Natural stone is a material which does need proper care and attention to ensure maximum serviceability. Within years some parts of the worktop may require re-polishing, joints refilling and silicone replacement. We offer a full service package to bring your worktop back to life.Included in the restoration package:
We specialize in all types of stone restoration services, providing you with high quality tile repair, tiles sealing, grout cleaning, grinding/lippage removal, terrazzo floor restoration, marble floor cleaning and polishing. Our stone care services are performed by trained, efficient and experienced professionals. CM Graniteworks will quickly perform marble polishing, reparation of marble floor tiles, cleaning marble floors and all possible variants of stone floor repair. We mechanically clean and maintain floors using floor pads prepared with billions of microscopic diamonds. Process is environmentally friendly. No chemicals required, just water!. Please feel free to contact us with your query.
Breathe life into your old, worn out fireplace with a fireplace restoration. Whether you want to give your entire fireplace and hearth a new look or just repair your current fireplace to make it more efficient.
We are always ready to help! Please contact us to arrange a quote and to discuss required fireplace service.
We specialize in granite steps repair, joints re-pointing and cleaning. Damaged granite steps cause serious safety hazards. If you neglect repairs, you could end up replacing the entire structure. Clearly, it pays to attend to problems right away. We will professionally re-point the joints seal the steps and fix the damaged edges. Please contact us to discuss your options.