Why Do Some Stones Have A Mesh Backing?

Consumers these days, have a lot of choices when it comes to color selections for granite countertops. That’s because over the years, better technology and equipment has improved the quarrying process allowing for more stones to be removed from the earth. Many stones that once may have broke, or crumbled during the extraction process are now available. While it is true that more colors may be removed and more are available to the general public, many still may have mineral compositions that make then fragile and they may include geological flaws such as veins, fissures, or voids. To make these slabs more stable and less susceptible to breaking, many quarriers and block fabricators add a mesh backing to these slabs for added reinforcement during the shipping and handling processes.

If you have selected a stone with a mesh backing, it may be considered more fragile than some others available. In most instances however, the mesh backing will provide enough support to fabricate the stone with no problems. Please note that once the stone is fabricated and installed there are no worries.

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Posted in Granite on May 2nd, 2012 by Barb | | 0 Comments

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