Stone Countertops And Rodding…



In this blog, I wanted to talk about “Rodding,” a technique used by reputable granite fabricators to provide extra countertop reinforcement for more fragile stones, or  in areas, such as those in front of, or behind a sink, or a cooktop cutout. So what exactly is involved in the “Rodding” process, you may ask? Well—the process involves creating a groove in the bottom of the stone and then inserting a metal rod and then filling it in with a resin. “Rodding” is used to give the stone additional support to help prevent breakage during transporting and the installation process.

Let’s take a look at a few photos of the “Rodding” process…

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Royal Light Green Onyx Vanity Top

This picture shows filling the bottom of the stone with resin after the rod was inserted.

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Royal Light Green Onyx Vanity Top

This is a picture of the vanity top flipped back over. Hopefully I can get a photo of this vanity installed. It is such a beautiful stone!

Thanks for reading!

Barb

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Posted in In The Shop, Rodding on March 24th, 2014 by Barb | | 0 Comments



Granite Countertops And Rodding…



Granite and other natural stones are comprised of a variety of different mineral deposits, which are formed deep in the earth’s crust. It is the different mineral make up of the stones that create each stone’s unique look and color. While the mineral composition makes each color stand out, it also determines the stone structure. Most granites are very hard and durable, but there are some that are considered more fragile. When a fragile stone is selected, care must be taken during the fabrication process to prevent breakage. Most reputable fabricators use a technique referred to as “rodding” to provide extra countertop reinforcement in more fragile areas, such as those in front of, or behind a sink, or a cooktop cutout. Rodding involves creating a groove in the bottom of the stone and inserting a metal rod and then filling it with resin.

The rod offers additional support and provides more resistance to bending to the countertop.

Following are a few pictures of stone that has been rodded:

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Barb

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Posted in Granite, Rodding on March 12th, 2012 by Barb | | 0 Comments



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