Carrara Marble Install Protection Techniques
Installing carrara marble involves a number of techniques and practices that are common to hard surfaces of differing types. Whether the material is a natural stone or a man made material the installation benefits from protecting it. This takes various techniques throughout the fabrication process. In the fabrication shop, on the road, during the install, and even after it, there are occasions where carrara marble be protected. In this article we will briefly look at some of these.
Protecting Carrara Marble While Storing
What does storage have to do with the installation of carrara marble? Actually, it has a lot to do with it. Even though storage is one of the first aspects of the fabrication process, it relates to the install significantly. In fact, how carrara marble is stored can actually protect the quality of the install.
The first place a piece of carrara marble contributes to the protection of the installation is while it is in storage. Storing carrara marble material is best accomplished by using the proper storage equipment in the correct manner. Why? Because there are events that occur in storage that could hinder the quality of the installation if not corrected. So, the storage of carrara marble is a factor in how the install turns out and the two aspects of fabricating this material are related.
Care During Carrara Marble Fabrication Protects Installs
Anytime during the fabrication process carrara marble can get damaged. Not all damage is the same and some is less serious than other damage. But any scratches or chips that occur during the process of cutting, shaping, and polishing a carrara marble countertop can show up in the final product.
Taking care to use blades and shaping tools that are designed for carrara marble and that product clean cuts will go far. If polishing that surface, the quality of the pads and the proper use of them will contribute too. Remember, the fabrication has the potential to protect the install.
Installation Protection of Carrara Marble Affected by Transport
As we have seen thus far, carrara marble installs must be protected every step of the way. The transporting of the material is no exception. Something as simple as moving carrara marble from one location to another can end up in a sub-par installation. So it is good to know how to protect the install during transport.
So what are the practices for transporting carrara marble surfaces that play a role in the protection of the installation of the countertop? One of them is the proper loading and unloading of the carrara marble onto and off of the delivery vehicle. Another is using equipment with rubber contact points that is in good condition. There are others as well but these are worth noting.
Carrara Marble Installation Protection
Obviously the step of the carrara marble countertop fabrication process that carries the potential for protecting the installation is the install itself. After all, it is the exact task that we are talking about protecting.
The install of carrara marble countertops takes equipment that is designed to prevent it from scratching or chipping. Vacuum cups help the installers to lift, handle, and position the material as they put it in place. Slab dollies and other specialized equipment also adds to the protection of the install during this part of the process.
Protecting Carrara Marble Installs After Completion
Up to now all the protection of your carrara marble countertop install has been by your own hand (well the hand(s) of the employees working the project). But now that the job is done, it needs to be protected more than any other point up to now.
Now the task will be to try to keep other trades from using the carrara marble countertop so that it doesn't get scratched, stained, or chipped from tools or food. An effective way of caring for this is to make use of a protective countertop film with a caution warning that let's others know that the carrara marble surface is not ready for anyone to use. Adding this coating will also keep dust from getting on the surface and scratching the top of the carrara marble countertop.
In the end protecting carrara marble countertop installs is like other aspects of fabrication and installations of stone materials. It can be a relatively smooth task, or it can be a challenging one. However being familiar with the practices and techniuqes used before, during and after the installation has the potential to boost your shop's profitability.