JOINTS ON QUARTZ AND GRANITE WORKTOPS
ABOUT THE JOINTS ON QUARTZ AND GRANITE WORKTOPS - JOINTS ON QUARTZ AND GRANITE WORKTOPS
Friday 25th May 2018
The typical maximum length for a single piece is 3000mm at which point it will be necessary for a joint.
Joints are generally two pieces of worktops butted up against each other and generally less than 30 mm wide. For a perfect look the joins should be inconspicuous as possible.
On template you should discuss with fabricator where the joints need to be placed.
You will be able to see the joints between pieces but to achieve a perfect join is important that the support or kitchen base do not move between template and fitting.
For patterned stones like Carrara quartz, it is important that the vein in the stone is cut in the same way as an adjoining piece but when perfect matching is not possible, this minimises the possibility of odd matching.
On installation and to make the joint as inconspicuous as possible a coloured matched epoxy glue is used between the two pieces. This glue is extremely hard, perfectly safe for kitchen use and is not toxic.
It is important to colour match the joint the best as possible impossible to hide the joint fully, However, even this glue will never match the worktop colour exactly, particularly if there are patterns in the stone.