Granite has a wide range of uses due to its advantages of high hardness, wear resistance, and various types. It can come in handy from open-air carving to high-end architectural decoration projects. Therefore, there are many processing techniques for granite. Let us take a look at these processing methods.
1.Glossy effect. The surface is very smooth, highly polished, with mirror effect and high gloss. Granite, Dali and limestone are usually polished and require different maintenance to maintain their luster.
2.Matte surface. The surface is smooth, but low-polished, diffuse reflection, matt, no mirror effect, no light pollution.
3.Machine cut surface. It is directly cut and formed by equipment such as a circular saw, sand saw or bridge cutting machine. The surface is rough and has obvious cutting lines.
4.Pickling. Use strong acid to corrode the surface of the stone, so that it has small corrosion marks, and the appearance is more pristine than the polished surface. Most stones can be pickled, but the most common are marble and limestone. Pickling is also a way to soften the luster of granite.
5.Lychee surface. The surface is rough and uneven. It is a chisel that is used to dig out small holes densely on the surface, deliberately imitating the effect of water droplets dripping on the stone over the years.
6.Pineapple surface. The surface is more uneven than the lychee surface, just like the skin of a pineapple.
7.Chop axe surface. Also called longan surface, it is chopped on the surface of the stone with an axe to form a very dense strip texture, which is somewhat like the effect of longan skin.
8.Burn the surface. Heat the stone with high temperature until the crystals burst, resulting in a rough surface. Due to its porous nature, it may be necessary to use penetrant sealants. rough surface. This kind of surface is mainly used indoors, such as floor or as the veneer of commercial buildings, and the labor cost is relatively high. After high temperature heating, rapid cooling forms a fired surface.
9.Natural surface. Natural surface have not undergone any treatment, and the stones are formed naturally. Its surface is rough, but not as rough as a fire. This surface treatment is usually cut by hand or chiseled in a mine to expose the natural cracked surface of the stone.
10.Wash the surface. High-pressure water is used to directly impact the surface of the stone to peel off the softer components to form a unique decorative effect of the rough surface.
11.Antique surface. Surface processing that imitates the antique effect of stone after a certain number of years is generally treated with antique abrasive brushes or antique water. Generally, antique abrasive brushes are more cost-effective and more environmentally friendly.
12.Brushed surface. Make grooves of a certain depth and width on the surface of the stone.
13. Mushroom surface. It is generally artificially split, and the effect is similar to that of natural splitting, but the top surface of the stone is in the shape of a plateau with a depression around the middle protrusion.