Author: Carmen Manciulea, COMMERCIAL MANAGER - Agricin
Finishing is a manufacturing process whose purpose is to obtain a surface with adequate characteristics for the particular application of the product being manufactured. This includes but is not limited to the cosmetic product. In some cases, the finishing process can have the additional purpose of getting the product to meet dimensional specifications.The finishes are chosen differently depending on the area where the stone is mounted, The slabs comes in Agricin with different type of finishing because need special machine to make the finishing.
Polishing is achieved with almost zero porosity, emphasizing the highest levels of structure, color and texture. This "closed pore" finish, gives the stone more resistance to attack by external agents, a resistance that can be increased by various protective treatments. This is mainly applied to marble and granite, and rocks that are very compact and have a high degree of crystallinity. Polishing is achieved by abrasion through which different particle sizes become finer, giving the stone a brighter appearance. A diamond abrasive is mostly used today, which shortens time and gets dramatic results, while minimizing the labor force for people and machines.
Rubbing is achieved by a process similar to polishing abrasion, but without the resultant shine. Large production machines are also called polishing trains, and these are equipped with multiple heads that mount different abrasive grain per head and rotate on fixed benches along the process chain. For small areas, this can be performed manually by means of articulated arm polishers. These achieve flat, smooth surfaces, dull and without any visible mark, provided the tone is darker than other terminal, highlighting the structure, texture and colors of the stone. This process is often applied to polished stones that do not reach the necessary degree of crystallization, often in the case of limestone and sandstone. We could say that rubbing down is the first step to achieving brightness. This finish is applied in compact rock, with a minimum degree of hardness. As the polishing is achieved by abrasion, and in these cases it is most common to use conventional abrasives such as silicon carbide.
The leather finish provides a flat and rough, which transmits a unique sensory perception to the touch for its beauty and finesse. In same time , WATERPROOF TREATMENT OF STONE means other thing and aims to protect the stone , but let her breathe. The Natural stone waterproofing: this is what it does Natural stones such as granite and slate are extremely popular for use in the home and garden. Untreated, they are very sensitive as work surfaces or floor coverings. If its surface is completely sealed, with a paint coat, the natural stone loses its valuable and attractive properties. The waterproofing of natural stone is a successful compromise in order to improve the resistance, make the stone easier to care for and at the same time preserve its natural beauty Reduction of staining Easy care color intensifying properties Protection against soiling and weathering Food safe protective waterproofing for the kitchen How does waterproofing protect the natural stone? Waterproofed porcelain stoneware and natural stone does much more than just protect against dirt and contamination. The waterproofing stone is given new properties that make its care and use even easier, safer and more pleasant. Natural stone waterproofing is long-lasting and protects against UV light and weathering. Anti-slip waterproofing preserves the shine and improves the slip resistance at the same time. Salt and road salt resistant, breathable, UV-resistant, Protection against weathering, dirt-repellent, moisture repellent, anti-slip treatment
No natural stone product leaves Agricin waterproof. Waterproofing is included in the price, both for standard products and in unique product material. For the description of the edge processing, the rule is to put a drawing, you can't really describe it in words…
About the Author: Carmen is the commercial manager at Agricin, Ghimbav, she have very precise knowledge regarding each and every raw and finished Agricin's product, their quality, feature and all that includes commercial listing. she is working at Agricin for several years.