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AaronThingz

05:40PM | 11/13/03
Member Since: 11/12/03
2 lifetime posts
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Does anyone here have a suggestions on how I can polish the edges of granite tile. I'm about to do my kitchen countertops in Galaxy Black granite tiles and need some advice. Also, any tips on cutting would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

-Aaron

carpetman

06:20PM | 11/13/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
542 lifetime posts
arron..i dont think you will be able to round off the edge your self...but the people in your area that sell granite counter tops could do it for you , you can cut granite on a wet saw (go slow) the people you buy your granite tiles from will do the cuts for you ,or you can rent a wet saw...good luck

Floorcraft

02:41PM | 11/14/03
Member Since: 08/27/03
254 lifetime posts
Polished edging on granite is a real skill, I do not want to see you waste any money, and at the price of granite, it could be alot. I would hire a pro, and let them do it, unless you want to take a BIG expensive risk.

melanielynnroe

02:30PM | 11/16/03
Member Since: 11/15/03
6 lifetime posts
You can now buy granite tiles that already have a pre-fabricated bullnose on one side. It makes the tile on the front edge look as though it is a slab piece of granite. NEW PRODUCT!! Also, you could use a poly-urethane on just the flat unpolished edge to make it shiny. It doesn't look as nice, but a much less expensive alternative. I would not recomment trying to finish the edge yourself otherwise. Too hard!!

AaronThingz

03:14PM | 11/16/03
Member Since: 11/12/03
2 lifetime posts
Melanie,

I was wondering if you could elaborate on the new tile with the bull nosed facia. Any idea where I can see any of this stuff online or elsewhere? Thanks

-Aaron

Floorcraft

06:48AM | 11/17/03
Member Since: 08/27/03
254 lifetime posts
Actually I sell it. And it is really nice, I forgot about it in my earlier post.
It is called Benissimo granite, and you will have to call around flooring stores to find it. It is thinner granite tiles, but they pre manufacture bullnose that gives it the appearance of 3/4 granite. I have done 2 jobs and they turned out great, they ARE tiles, not slab, so you will have a tiny grout joint, and because all tiles are same thickness, the level of the cabinets is CRUCIAL. Or else you will see high and low spots, and your plates will not sit level.
The best thing about Benissimo, is not only the fact that they are about 65$ a lineal foot (up here in Alaska), but also the bullnose edge is the best in the business. There is NO way an in home grinding and polishing could look as good as these factory edges.
start making calls!

melanielynnroe

04:55PM | 11/23/03
Member Since: 11/15/03
6 lifetime posts
Just as printed above, Benissimo is it!!! I sell it also!! I am in Maryland but I am sure that is is available in other states also. We have a counter top in our showroom and it looks good. Not as good as a slab, however, priced much less!! Let me know if you need any other information. Thanks !!

PamelaBoslet1234

05:40AM | 05/17/06
Member Since: 05/16/06
1 lifetime posts
I am also in Maryland and would love to learn more about the Benissimo granite bullnose product. Please let me know how I can get in touch with you when you get a chance. Thank you.

Tileguybob

02:59PM | 05/17/06
Member Since: 07/03/05
283 lifetime posts
You are probably better off doing a search for Benissimo seeing as that post was from 2.5 years ago. There is another company in the DC area called American Bullnose that will take your stone or porcelain tile and put a bullnose on it and ship it back to you.

iounatta

01:10PM | 07/10/06
Member Since: 07/09/06
2 lifetime posts
If you really are interested in what is needed to polish granite or marble, make the same small ($19.95) investment I did and you will know just what to do and what is needed. the site is Rmatrix4U and then dot com after that. Well worth it even if you are just wondering what is involved. The first vdeo I bought was $179 and it was a waste of money. These home made step by step video clips showed more by far...It's really not that hard at all after you understand what the process is. just my .02 worth
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