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frogger

11:23PM | 07/02/04
Member Since: 08/21/03
17 lifetime posts
Hi, I'm getting ready to install granite tile countertop in my bathroom. I've already done my kitchen which turned out incredible. My question is is that the sink and cooktop in the kitchen were rectangle so the cutting was easy. However, the sink I was going to use in the bathroom is oval. Therefore, I'm thinking I'm going to need to cut the granite tiles to form the oval as well.

SO...If I do have to cut the oval in the granite tiles, a regular wet saw won't work cause it only cuts straight lines. I was kinda thinking of getting a carbide bit for my rotozip and trying that. They are rated for marble which is softer than granite. Any other ideas???

As far as the hole for the sink, I don't think that I can get the sink to fit in a square/rectangle cause the template for the sink is oval.

Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Mat

benmunger

06:42AM | 12/29/06
Member Since: 12/28/06
1 lifetime posts
so what did you end up using for cutting the granite? For straight and curved cuts?

BV025565

07:29PM | 07/02/21
Take your piece, with a perfect template for the sink and endges, to a stone fabricator. After all of this effort, there is little point to destroying your granite top with a rotozip or any other device that comes to your fevered imagination. Seriously, do not do this yourself. Take it to a pro.

BV025465

05:34PM | 07/03/21
Use a small right angle grinder with a diamond blade. Set the sink upside down on the granite and trace the outline of the sink. Then cut 1/2 to 3/4 inch toward the center. The sink will fit in the hole and the lip around the sink will hold it in place. You do not need to take it to a pro, just take your time and when you are done you can enjoy the work you have done.


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