Are chips in your stone benchtop attracting food and liquid?

The Marble Man specialises in stone benchtop repairs to kitchen benchtops, bathroom vanities, countertops, bartops and tables.  Natural marble, limestone, travertine, onyx, granite and engineered Caesarstone, Essastone, Quantum Quartz, Silestone and HanStone are strong materials however they are still susceptible to chips, cracks and stains.

Damage is often caused by an accidental impact from a saucepan or a plate, and if not fixed can cause more serious problems.

Moisture can penetrate the stone causing it to discolour and stain. Chips and cracks can be sharp and dangerous and can compromise the strength of the stone.

Professional stone benchtop repairs are essential to preventing further damage. Do not attempt to repair a chip with super glue as this will create further damage to the stone.

Marble Benchtop Chip Repairs
  • Stone benchtop repairs on marble involves the use of epoxy resins with added colour pigments to match the stone
  • The resin hardens inside the chip and is then polished or honed to blend in with the existing surface
  • Sometimes a UV light is used to harden the resins
Engineered Stone Benchtop Chip Repairs
  • Stone benchtop repairs on engineered stone benchtops involve filling the chips and cracks in the stone with coloured UV glues and resin
  • UV light technology is used to harden the material in the chip
  • The area is then polished smooth to match the original finish of the stone benchtop, countertop, vanity or table
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Are cracks compromising the strength and look of your stone benchtop?

Cracks can occur in all natural marble, granite and engineered stone benchtops for many reasons.  Natural marble, travertine, limestone, granite and engineered stones such as Caesarstone, Essastone, Quantum Quartz and Silestone can crack due to movement in a building, heat from a dishwasher under a benchtop or weight of a person standing on a benchtop or countertop.

This type of cracking can compromise the strength of the stone. It must be repaired immediately to avoid further cracking and moisture entering the stone benchtop. Dirt and liquid build up in a crack can cause irreversible discolouration and staining.

Benchtop Crack Repair Process
  • If the stone has dropped on one side of the crack, the stone benchtop will be lifted and clamped
  • The stone benchtop will be reinforced by glueing an aluminium bar to the underside of the benchtop so it is not visible
  • Natural marble, limestone and travertine benchtops are repaired using a different method to engineered stone benchtops
  • Epoxy resin and coloured pigments are applied to the crack in a marble or natural stone benchtop and left to harden
  • Coloured UV glue and resin are applied to the crack repair in an engineered stone benchtop
  • The crack repair materials in both types of stone are hardened using UV light technology
  • The stone benchtop is then polished or honed to match the existing finish of the benchtop

Do not attempt to repair a crack with super glue or similar.  This will damage the stone even further.

Professional stone benchtop crack repairs, in most cases are undetectable and can prevent replacement.

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Have the joints on your stone benchtop separated or become loose?

Stone benchtop repairs to joints are common on natural marble, limestone, travertine, onyx, granite and engineered Caesarstone, Essastone, Quantum Quartz, Silestone and HanStone kitchen benchtops, bartops, table tops and bathroom vanities.

Over time and with daily use, stone benchtop joints can loosen compromising the strength of the benchtop. When this occurs the loose or cracked joints allow food and liquids to penetrate causing staining and discolouration. On light coloured benchtops where the resin in the joint is pale it can over time detract from the overall look of the stone benchtop as the resin can yellow.

A shift in the benchtop and loosening of the joints can also be caused by building movement. Constant vibration can loosen the resin.

Age of the resin and incorrect maintenance can also cause loosening, staining and discolouration of the joint.

Joint Repair Process
  • Existing, damaged epoxy resin in natural and engineered stone bechtops is removed using a special tool
  • The joint is clamped if possible and reinforced by glueing an aluminium bar to the underside of the benchtop so it is not visible
  • A solvent is used to clean the joint before the epoxy resin and coloured pigments matching the benchtop colour are added
  • Once the epoxy resin has hardened it is polished or honed to match the exiting finish of the stone kitchen benchtop, bathroom vanity or bartop
  • The new joint will look clean and undamaged leaving the stone benchtop, vanity or bartop protected, strong and attractive
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Does your stone benchtop need adjustment for a new appliance?

Stone benchtop repairs are often required when a stove or sink is to be installed into a marble or stone benchtop. In some cases marble and stone benchtops need to be reshaped to make them shorter or to round and smooth sharp edges.

Natural Marble, limestone, travertine, onyx and granite and engineered stones are commonly adjusted during the building process or when appliances and sinks are replaced in existing benchtops and countertops.

Stone benchtop repairs and adjustments to accommodate appliances
  • The stone benchtop cavity is measured to ensure accurate sizing in comparison to the appliance or sink being fitted
  • A wet grinding process is used to carefully cut the stone to size
  • If necessary the stone is reinforced underneath with metal bars
  • If a sink or appliance is to be fitted, silicone is placed around the edges to ensure the item remains secure and water resistant
  • The benchtop should not be used for at least 12 hours to allow the silicone to cure
Reshaping of benchtop ends
  • The area to be cut off is measured and taped to ensure an accurate curve or straight edge is created
  • A wet grinding process is used to carefully cut the stone to size
  • The exposed ends are rounded and polished to match the existing finish of the benchtop

The Marble Man technicians will ensure your marble and stone is treated with care, when installing new appliances and sinks, or adjusting the shape of your benchtop.

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Stone Benchtop Bleach Marks

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Stone Benchtop Etching

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Stone Benchtop Cuts & Scratches

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