Stone Benchtop Repairs – Chips

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.

Professional stone benchtop repairs can reverse damage to the edges around sinks, hotplates and dishwashers.

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.  They can also compromise the strength of the stone.

Professional stone benchtop repairs are essential to preventing further damage.

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

Stone Benchtop Repairs – Cracks

Cracked benchtops can occur in all marble, natural and engineered stones.  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 and must be repaired immediately to avoid further cracking and moisture entering the stone bennchtop causing discolouration and staining.

Benchtop Crack Repair Process
  • If the stone has dropped on one side of the crack the benchtop will be lifted and clamped
  • The benchtop will be reinforced by glueing an alluminium bar to the underside of the benchtop so it is not visible
  • The crack repair in a marble or natural stone benchtop will then be repaired in the same way a chip is repaired, using epoxy resin and coloured pigments which then hardens and is polished or honed to match the rest of the stone benchtop or countertop
  • The crack repair in an engineered stone benchtop will be repaired using coloured UV glue and resin, hardened using UV light technology and polished or honed to match the existing finish on the benchtop or countertop.

Stone Benchtop Repairs – Joints

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, when the existing coloured epoxy resins in the join come loose or become dirty.

A shift in the benchtop caused by building movement, can cause the stone surrounding the joint to move and loosen the resin. On light coloured benchtops where the resin in the joint is pale it can become stained and discoloured over time and detract from the overall look of the stone benchtop.

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

Stone Benchtop Repairs – Adjustments

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
  • Silicone is placed around the edges to ensure it remains secure and water resistant
Reshaping of benchtop ends
  • The area to be cut off is measured and taped to ensure an accurate curve 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 benchtop

The Marble Man are experienced in carrying out stone benchtop repairs such and adjustments.  We 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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