Stone is normally available in various textures and finishes:
Polished: The Most popular finish – One side is Finished by the action of the Abrasives on polishing head, gives a mirror finish on Granite, and diminishing in the reflective properties, as we go from Granite to marble and slate etc.
Honed: A smooth but unpolished finish, produced by using a less number of abrasives on a polishing head – leading to smooth but Non-reflective surface.
Sanded (usually for Sand-Stone): Coarsely polished to remove sawing blade marks, to leave a semi-smooth but regular finish.
Hand Split or Cleft: A traditional treatment in which the stone is split along its line of cleavage to open the same at the natural grain; thereby giving a surface with great character.
Grit or Sand Blasted: The action of coarse-grained grits, blasted onto the top surface of the stone, with the help of water, produces a natural finish similar to hand split or cleft.
Flamed: The surface of the stone is Flamed or burnt off with a high temperature apparatus (similar to blow torch). This gives a contoured finish, based on the internal characteristics of the stones.
We strictly maintain the shade of the merchandise as desired by the client. While producing cut to size tiles, careful batching is done even when the material is cut from the same slab / block.
We do the repairing/netting to reasonable levels and not to the extent of joining two broken pieces. Moreover, more importantly, we use low viscosity epoxy based resins specially produced in Italy & Germany for stone application. We never use cheaper polyester-based resins, which have a limited life.
While sawing, especially marble we take a lot of care, for the best result as it is a very brittle and pasty material. A little less carefulness and the result is taper slabs.
We maintain a very low down feed and regularly monitor the sharpness of diamonds to insure maximum tolerance of +/-0.5mm within a same slab.
At SHUBH EXPORTS we have carefully controlled this very common and major problem. We never let the sawing result in slabs with a curve, which makes the fabrication/installation very difficult.
We always maintain flatness of slabs to the permissible tolerance limit.
GLOSS / POLISH
We polish the Granite / Marble slabs & Tile on automatic multiple head line polishing machine from Breton- spa & peddrini spa of Italy. We never supply merchandise polished on “locally made table polishing machine”. We achieve the gloss between 750 -900 and guarantee an excellent flatness, Proper pre bed preparation and suitable life of the gloss at international levels.
We maintain Perfect square ness in cut to size materials; thanks to the automatic bridge cutting machine from Peddrine SPA & Breton SPA, Italy. We never use locally made bridge cutting machines or conventional hand driven edge cutting machines as it is far than difficult to maintain.
We never try to save cost on wood or other packing materials. We consider that the quality of packing is as important as the quality of product.
Even in F.O.B. & C.& F. shipments we consider it as our duty to investigate and inform the buyer with various options of suitable shipping lines offering best freight along with shortest transit time and satisfactory service. Our job does not just end upon loading the container. We maintain the track of container till it reaches the destination and keep the client advised of various movements/trans shipments.
QUALITY CONTROL & INSPECTION
At SHUBH EXPORTS we have an in-house designed three stage quality control system which does not leave any room for mistakes or carelessness. The first stage starts at quarry level where every individual block is carefully inspected. A 3D picture is drawn displaying all the characteristics. The second stage inspection is conducted upon sawing where the material is closely inspected & various findings are properly recorded with drawings. At the final stage the polished finished product is inspected using various gadgets. A proper recording is done at this level also. Before shipping, a photograph is taken of the material and the packing of every container and a proper record is maintained.
Moreover we provide inspection to the client in his office itself by sending the digital scanning of the merchandise by E-Mail.