Kitchen Design/Remodeling/Filler in granite slab


Could you please explain the problems with too much filler in Alaskan White granite slab. Daughters fabricator is trying to talk her out of a slab she loves, as it has too much filler, according to fab shop.
I have large pic of slab if interested
Denver CO

The only issue of filler is whether it is a high quality filler material that is very smooth to the touch, and the color matches the granite well. In the factory, the slabs are filled and then ground smooth and polished. Sometimes the fill does pop out if the cavity is too shallow or the stone is not prepared properly, or the resin filler does not cure properly.

By the time the slabs reach a fabricator, any defects would be clearly seen in the finished face of the granite. The fabricator will need to fill the sawn edges that need to be polished, and there is a technique that must be followed to insure a smooth polished edge.

If done properly, using proper resin fillers, there should be no reason not to use a granite they love.


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