Granite Stone: Flooring Cost & Installation
Laying of granite flooring is not an easy task because these stone slabs are usually heavier than others and sometimes you may find uneven thickness in the slab of the granite stone. Here we have some listed the process in an explicit way. Please find below the step by step process for granite flooring installation.
Granite Flooring Installation
Readying the surface for laying
In a new construction, the flooring is raw so you don’t have to break the flooring into pieces. On raw flooring, you have to put a 2 inches thick paste of Crushed Sand and Cement in the ratio of 7:1. For laying a 200 Sq. ft flooring you need to mix 14 flagons of crushed sand and 2 flagons of cement.
Cutting the stone slab
Cutting the granite stone is a very technical and hard process because granite is harder than other types of stones. A cutting blade can be used to cut 1200 Sq.ft marble but granite is not similar to others. One cutting blade can only last up to 100 Sq. Ft. and in worst case scenario not even that much. The slab has to be cut into equal pieces.
Laying the granite stone slab
After the above two steps, one should start laying the slabs on the floor. While laying the floor one has to keep this in mind that all the pieces are vertically equal and if they are not then the person has to tap the stone with a wooden tool which is frequently used for this process. Skirting are installed the next day after the floor is installed.
Sticking the slabs together
After the laying process is done then it comes to sticking the slabs together. Sometimes when the alignment of slabs are not equal then we use cutting blade again on the already laid slab and after that, we fill epoxy or high thixotropic knife-grade mastic.
Initial grinding of floor
The floor should be ground with granite grit from 00 to 3.
Filling of the floor
After the initial grinding, some grout will have to be filled again with epoxy or high thixotropic knife-grade mastic.
Final grinding of the floor
After the filling process, one should wait for the filling to dry up and then the person should start the grinding again with granite grit from 4 to 6.
Polishing of floor
After the final grinding one should start with the polishing process. Flooring should be polished using the polishing powder with a scrubbing pad.
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Crystallization of floor
In the end, the crystallization has to be done using a crystallization chemical with white a scrubbing pad.
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Granite Flooring Cost in India
Here is the average market structure for granite flooring cost:
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