Cutting Quartz


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Old 07-30-12, 11:57 AM
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Cutting Quartz

I have a 1 1/4" thick quartz (Silestone) remnant leftover from my kitchen remodel and plan on using it for my bathroom vanity. I was wondering if it is possible to cut the quartz to a thinner dimension for a small 4" tall backsplash. For example, cut the thickness from 1 1/4" to 1/2" thick.
 
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Old 07-30-12, 12:50 PM
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AFAIK...that's a factory thing. Maybe it could be done with a big plate grinder....but I dunno if you'd find anyone to try it.

Isn't quartz a man made product? Maybe you could order a matching piece?
 
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Yeah, Silestone is a brand of manufactured quartz countertops.
 
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Quartz & granite fabricators install the backsplash the full 3cm thickness. Too much labor & machine time to cut it thinner. Does this vanity top have a sink installed?
 
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While I have never tried it, I would expect a wet saw would cut it like butter. That is what they use to manufacture the tops in the first place. That or high pressure water jet.
However, cutting the thickness you would need a powerful saw with a rather large blade
 
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Yes, like a 16" beam saw with water feed. It's an expensive piece of equipment used to cut slabs of stone to size before sending it to a CNC router or waterjet for trimming to final size & profiling edges.
 
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I'm having the countertop fabricated by a professional stone, marble, granite company so I'm assuming they have the tools to do it. I haven't taken it to them yet--just wanted to get an idea if it could be done. Sounds like it is possible. Thanks.
 
 

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