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Unread 08-25-2004, 04:34 PM   #1
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How to polish granite tile edges?

Hello All,
I am new to this forum so I apologize if this question has come up before.
I am planning to install about 100 sq feet of 18x18 granite tiles on a counter top and will use my saw to bevel the edges of the tile at the outside counter edges. Bullnosing would be great too, but the cutters I have seen are pretty expensive. The tiles will be raw where I cut them so I would like to polish them to match the finish on the tile top. Any advice on what tools and products work best would be greatly appreciated!


btw: I am using an MK100 saw with a hot dog blade, also have stationary 6" grinder and hand held 4" angle grinder.
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Unread 08-25-2004, 07:19 PM   #2
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Hi Steve, Welcome aboard.

There have been a number of recent threads concerning the polishing of edges. Our search is not the best, but it will return quite of bit of info for you. Please do check that out and then ask your questions.
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Unread 08-25-2004, 07:28 PM   #3
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You can use the big grinding wheels to put a bullnose edge on it. You will need to line up 6-8 pieces on a flat surface and let them over hanging the edge. I normally put masking tape along the edges and draw a line 3/8 back so I don't grind back too far. The wheels come in several grits, by the time you get to the last one it will be ready for polishing. For polishing you'll need diamond pads, I think I have 8 total. I don't bullnose granite very often, it's usually better to let a shop do it for you.

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Unread 08-26-2004, 01:10 AM   #4
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Steve, in all my poking around I found MK Diamond offers two hand polishing kits for stone. I did see other abrasives/methods for polishing on their page. I don't know how well they work though I am curious to see if anyone here at TYW has used them. BTW, the kit goes for about $130.

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Unread 07-09-2006, 10:12 AM   #5
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polishing granite

If you want to know how to polish stone, I bought this home made instructional for under $20 at 'Rmatrix4U' and you know the rest

showed me just what i needed to know and then some.
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Unread 07-09-2006, 11:57 AM   #6
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Or take it to a granite slab company and have them do it.
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