Everyday activities that take place in your kitchen involve your granite countertops. The Granite is known for its durability but density at the same time and especially the edges. Around the sink cut out or along the perimeter the edges will take the most impacts from kitchen everyday objects such as glasses, plates, knives, etc. Soon enough you might discover small chip on the edge of granite as it is shown on the photo below.
The most of the time the damaged areas get discovered after a few days or weeks and broken off granite piece is lost which leaves us with alternatives such as epoxy material to substitute the original stone. We are dentists of the stone and our approaches are to make the repairs as natural as possible as of any dentist would have done to chipped and broken tooth.
Identifying the background color of the Granite helps to choose matching pigments for the epoxy material that will go on the damaged area. Most of the time it will take two or three different color combinations as shown in the photo below to match the original pattern distribution.
After the epoxy is applied and cured it takes a skilled technician to remove excess material and polish the edge to blend it to the rest of the area.
This repair was done in our shop as we were training a new stone technician.