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What factors are included in the price of stone fabrication?

The factors that determine the price of stone fabrication include the type of stone, slab sizes, its thickness, the edge profile design, sink type, and its application.

Please email us your plans or sketches to [info@balticstonemasonsgroup.com.au] and we are happy to estimate the number of slabs you need for your project.

Yes, this is a great idea to secure your perfect piece of stone! You can pay a deposit to secure your slabs and when the site is ready, we will start your job. Waiting longer than 3 months will be charged at a nominal fee.

Yes, the technique we use to create a thicker edge from a 20mm slab is called a mitred edge. It can give an edge profile of up to 200mm thickness. When the edge is mitred, usually the pattern of the stone will follow down the edge.

There are more than 20 different edge types that can be created from stone. A 20mm pencil round edge is the most cost-effective, mitred edge or other edges are more expensive due to the time they take to be completed. Rounded type edges such as the pencil round are the most forgiving type of edge. Another factor will be the overall design concept that will decide which edge design you will go for.

We have range of different offcuts which is suitable for your small jobs. Please visit our showroom to find out the best color for your job.

Natural Stone

Can marble be used as a kitchen benchtop?

Yes, marble can be used as a kitchen benchtop. Many homeowners prefer the lighter, natural veining and open appearance of marble. Granite, which is less porous than marble has a speckled appearance with denser patterning and comes in a variety of deeper colors.

Yes, slightly. As the colour, veining and pattern moves through the block, slight variations can be seen from slab to slab.

All our stone slabs are sold in sequence, so the variations from one slab to the next is minimal.

Yes. The stone looks stunning and gives your outdoor BBQ that luxe look. The dense surfaces of the darker, coloured granites are the best choice for these areas.

A natural stone slab is the best product for these areas.

Engineered Stone

What does the term engineered stone mean?

Engineered stone (can also be called reconstituted, re-composed agglomerated and synthetic stone) contains a mix of stone chips that are set with resins, pigments and additives to produce a strong and viable benchtop, splashback or vanity top.

Quartz or marble are the most common stone aggregate chips used but also igneous rocks such as granite and basalt can create a unique patterning and diverse range of designer colours.

These chips are set in a mixture of mineral fillers, resin binders, pigments and additives and vacuum pressed (using vibrocompaction process), and hardened to minimize the stones’ porosity.


Engineered stone slabs (or manmade stone) is only suitable for indoor applications, contrary to a common misconception. Engineered stone can scratch, chip and stain. Engineered stone is not suitable for floors with under-floor heating, whereas natural stone is suitable. Engineered stone is available in a wide spectrum of colours and the colour is consistent across the surface.

Natural stone can be used in any application, indoors or outdoors. Each slab is unique. Its style is timeless, with wide appeal. Natural stone can be repaired or rejuvenated if damaged. Only your application will determine which material is better.

Bookmatch stone slabs refer to when the veining of two or more slabs are matched, from consecutive cuts in the stone block.

The adjoining surfaces mirror each other. This is like when you place your two palms side by side, the lines on each palm mirror each other with ever so slight variations.

post about the machinery and equipment

We work with our partners to streamline project plans that don’t just deliver on product perfection, but also delivers on time.

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