Granite slab stored outside
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The place we are getting our granite counter top stores the slabs outside. Now I know that won’t hurt the stone and all that, but my wife was wondering about the moisture content and how that can be dried out before sealing the stone.
Also wondering if we’re going to end up with rusty areas that didn’t occur naturally before being stored outside - like big spots, not just reddish tones here and there.
What are your thoughts or experience in these regards?
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Ray
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#12
  Re: Granite slab stored outside by DogwoodTales (The place we are get...)
Ray, every granite supplier I know of stores their stone outside. I've never heard of an issue with it. I don't think millions of years old stone will be affected by the elements.
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  Re: Granite slab stored outside by DogwoodTales (The place we are get...)
I know that it won’t hurt it! :-)
Just wondering about the effect on sealing it.
Seems like it could get, relatively, saturated by the rain.
But then, now that I think of it, I suppose no more than the water table would have done to it already and having been cut out of the ground it could be more dry that it ever had been.
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Ray
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  Re: Granite slab stored outside by DogwoodTales (The place we are get...)
All I've ever seen was stored outside.
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  Re: Granite slab stored outside by DogwoodTales (The place we are get...)
Doesn't seem to be a problem, when they put ours in last August they sealed it that day. I'm not convinced that the sealing is that important anyway, the owner of the kitchen company that did ours said they haven't sealed their granite in the 10 years they've had it and it still looks like new.
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  Re: RE: Granite slab stored outside by fredhargis (Doesn't seem to be a...)
(12-15-2018, 10:27 AM)fredhargis Wrote: Doesn't seem to be a problem, when they put ours in last August they sealed it that day. I'm not convinced that the sealing is that important anyway, the owner of the kitchen company that did ours said they haven't sealed their granite in the 10 years they've had it and it still looks like new.

When they cut it and profile the edges it is flooded with water.  Won't be an issue.   Roly
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#17
  Re: Granite slab stored outside by DogwoodTales (The place we are get...)
(Insert Homer ‘duh!’
Good point, Roly
Thanks guys
Ray
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  Re: RE: Granite slab stored outside by DogwoodTales ((Insert Homer ‘duh!’...)
(12-15-2018, 12:24 PM)DogwoodTales Wrote: (Insert Homer ‘duh!’
Good point, Roly
Thanks guys

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  Re: RE: Granite slab stored outside by Snipe Hunter ([quote='DogwoodTales...)
Well, granite is somewhat porous - some more than others.

But most granite sealers are water-based so...

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  Re: Granite slab stored outside by DogwoodTales (The place we are get...)
Another benefit of having them outside is you get to choose your slab in natural light instead of inside a warehouse.
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