View Full Version : Slate Countertops Kitchen

09-16-2008, 10:08 AM
Hi, I have aquired three 4'x3' Slate slabs very nice looking slate slabs & I'm considering using them for kitchen countertops. These pieces came from an old pool table I'm looking too put a smooth finish on them I don't know if there is a do it yourself machineing process or chemical. Also I'm going to need to cut these pieces to a specific size and shape what kind of cutting blade should I use.

09-16-2008, 10:59 AM
Counter top slate or marble is finished at the quarry using mechanical means and varying grits of pumice and water. You cut the stuff with a wet water cooled diamond wheel. I don't know of any product, maybe silicon carbide to "sand" the surface. Whatever you use has to be harder than the slate or you'll just compromise the "sandpaper."