we ensure that our natural stones are packed with extreme care & as per international standards of packing as we believe our business to be all about aesthetics and quality of our material.
All our products are packed in wooden crates and the wood used in crates are chemically treated to ensure that no termite or other damage happens to the wood in the long run.
All crates are tied well with belts to give extra strength to the crates and are shrink-wrapped to protect the material from outside dust and other things. All crates are properly labelled before getting stuffed in the container for the utmost safety of natural stones inside.
Thermocol sheets are placed on all sides of crates to give extra precaution to sawn and shot blasted paving
We stuff material at the factory which ensures that material is stuffed properly in the container and reaches our client safely. we take maximum care to reduce breakage during transportation to our overseas clients.
Crates ready for loading
we get wooden crates with good quality, chemically treated seasoned wood as per the International regulations. The crates & the containers are being fumigated before dispatch as per International Fumigation Standards ISPM – 15.
Packaging of large granite slabs, large marble slabs, large quartzite slabs: Large Indian Marble Slabs and Large Indian Granite Slabs are separated individually by plastic sheets to protect against scratches & well packed in wooden crates/pallets/bundles.
Polished Faces of Indian marbles & Indian Granites are properly covered, and we take all necessary steps to ensure that polished granite slabs and polished marble slabs reach safely to their destinations.
Regular Crates stacked inside a container
First of all surface of each slab/tile is protected by using a thin polythene sheet while tightly stacking them in a wooden crate. This protects the polished surface of stones from scratching due to abrasion of dust particles between two tiles.
“A” Crates stacked inside a container
Each wooden crate is first in-lined with thin polythene sheet to protect the “stones” from staining from wooden planks or from any other feature, then it is in-lined with thermocol sheet along horizontal planks to protect natural stones against damage from wooden planks or nails.
This is a fundamental preliminary packing used for all our wooden crates irrespective of the type of stone packed.
we have supplied below charts to help the buyer to size their order to get the most into a shipping container. Freight is a large part of the purchase price. Here is some detail information for USA and Canada clients.
For some other countries clients, due to different country policy and shipping companies, you may get much more quantity in one 20ft container.
Usually, for European countries, one 20ft container can load about 25 tons. Here is a normal method to calculate the approx. gross weight. That is Length x Width x Thickness X 2.8= ….. tons.
Quantities per 20 ft. container (approx.):
|Thickness (mm)||sq.m||sq. ft.|
|10 mm (3/8″) thick tiles||720 sqm||7750|
|12 mm tiles||620 sqm||6675|
|15 mm tiles||520 sqm||5600|
|20 mm (3/4″) tiles||360 sqm||3875|
|20 mm (3/4″) slabs||310 sqm||3336|
|25 mm slabs||225 sqm||2420|
|30 mm slabs||210 sqm||2260|
|1′ x 1′||12″ x 12″||30.5 x 30.5 cm||305 x 305 mm|
|2′ x 2′||24″ x 24″||61 x 61 cm||610 x 610 mm|
|1.5′ x 1.5′||18″ x 18″||45.7 x 45.7 cm||457 x 457 mm|
|2′ x 1′||24″ x 12″||61 x 30.5 cm||610 x 305 mm|
The holding capacity of a 20 feet container for different sizes of products:
|Size||Holding capacity per 20 feet container|
|10 mm (3/8″) thick tiles||720 sqm|
|40 x 40 x 1 cm||736 Sqm|
|60 x 60 x 1.5 cm||550 Sqm|
|40 x 40 x 2 cm||420 Sqm|
|60 x 60 x 2 cm||420 Sqm|
|40 x 40 x 3 cm||280 Sqm|
|60 x 60 x 3 cm||280 Sqm|
|60up x 120up x 2 cm||380 Sqm|
|60up x 120up x 3 cm||250 Sqm|
|230up x 120up x 2 cm||350 Sqm|
|230up x 120up x 3 cm||233 Sqm|
|250up x 150up x 2 cm||300 Sqm|
|Meter / Millimetres||Feet|
|1 sq.m||10.764 sq. ft.|
|30 mm.||1 1/8″|
Size Vs (SqFt) Per Crate:
|Tiles, Inches||Tiles, Cm||Sq Ft per Crate|
Tiles packed in cardboard crates
Packaging of 10mm or 15mm tiles which are very thin to break: 6-10 such tiles are first packed in cardboard boxes. These boxes are then tightly stacked in the wooden crate. Cardboard boxes provide additional cushion to the thin tiles and prevent them from breakage
Choosing Your Countertop Edge
Choosing you edge may seem like a personal preference but choosing a countertop edge can have a big impact on cleaning, liquid spills, crumb pick up, and other little daily chores that you probably wouldn’t think of when making this type of decision. But, they are all factors. We will go through a quick overview of each kind of edge, so you can make a more educated decision on choosing a countertop edge — not based purely on looks.
Any type of bullnose shape on a countertop edge will make wiping crumbs a bit more difficult. We’re sure you may have experienced this! A bullnose is a good shape for safety concerns, as its rounded edge makes bumping into it less dangerous, and less painful.
An eased countertop edge is easy to wipe crumbs from. As the name implies, it is chiselled to create a softer edge than a completely square one, Having a softened edge to a square countertop also greatly reduces chances of chipping or breaking, which is more common with square edges.
Bevelled edge countertops are considered slightly outdated by most people; although it is everyone’s personal preference. A bevelled edge is a fancy levelled square design. Bevelled edges usually lack curvature in their designs.
Other countertops edges are basically your preference in design and look. If your family has children, or you are concerned with safety, a more rounded edge design like a bullnose or ogee may be more practical. In conclusion, the more intricate design there usually leads to more complicated cleaning with more nooks and crannies for bacteria to hide. Intricate designs in countertop edges also lead to higher fabrication costs.
- Tile Size: 12″x12″/305x305x10 mm or 20 mm, 12″x24″/305x610x20 mm or 30 mm,24″x24″/610x610x30 mm or 30 mm.
- Cut to Size: From 200×200 mm up to 1200×1200 mm, square, rectangular or inclined cutting.
- Striking / borders: Free length (500 – 800 mm) x 80 mm x 20 mm (one length aid polished and bevelled).
- Free length strips: (500 800 mm) x300 mm x 30 mm.
- Slabs: Any Random size 60 up x 120 up x 2cm, 60 up x 120 up x 3 cm, 230 up x 120 up x 2 cm, 230 up x 120 up x 3 cm, 250up x 150 up x 2 cm.
- Polished: Satin smooth finish achieved using Diamond Abrasives.
- Honed: A smooth finish with a slight sheen, produced by using special polishing abrasives.
- Flamed: The top surface of the Granite Tile/Slabs are burnt off, giving an irregular texture.
- Sandblasted: &WA stone Granite Tiles/Slabs are coarsely polished thus removing saw marks and leaves a semi-smooth, blasted finish.
- Brushed: The Honed / Flamed / Sandblasted, Granite Tiles / Slabs are finished using nylon or diamond brushes.
- Satinato: The Granite Tiles / Slabs are honed and brushed.
- Antique: The Granite Tiles / Slabs are flamed and brushed.
- Leather: The Granite Tiles / Slabs are brushed, using a series of diamond brushes for a leather texture.
- Lappattura: The Granite Tiles / Slabs are brushes, polished and again brushed for a combination of polished and honed finish.
- Thickness Tolerance: +/- 1.0mm for slabs and +/- 0.5mm for tiles
- Diagonal out Tolerance: +/- 0.1mm for tiles