LASER MARKED PAVERS
Laser-marking is produced by melting the clay with the laser beam. It is the iron, red color, in the melted clay that produces the black mark. The mark is part of the paver and will not separate from the surface of the paver. It serves to protect the paver from wear, because it is now much harder and more durable than the original clay.
TEXT FOR LASER-MARKED CLAY PAVERS
- Up to 20 characters, including spaces and punctuation
Clay pavers, without the red color, will not produce a black mark when lasered without additional processing at additional costs. The other option for clay pavers, without the red color, is to sandblast.
Sandblasting is processed by applying a “mask” to the surface of the paver, with text removed. Sand is then directed at a high pressure through the holes in the mask, blasting away the clay. The routed out text can then be accented with lithochrome paint or a grout or epoxy fill of a variety of colors.
TEXT FOR SANDBLASTED CLAY PAVERS
- Sandblasted clay pavers can accept text with up to 16 characters, including spaces and punctuation, depending on font
- Sandblasted clay pavers are generally all upper case letters
Clay Paver Sizes
Most clay pavers are available with optional beveled and non beveled edges and spacers.
- Available in 4″ x 8″ and 8″ x 8″
- Thickness of 2 ¼”
- 1 ½” & 1″ with some manufacturers
Granite pavers can be sandblasted in the same fashion as clay pavers. They can be laser-marked, but are not generally considered suitable for projects with pedestrian traffic.
Granite is considered to “weather” better than marble. Granite and marble can be cut and polished to individual specifications.
Granite pavers are available in custom sizes.
Generally available in preformed sizes.
- 4″ x 4″
- 4″ x 8″
- 8″ x 8″
- 12″ x 12″
Concrete is sandblasted and lithochrome filled with a choice of colors.
Ceramic tiles are best suited for wall applications, inside or out. They can withstand rain, ice and sun. The laser produces a black mark within the surface glaze of the tile. The mark is highly resistant to abrasive wear.
CERAMIC TILE SIZES
- 4.25″ x 4.25″
- 6″ x 6″
- 8″ x 8″
- Birch white
- Vanilla cream
We can provide benches made from granite obtained from local quarries. They consist of two pedestals, a bench seat, polished on top and outside of each pedestals, drilled for mounting with pins, pins included. Text is typically sandblasted on the side of the bench seat.
Granite & Marble – Custom Pieces
Granite and marble custom pieces can be lasered, but that is not considered appropriate for most applications. Sandblasting is considered the preferred method to mark granite & marble that is subject to foot traffic.
- They are sandblasted in the same manner as clay pavers
- They can be custom cut to a variety of shapes and thicknesses