Stainless steel countertops are fully fabricated in our 20,000 square foot facility in Mississauga, Ontario. The process usually begins with a site measure. In some cases a template is created which is then professionally measured and entered into CAD. Once we have the shape fully defined in CAD we can finish the design by adding any additional items such as sinks, backsplashes, drainboards, faucet holes, and/or any other cut-outs. We also define which edges will be finished and in what edge style. After the design is approved it is unfolded in CAD and nested by our cutting edge software which is sent directly to our laser cutting machine. With our powerful laser we are able to cut through stainless steel with ease with clean and smooth edges. The next step is to fold or brake form the flattened part. We have three press brakes capable of bending and forming stainless steel countertops. Large oversized countertops are easily formed on our 14-foot press brake. Countertops exceeding 12-feet in length are commonly fabricated in sections with seamless welded joints. These welded joints are also common on ‘L’ Shape and ‘U’ Shape counters. Our skilled welders are capable of fusing sections of stainless steel together with no visual distortion. Once the welded seams are ground and polished it is virtually impossible to detect where the welding took place — the countertop will appear as one seamless piece. Stainless steel countertops are then mounted onto a wooden core which adds some rigidity but also acts as a sound-deadener. Below find some photos of a ‘L’ Shape countertop that has been fully welded, ground, and polished and is now ready to be mounted to a wooden substrate.