Many of these stones while being very hard are also very brittle. Rodding is a process where a channel is cut in the back of the stone and a rod is glued into place. This does not make the stone stronger but it does hold the broken pieces together so the counter top
is easier to repair. Most fabricators use steel bars 1/8”x1/4”or berglass rectangular rod. Once the rod is dropped into place it is encapsulated with glue and becomes a permanent part of the counter top. The Spider rodding blades are 4” diameter by 1⁄4”. The reason for the small size is to help prevent cutting all the way through the stone and ruining the top.
Once the rodding line is cut into the material be sure to use our Zak Fiberglass Rod to ensure a strong material that will last a lifetime.