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WHERE THE MAGIC HAPPENS
Oddly enough, the waterjet cutting component is the shortest part of the entire design process,
Belilove explained with a laugh. Once a design is interpreted by layout, joint, color designation,
grain, etc., Creative Edge designers have to place the parts on the relevant substrate, which can
be a tile, a large sheet of metal, or a slab of stone. Every color is then mapped to the piece of
material to be cut. The water is pressurized over 50,000 pounds per square inch, as it’s shot out
of a 16th of an inch head, combined with an abrasive powder comprised of crushed garnet. The
piece can always be handled by hand as the water is not hot.
WORKS OF ART
The business focuses mainly on floorcoverings, but about 10 percent
is dedicated to creating walls with a serious wow factor. But whether a
wall or floor, these masterpieces weave almost any material (or blend
of materials) into art. Thanks to the waterjet technology, parts and
forms can be created in an unprecedented manner.