Polished Grinding, sanding, and buffing produces a high gloss, mirror-like surface. This finish is by far the most common and popular stone finish.Polish finished slabs are used in kitchens, bathrooms, fire places, walls, and floors.
Grinding and sanding produces a smooth, yet not glossy finish. This is best for low maintenance, high traffic applications. Typically used on floors, tables, and benches.
A flamed surface is achieved by subjecting the stone to the high temperature flame of a torch and burning most of the carbon content, leaving textured quartzite with gentle coloration. This finish has a course texture making it a safe choice for floors and stairs.
This is a rough, but tidy look created by applying a high pressure blast of sand to the stone’s surface. The face of the stone is etched producing a non-slip texture. The appearance of the sandblasted are is pale and dull in comparison to a polished stone. Monuments, images, and text often are sandblasted to add artistic characteristics.
This finish gives the stone a suede look and feel. This texture is smooth and slip-resistant.
This finish is often given to granites, and provides a non-slippery surface while retaining the coloration and grain structure of the stone.