Surface Finishes

Flamed finish

The top surface is flamed or burnt at an extreme heat to create an irregular and/or exfoliated texture for a non-slip surface ideally suited to outdoor applications like pool surrounds.

Hammered finish

The top surface is pneumatically tooled to produce a pitted and/or exfoliated texture for a non-slip surface ideally suited to outdoor applications, such as pool surrounds or wet traffic environments.

Chiselled finish

The top surface is pneumatically tooled to produce a pitted and grooved texture for a non-slip surface ideally suited to outdoor applications, such as pool surrounds, wet traffic environments and cladding for water features.

Sandblasted

High pressurised air projects coarse grained grit onto the top surface of the stone revealing a natural stone finish

Brushed

A brushed finish is a smoothed flamed finish. It feels much smoother than flamed and also enhances the colour of the stone.

Antique

Stone is tumbled with sand or pebbles to provide a softer, rounded edge to create an antique or weathered finish.

Polished

Mirror-like finish is achieved by applying a series of abrasives by polishing and can only be done on crystallized stones. A polished finish does not affect the porosity of the stone. A polished finish is quite popular as it enhances the colour and markings of the material. Polished stone finish is very smooth and reflective.

Rock-Split face

Split faced stone to reveal the natural grain giving an undulating surface with great character. Ideally suited for wall cladding, or rough faced finish for water features.

Honed-Matte

Smooth finish, but not polished to provide a reflection. Honed finishes, unlike polished finishes, are not reflective. The honed finish is a satin smooth surface with little light reflection.
This finish is often used on walking surfaces and other areas where heavy traffic would wear off a polished finish. Honed finishes are used in interior wall covering. It can also used on the exterior in warm environments, table tops and very light duty residential flooring.

Sawn

Saw cut finish has acquired its name owing to the saw cuts that are made on the surface of stone. When the stones are broken free of the cut layer they are shaped to uniform size.
Saw Cut finish offers complimentary accent to other types of stone work. It is generally used for walls, entrance ways, patios, landscape design applications and water features.