Finishing

Leathered

"Leathering" is the process of texturing granite or marble to appear less glossy. This process amplifies the natural characteristics of granite or marble, resulting in an exquisite surface. It is easy to clean and maintain, as well as, pleasing to the touch - a perfect balance between style and practicality. A leathered countertop is a fresh and innovative way of adding a subtle elegance to your decor.

Sandblasted

In sandblasting, a high-pressure jet of siliceous sand or steel shots is applied to the area to be treated. This treatment produces a smooth abrasion, leaving the material with a slightly scratched (but not rugged) surface. The colour tones and the veins are slightly dulled.

Vintage

Our exclusive vintage finish blends in well with both modern and antique designs and its appearance is both attractive and durable. The resulting patina finish is highly recommended for kitchen environments.

Rigato

Rigato is a machine finish that gives a linear pattern cut to the stone. This finish gives an added design factor when applied to a wall. All stones can have this finish applied to them.

Polished

A polished finish is created when a stone surface reaches it's most refined stage. It is buffed to the highest level possible, and the results are either a high shine or the actual highest level of shine that can be achieved naturally. This finish gives the stone a very elegant and rich look, providing it with a pinnacle depth of colour.

Split Face

The split face finish is a result of the stone being cut by a guillotine that fractures the face and turns it to a rocky finish.

Natural Cleft

This finish is associated with materials that are layered and thus, when split, do so on a natural fault creating what is known as a natural cleft finish. Slates are the most common types of stone that can split naturally.

Honed

This finish is created by buffing the stone to slightly less than the highest level. The result is a smooth but dull appearance. A honed finish refers to any level that is less than polished and therefore encompasses many levels of dullness.

Flamed

A Flamed finish is produced when an intense flame is fired at the stone, causing the surface to burst and become rough. This finish is used primarily for exteriors applications where slip-resistance is extremely important. A flamed finish cannot be applied to all stones; however, most granite and certain hard limestone are preferred.