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*Vintage*

*Vintage*

Our exclusive Vintage finish blends in well with both modern and antique designs and its appearance is both eye catching and durable. A finish that appears to have a nice PATINA, and is the only Finish we can recommend and can be used in a kitchen environment !!!
Bush Hammered

Bush Hammered

A Bush-Hammer is a specialized stone-working hammer with a head that resembles a meat tenderizing hammer. Because the head of the hammer is usually small (about 1-2 inches square) it takes a long time to apply this finish to a large surface area. The pointy ends of the hammer leave the surface of the stone fairly smooth with small indentations. A bush hammered finish can be applied to nearly all stones.
Bush Hammered & Brushed

Bush Hammered & Brushed

Bush hammering and brushed is obtained by hitting the material surface mechanically or by hand with a specific multi pointed tool. This method creates a rugged surface full of little grazes at the impact points, and it modifies the color, making it lighter. The surface becomes non-slip. This technique has been replaced by flaming and pressure water finishing because these are faster and less costly.
Flamed

Flamed

Flammed is the process when an intense flame is fired at the stone which causes the surface of the stone to burst and become rough. This finished is used primaraly for exteriors applications where slip resistence is extremley important. This finish cannot be applied to all stone however most granite and certain hard limestone are preferred.
Flamed & Brushed

Flamed & Brushed

Passing a blowpipe that emits a high-temperature flame over the surface to be treated. The heat acts by blowing the crystals out as they suffer thermal shock, with an effect that is particularly evident in materials composed of minerals with various degrees of expansion, e.g., the vast majority of granites. The surface produced is rough and non-slip, and the color is generally faded, hiding defects and tone variations. Because of oxidation, yellow materials become orange or red.
Honed

Honed

This Finish is when the stone is buffed to a level that is less than the Highest level it can be. Thus having a smooth but dull appearance. Honed Finish can be referred to any level that is less than polished and therefore can be many levels of dullness.
Natural Cleft

Natural Cleft

This is the a finish associated with materials that are layered and thus when Split with do so on a Natural Fault and create what is known as Natural Cleft Finish. Slates are the most common types of stone that can Naturally Split.
Polished

Polished

Polished Finish is when a Stone reaches its most Refined Stage. It is buffed to the highest level that can be, and what results is a high shine or the acutal highest level of shine that can be achieved Naturally. This finish gives the stone a very elegant and rich look and give the stone its pinnacle deepth of color.
Rigato

Rigato

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

Sandblasted

In sandblasting, a high-pressure jet of siliceous sand or steel shots is applied to the area to be treated. It produces a smooth abrasion, leaving the material slightly scratched on the surface, but not rugged. The color tones and the veins are a bit dulled.
Split Face

Split Face

This is when the stone is cut by a Guillotine that Fractures the face and turns it to a rocky finish.