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Decorative Items: Finishes & Edges

We have a wealth of experience in our local facility where we can create custom finishes and edges on all of our stones in a timely fashion.  We have also produced unique custom finishes and edges on your stone to create a one of a kind look for your installation.  

The finish and edge detail of a stone contributes a great deal to its beauty, its durability and its use in a variety of applications.  To help you identify the stone finish and edge that is right for your application, here is a description of some of the custom work we can do.

Brushed: A coarse-wire rotary brush is passed over the face of the stone resulting in a texture that reflects a worn, satin-smooth finish.

Bush Hammered: A process by which a tile is battered by machine, leaving a rough dimpled surface.  This finish is great when you need excellent skid resistance.

Polished: Polishing gives the stone a brightness and mirror-like effect that intensifies the color of the stone.

Sandblasted:  A matte-textured finish with no gloss.  There are two ways to create a sandblast finish.  One way is to create a micro bush hammer finish and a second way is achieved by a steady pressure wash of sand and air on the stone surface.

Suede:  A textured surface that has been softend by brushing to create a smoother matte finish.  Suede is sometimes called an "aged" or "ancient" finish.

Tumbled: A tumbled finish is achieved by placing the stone in a special tumbling machine, along with aggregate.  These aggregates labor to create a wonderfully worn, weathered effect by battering the face of the tile as well as rounding and softening its edges.

Chiseled Edge: A chiseled edge is normally found on aged limestone, travertine and marble.  By chiseling by hand or using a special drill bit, the edge of the tile is given a distressed appearance, while the surface remains honed and smooth.

Pillowed Edge:  A pillowed edge is a rounded edge applied to the stone.  The effect can be very subtle reflecting a modest radius curve or dramatic, featuring a deep radius curve.


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