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.

Finishes and Edges

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 softened 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

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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