Texture Terms

Texture Terms

Natural
As the name suggests this kind of texture comes with natural clefts which imparts a very natural look. To achieve natural surface texture the stone is ripped along its line of cleavage to reveal the natural grain & texture. This texture gives an undulating surface with great character.

Flamed
Flamed texture provides a rough surface to the stone. The roughness in the surface is brought by bursting of crystals when the stone is heated. Such a surface gives an irregular textured finish.

Bush Hammered
The top surface is pneumatically tooled to produce a pitted or grooved surface finish. It uses a pounding action that develops a textured surface.

Sandblasted
A machine is used to apply a high pressure “blast” of sand to the stone etching its surface. The texture is very similar to that of a concrete sidewalk. Sandblasted stone can be use anywhere. It is highly slip resistant and very durable making it ideal in wet areas such as pool decks, steps and common areas.

Antiqued
An acid-washed finish that is shiny with small etching marks (pits in the surface). This finish shows fewer scratches and is much more rustic in appearance than a honed finish. Antiquing is also a way to soften the shine on granite.