Stone Finishes

Choosing the right texture for the project

Bluestone Finishes

Our investment in state of the art machinery enables us to offer seven unique surface finishes to our stone:

Four smooth finishes and three textured finishes.

Brush Polished

Glossy yet the surface retains an antique quality that enhances the stone’s natural beauty. It should not be used when slip-resistance is required.

General applications:
  • Tiles
  • Vanities
  • Large Architectural panels

Brush Honed

Generally used for internal applications; it highlights the natural beauty of the stone yet still maintains an acceptable slip resistance.

General applications:
  • Tiles
  • Stair treads
  • Thresholds
  • Vanities
  • Hearths and fire surrounds

First Brushed

Achieved with one set of brushes creating a light patina, yet has an impressive slip resistance. Co efficient of friction wet (AS/NZS 3661.1 1993) – 0.75.

General applications:
  • Tiles
  • Stair treads
  • Thresholds
  • Vanities
  • Hearths and fire surrounds

Diamond Rubbed

Saw marks resulting from the sawing process are removed and the slab is calibrated and dressed leaving a flat non-slip surface. Best suited for paving where a non-slip finish is required.

General applications:
  • Kerb and channel
  • House veneers
  • Large Architectural panels
  • Pedestrian paving Cobbles

Birds Pecked

This is a machine textured finish sometimes referred to as “bush hammered”.

General applications:
  • Kerb and channel
  • House veneers
  • Large Architectural panels

Tumbled

Stone units are tumbled together; this slightly roughens the surface and rounds off the edges to give an aged appearance.

General applications:
  • Vehicular paving
  • Pedestrian paving
  • Cobbles

Pitched/Split Face

This process exposes the natural stone texture; it is often referred to as bolstered.

General applications:
  • Kerb and channel
  • House veneers
  • Vehicular paving
  • Walls and Fences

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