Impact stone finishing

Impact stone finishing Detail Information

Impact stone finishing  : This is the largest group offering a great variety of textures, most of which are quite popular. As its name suggests, the finish is formed by applying external force to the surface of the stone. The result is uneven, rough texture, which makes the tiles not slippery but also needs to be cleaned quite often as it catches dirt easier.

Impact stone finishing Detail Information

Impact stone finishing : Finishing is a manufacturing process whose purpose is to obtain a surface with adequate characteristics for the particular application of the product being manufactured. This includes but is not limited to the cosmetic product. In some cases, the finishing process can have the additional purpose of getting the product to meet dimensional specifications.

Impact stone finishing Detail Information

Impact stone finishing : There are several sub-groups in this category, depending on the tool and/or method used to achieve the desired effect :

  • Brushed finished
  • Letano finish
  • Bush-Hammered Finish
  • Tooled Finish
  • Rigato finish
  • Flamed finish
  • Water finish
  • River Wash Finish
  • Tumbled finish
  • Sandblasted finish
  • Shotblasted finish
  • Antique finish
  • Leather finish

Impact stone finishing Detail Information

Impact stone finishing : 

  • Brushed finished – the roughness of the surface is formed by means of metal brushes that take away the softest particles of the stone. Certain force should be applied to achieve the desired result. The stone tile is not slippery and looks a bit worn-out. This finish resembles the more popular antique and leather finishes and can be found under the name bush finish as well.
  • Letano finish – the surface of the stone is softly brushed to highlight its natural colour. Check the availability of letano finish of our Shivakasi Ivory granite tiles.
  • Bush-Hammered Finish – the stone surface is mechanically treated by a multiple pointed tool and the hammering action develops a non-slip textured look. The surface is generally smooth and a little lighter in colour. As the tool used for this finish has a relatively small head, it takes quite long to achieve the final result, which can be done faster and cheaper by using flame or water to get a similar look. The bush-hammered finish can be applied to most stones and in our store we offer this texture for Pepperino dark and Sunrise granite tiles.
  • Tooled Finish – this is an alternative to the bush-hammered finish, which is achieved with a similar tool that instead of multiple point has only one. The technique is not very popular as is time-consuming and is usually applied only to a part of the tile as a highlight and not to the entire surface.
  • Rigato finish – this is yet another type of machine finish that can be applied to all types of natural stones. It gives the surface a linear pattern, which is quite appropriate for walls.
  • Flamed finish – this is a rough textured surface that is achieved by heat and that is why it is also called thermal finish. A blowtorch is used to heat the stone at very high temperature, which makes the crystals in it to pop. The stone is then rapidly cooled. The process affects the colour and some gold or yellow stones will become of a more reddish colour as a result of the flamed finish. The tiles with such finish are rough, non-slippery but quite porous and are suitable mainly for floors, both as interior and exterior material. Granite and sandstone typically have this type of finish and you can find them at our shop too.
  • Water finish – a high pressure jet of water is applied to the stone surface in order to wash out the softer particles. The resulting surface resembles the flamed finished one in roughness but the method does not affect the colour of the stone, unlike the heating process. Therefore, most people prefer water to flamed finish. There is also the variety called water jet finish, which resembles the honed one but the surface is less slippery.
  • River Wash Finish – this is a new type of surface that, unlike flamed or honed finishes, allows the stone to keep its colour and thickness. It makes the tiles non-slippery, while maintaining the natural qualities of the stone.
  • Tumbled finish – using sand, pebbles and water to tumble the surface of the stone in order to create an aged appearance. It is a finish that can be applied to variety of stones to give them the impression that they have been walked on for centuries. We offer tumbled finish for our Carrara marble tiles and for several types of travertine.
  • Sandblasted finish – it is a textured surface with matte gloss that is achieved by blasting the stone surface with pressurized sand water. The tile looks slightly scratched but feels nice when touched. The colours are a bit dull. This type of finish is usually applied to sandstone and is one of the finishes you can choose for our exterior London Pavement sandstone tiles. This finish can also be found under the name gritblasted finish.
  • Shotblasted finish – it is similar to the above finish and is also mainly used for sandstone tiles. The shot-blasting process applied gives the stone natural aging properties as of erosion or weathering, softens the colour and leaves a matted finish
  • Antique finish – this surface can be achieved by machines that resemble commercial washing machines for smaller items or by first flaming and then using abrasives to brush the surface of larger items. It gives a worn look to the stone and also stimulates its further aging over time. The antique finish is quite popular as it makes the stone look more attractive, while also enhancing its durability. You can find it also as vintage finishing. For our customers we provide antiqued limestone, travertine and granite tiles.
  • Leather finish – this is a process very similar to the antique finishing, which is used mainly for granite and marble. The idea is the surface to look less glossy and to be easily cleaned and maintained. Very suitable for counter tops. You can get our Black extra granite tiles with a leather finish.

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