Finishes

Finishes

Sand-blasted, polished, brushed, smooth, antiqued, burnst, hydrofinish, bush-hammered, scratch, cleft, Aida, Grezzo da cava, acid, leather. To each his own style!

 

 

 

 

Sandblasted
It enhances the natural look of the stone. Obtained by sand jet at high pressure. The surface becomes rough, the angles rounded off. It is mainly used to avoid a slippery effect to a surface.

Polished
Suitable to granites, marbles, sandstone and quartz agglomerates (like Okite). The result is a higher shade and durability of stone.
it is performed first with finer and finer grinding discs, then with lead discs and finally with felt discs to obtain an almost perfectly specular surface.

Brushed
A pleasant touch on the surface of the stone obtained by brushing the smooth stone with specific machineries. Appliable to marbles, granites, travertines and sandstones.

Smooth
Smooth or pomiced finish obtained with a specific machinery. Appliable to marbles, granites, travertines and sandstones.

Antiqued
Only appliable with materials already sandblasted. The stone is soaked with substances that give it water-repellent and oil-repellent features. The result is also a stronger shade and an antiqued look.

Burnst
Granites’ surface treatment to give a rough look to the sawn slab using blowtorch. Appropriate finish for granite and sandstone.  (e.g. Florence Grey)

Hydrofinish
Similar to burnst finish, it is a new technology based on a powerful, adjustable water jet with a double function: it doesn't alterate the stone thanks to low temperature and it creates a “orange peel” touch and look. There are different intensities, according to the pressure of the water jet. Appropriate for granites.

Bush-hammered
This process turns the raw surfaces of the stone to grained, still raw but homogeneous. Appropriate finish for marbles and sandstones.

Scratch
It generates a "scratch" effect and can be applied to marble and sandstone.

Cleft
Also known as natural cleft, since it is a natural finish produced by a block split in slabs without further processing. Mainly suitable to slate, porphyry and sometimes travertine and Trani.

AIDA
Quartz agglomerate’s finish similar to the sandblasted one. Inspired by an ancient needlework technique, the Aida finish gives an irregular surface that feels very natural and material.

Grezzo da cava
The literal translation of “cave raw” obtained from the cutting of a block with a diamant saw, giving a material and irregular surface to the slab.

Acid finished
It gives different results applied to granite and marble: the first just gets cleaned, the second becomes more irregular, because of the chemical reaction due to its porosity.

Leather
A special process that gives the stone a material and pleasant look.

 

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