This is the standard factory finish for most granites and marbles. A polished surface is glossy and highly reflective and the least porous of the finishes available. Polished marbles can be etched with many household acids and cleaners. We can polish (or re-polish) your slabs or pieces (minimum size of 2'x3').
We can NOT polish tiles.
This is the standard factory finish for schists and most limestones (many of which will not take a polish). Honing a polished material opens the pores of the stone, making it more susceptible to staining than the same material in a polished finish. Honing produces a smooth, matte finish and mutes the color of the stone considerably. A color enhancing sealer is available and may be used to restore the color (if desired). Also note that honing is not recommended on very dark or black stones because it often results in an uneven finish.
We can hone tiles (minimum of 30ft.2).
Leathering starts with a honed surface and adds texture. Additionally, it closes the pores of the stone (compared to honing) and retains the color better than honing. A leathered finish has a soft sheen but is not as reflective as a polished surface. The amount of texture produced varies from stone to stone and some extremely uniform stones will not leather at all. On a very dark material such as Absolute Black granite, leathering is preferred to honing because the resulting finish is very uniform, preserves the majority of the stone's color, and is much easier to maintain than a porous honed surface.
We can do a leather finish on tiles (minimum of 30ft.2)
Imagine a Leather finish with a high polish and luxurious, saturated color. After Leathering "digs" out the softer areas of the stone, the Caress process then polishes the high spots of the slab and leaves the lower areas to a "high hone" similar to the Leather finish. Caress finish gives a lustrous look to the softer Leather finish and is an excellent choice for any application other than exterior paving subject to wet, slippery conditions.
We can NOT do a caress finish on tiles.
A highly textured finish best used for external applications such as paving or walkways. Bush hammering will "grey out" or fade the color of the stone to an even greater extent than honing. The feel is rougher than leathering and more uniform. A bush hammered finish can be applied to virtually any stone (2cm or thicker).
We can NOT do a bush hammer finish on tiles.
Similar in texture to the original "River Washed" finish in that it is a rough or stippled surface. That is where the similarity ends. The River Washed finish opened the pores of the stone making it more susceptible to staining and washed all of the color out of the stone, while in contrast the Tuscan closes the pores of the stone similar to a honed finish and retains more of the stone's color. It can be used for countertops though we recommend it for tops with limited usage i.e.. bar tops, powder room tops, etc. The deep texture would require more maintenance for kitchen surfaces. It also lends itself well to fireplaces and accents. The Tuscan is a brushed version of the Bush hammered finish and can only be applied to materials that can be bush hammered.
We can NOTdo a Tuscan finish on tiles.
This conventional textured thermal finish is now available from Percoco Stone Finishing. Suitable for exterior and interior commercial flooring it has been desirable for many years because of it's well known slip resistance. It is similar to a Bush Hammered finish but has a more random textured surface that can be different for each type of granite depending on the crystalline make up of the stone. Most all granites can be flamed along with certain limestones and marbles.
We can NOTdo a flame finish on tiles.
Flamed & Brushed
This is similar to the Tuscan finish except that the material is first flamed instead of bush hammered. The use of this finish will be similar to the use of the Tuscan and/or Flame finish.
We can NOT do a flame & brushed finish on tiles.
This is a very unique architectural finish that has the appearance of a split face or chisled look. Suitable for vertical surfaces (fireplaces, backsplashed, wall accents, etc). The spacing of the scored lines in the surface can be specified, altering the finished look. Our two default spacings result in a Fine and a Coarse option.
We can NOT do a rake finish on tiles.
This finish is similar to the rake finish, but softer. Not suitable for countertops, but can be used for vertical surfaces and also for anti-slip horizontal surfaces. The scoring is much finer and the finished surface is not nearly as rough as the Rake finish. The spacing on the Scarpaletto finish is restricted to only two options of Fine and Coarse.
We can NOT do a scarpaletto finish on tiles.
This finish is similar to a true sandblasted finish, though we don't actually use a sandblaster. The tooling we have for the Sandblast finish is restricted to only two options of Fine and Coarse at this time. Currently the tooling we have for the Sandblast finish can only be applied to marble, limestone, and travertine slabs.
We can NOT do a sandblast finish granite, quartz or quartzite slabs. We can NOT do a sandblast finish on tiles.
This is similar to a bush hammer finish, but is more random & less uniform. Suitable for vertical surfaces. The Rustico finish can only be applied to marble, limestone, and travertine slabs.
We can NOT do a rustico finish granite, quartz or quartzite slabs. We can NOT do a rustico finish on tiles.
Imagine a scored and brushed finish with softened edges. Like the Rake finish, this is suitable for vertical applications and water features.
We can NOT do a washboard finish on tiles.
Numerous design applications can be achieved with several different versions (direction & spacing) of this pattern. Can be used for backsplashes or wall features.
We can NOT do a chainlink or wave finish on tiles.