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Stone Finishes

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Stone finishes There are many different surface finishes available, some of the processes however are not suitable for every type of stone or would not give the desired effect. Below is a glossary of some of the most popular finishes for stone tiles. PolishedHonedTumbledBrushedRivenVein-Cut

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Types Slate

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Slate There are many different origins for Slate. The most superior slate is Brazilian Slate which is dense, compact, extremely durable and hardwearing. Perfect for any flooring situation, even outside! Many companies also supply Slate tiles from China, India and Africa. From experience we have found these to be far less durable, they also tend […]

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Polished Stone

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Polished stone tiles A polished stone tile has a wonderful glossy mirror like shine which comes from the crystals within the stone. Polishing is a process in which machines are used to grind the surface of the stone. The look is achieved by working progressively through from rough to fine abrasives. Similar to the process […]

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Honed Stone

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Honed stone tiles A honed stone tile has a smooth, flat finish. It creates a softer look than that of a polished stone tile, with a satin effect similar to an eggshell paint. The honing process, similar to the polishing process, uses machines and abrasives to buff the surface of the stone but stops short […]

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