Glossary of Finishes & Textures

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Our stones come in a range of finishes – these may be for aesthetic or practical effect. In a bathroom, for example, you may want a more textured finish for better slip resistance.  If you are restoring a heritage property, an ageing process such as distressed will help you to match existing materials.

Distressed – flat surface, fettered and cushioned edges, usually crafted by hand.

Etched – sand-blasted finish for texture.

Honed – leaves the surface smooth and flat.

Riven – naturally split stone.

Satino – textured surface, edges usually square.

Seasoned – is a combination of tumbled and satino with rounded edges and a textured, non-slip surface.

Tumbled – soft, round edges, grained surface.

Velvet – the stone is sandblasted to give it a bleached, etched effect and then undergoes a satino process which gives it a tactile, velvety feel.

Vintaged – textured surface with fettered edges.

Weathered – hand fettered edges, open-gran surface.

Worn – a smoothing process to create the effect of antique, riven flagstones.

Our Showroom is Closed

In line with Government advice our showroom will be closed from Thursday 5th November until further notice. As a result our staff will be working from home. We will continue to take enquiries and orders over the phone as well as ordering of samples. Stay Safe and Keep Well.

Angus and the Team