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Slab Finishes

We offer the following surface finishes for stone: Polish, Hone, Leather, Caress, Bush Hammer, Tuscan, Flame, Flamed & Brushed, Rake, Scarpaletto, Sandblast, Rustico, Washboard, Chainlink/Wave, and Slab Staining. Please refer to the definitions below for more information on each finish and which materials they can be applied to. Also available for download is our finishes (2.3MB) brochure highlighting our six original finishes, all on Ubatuab granite.

Additionally Sample boards available for those in the trades (such as):Simply fill out the Sample Board Request form.
Polish
Polish finish on Ubatuba granite

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.
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Hone
Hone finish on Ubatuba granite

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)
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Leather
Leather finish on Ubatuba granite

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)
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Caress
Caress finish on Ubatuba granite

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.
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Bush Hammer
Bush Hammer finish on Ubatuba granite

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.
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Tuscan
Tuscan finish on Ubatuba granite

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 NOT do a Tuscan finish on tiles.
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Flame (Thermal)
Flame finish on Dakota Mahagony granite

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 NOT do a flame finish on tiles.
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Flamed & Brushed
Flamed and Brushed finish on MultiColor Labradorite granite

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.
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Rake
Rake Finish (Fine) on Crema Marfil
Rake Finish (Coarse) on Rosa Verona marble

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.
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Scarpaletto
Scarpaletto (Fine) on Rosa Verona marble
Scarpaletto (Coarse) on Rosa Verona marble

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. Currently the Scarpaletto finish can only be applied to marbles, limestones, and traverties slabs.

UPDATE: We can now apply the Scarpaletto finish to granite slabs as well.

We can NOT do a scarpaletto finish on tiles.
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Sandblast
Sandblast (Fine) on Calcutta Gold marble
Sandblast (Coarse) on Rosa Verona marble

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 marbles, limestones, and traverties slabs.

We can NOT do a sandblast finish on tiles.
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Rustico
Rustico finish on Rosa Verona marble

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 marbles, limestones, and traverties slabs.

We can NOT do a rustico finish on tiles.
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Washboard
Washboard finish on Rosa Verona marble (Vertical Orientation)
Washboard finish on Rosa Verona marble (Horizontal Orientation)

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.
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Chainlink/Wave
Chain-link finish on Juperana Santa Ceceila granite
Chain-link finish on San Gabriel granite

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.
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Slab Staining
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We are now able to take your black colored granite slabs and enrichen the color by staining and repolishing. Works excellent for Black Absolute and Black Galaxy. Add value to some less than desirable materials.