Finishes

We can provide you with a variety of finishing techniques for your stone. The finish on a stone is determined by how smoothly it is rubbed, essentially how the Egyptians did it, although we have better aggregates today. When a stone has many coarse scratches on its surface it will appear whitish. As you rub it smoother it will become darker, revealing it’s true color and pattern. The color will continue to get deeper and richer until when it is fully polished, the stone eventually becomes shiny. You can choose any level of rub or finish for any stone: from the roughest (snapped edge, hand-chiseled) to lightly textured (sand-blasted, coarse sanding) to very smooth and matte (any level of honing) to a mirror-finish polish. Stone can also be split, which exposes the grain. Stone that was originally formed from undisturbed sediment can split in layers even enough to be used for tiles, slabs and flagging, such as slate, bluestone, some quartzite and some schists.

Bedrock-carved-sink-cmyk This sink has two different finishes to it. The edges are a rough hand carved finish, while the sink and counter top have a polished finish.