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Antique finish

A finish that replicates rusticated or distressed textures. Produced through mechanical or chemical means to simulate the naturally occurring effects of the aging process.

Polished finish

A glossy surface finish that brings out the full color and character of the stone.

Honed finish

A satin smooth surface finish with little or no gloss, recommended for commercial floors.


A matte-textured surface finish with no gloss, finished by application of a steady flow of sand and water under pressure.

Thermal finish

A surface treatment applied by intense heat flaming.

Textured finish

A rough surface finish.

Tumbled finish

A weathered, aging finished created when the stone is tumbled with sand, pebbles, or steel bearings.

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