Smooth: Removes all saw marks from the stone. Either done with planer mill or orbital sander. Not to be confused with polished as smooth does not yield the same degree of reflective qualities as polished granite or marble.

Rock-Faced: A hammer and chisel method is used to create the rough rock-faced design. Typical edge finish on treads and sills. Highly adaptable to different pieces and finished ends.

Water Blasted: Process in which the stone is sprayed by high pressure water is used to simulate the look of weathered stone.  Water blasting gives stone a patina. Most commonly used in restoration but is available for new construction as well.

Bush Hammer: Distressed finish that can be applied to small veneer pieces or large panels.


Machine Tooled: Mainly used on panels. More detailed and worked finish. Open to many different design possibilities. Costs may vary.