Red Sandstone Exterior Cladding NASA Johnson Space Center Building 21, Houston, TX Reminiscent of an Southwestern Desert skyline, Red Sandstone can be found all over the world in desert and dry areas. Colored by Iron oxide, Red Sandstone has a neutral warm red color. Red sandstone makes for great exterior cladding due to […]
Finish Options for Stone Faces
Most travertines, marbles, and granites are available to be finished in honed, polished, sawn, grooved, sandblasted, and hammered. Most granites are also available in a flamed finish.
A polished finish is a smooth, reflective finish. It is one of the most common finishes because it brings out the rich colors and enhances the stone’s natural veining, pattern, and beauty.
A honed finish is smooth like a polished finish but is non-reflective and lighter in color. This finish brings out the natural colors, veining, and pattern of the stone.
A flamed finish is used mostly on certain types of granite. It gives the granite a rough finish that highlights the crystals and makes them sparkle.
A grooved finish is a stone that has parallel grooves sawn into the face.
A sandblasted finish has a light sand texture on the face.
A hammered finish is a stone face that has been lightly beaten. A thicker stone face may be necessary to achieve this texture.
StonePly exclusively offers a pinstriped finish. Parallel alternating polished stripes and sawn grooves are ‘pinstriped’ on the stone’s face.
StonePly can also custom finish most stone faces on request. A fee may apply.
For a complete list of finishes please visit our finish options page.
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