Finishing

Surface finishing is the treatment that brings out the esthetic features of the material.  The ornamental function and also some technical characteristics (e.g. its resistance to wear and weather conditions or its slipperiness) are strongly influenced by the surface finishing applied to the product.  Depending on the treatment, we can divide the finishing into mechanical, impact and chemical methods.

Antique

Original, in-house finish of our own that gives the natural stone an aged effect as if the tile has already been used intensively for many years.

Bush hammered

Working the surface with a pointed hammer creates uneven irregularities in the structure of the tile. Feels rather rough, with an anti-slip effect.

Polished

The shiniest and smoothest finish by far, which presents the colours, veins and fossil structures at their most visible and intense. A mirror effect is created in dark shades. 

Hand honed​

Scouring the natural stone considerably reduces the traces of sawing. The result is an even surface. Suitable for outdoor applications.

Flamed

The temperature shock after flaming the tile leads to natural cracking on the surface. This gives the natural stone a rough texture. Ideal for outdoor applications thanks to its anti-slip properties.

Chisselled

Based on the well-known, pure craft.Often used for paving stones and façade cladding.The parallel lines on the surface are typical of this finish.

Honed

The surface of the natural stone is scoured until a warm, matt shine is obtained. The grain used for scouring determines the result obtained. Suitable for countless interior applications.

Flamewashed

A rather solid finish, which highlights the intense, natural colors of the natural stone.

Dark hand honed

Scouring the surface lends the natural stone a deep, dark tint. Light colour nuances give the tile a warm, contemporary appearance.

Tumbled

The serrated edges of the tile bring out the aged character that this surface treatment aims to achieve.

Sandblasted

Sandblasting the stone gives the slab or tile a rough, fine-grained look and feel.

Stonewashed

An aged appearance with an idiosyncratic, contemporary touch. Exclusively for Kilkenny Limestone.