A bush hammer is a specialized stone-working hammer with a head that resembles a meat tenderizing hammer. Because the head of the hammer is usually small (about 1-2 inches square) it takes a long time to apply this finish to a large surface area. The result leaves the surface of the stone fairly smooth with small indentations. A bush-hammered finish can be applied to nearly all stones.
This specialty ﬁnish is very popular with those seeking a soft natural looking appearance that feels as good as it looks! Leather ﬁnish results in a rough, “river-washed” appearance and feels similar to a genuine leather material. Leathered granite lacks shine and disguises fingerprints and smudges very well.
A polished finish is created when a stone surface reaches its most reﬁned stage. It is buffed to the highest level possible. and the results are either a high shine or the actual highest level of shine that can be achieved naturally. This ﬁnish gives the stone a very elegant and rich look, providing it with a pinnacle depth of color.
In sandblasting, a high-pressure jet of siliceous sand or steel shots is applied to the area to be treated. This treatment produces a smooth abrasion. Leaving the material with a slightly scratched (but not rugged) surface. The color tones and the veins are slightly dulled. Rigato is a machine ﬁnish that gives a linear pattern cut to the stone. This finish gives an added design factor when applied to a wall. All stones can have this finish applied to them.
This type of matte ﬁnish is a satin-smooth surface ﬁnish with little or no gloss. Honed Granite, marble or quartz is often perceived as being a softer more natural look than Polished. A honed finish you do not need to worry about etching as the ﬁnish is already Dull as is.
A Flamed ﬁnish is produced when an intense ﬂame is fired at the stone, causing the surface to burst and become rough. This ﬁnish is used primarily for exteriors applications where slip-resistance is extremely important. Aﬂamed ﬁnish cannot be applied to all stones: however, most granite and certain hard limestone are preferred.
With time, natural stone loses its original look. At Power Marble and Granite, we can restore your counter tops to their original beauty and add a specialty sealant to ensure longevity.
Power Marble and Granite has the knowledge and cutting-edge equipment to ensure precision. We provide successful maintenance programs for conditioning, cleaning, protecting, and if necessary, restoring the natural beauty of your stone surface.
We use environmentally friendly materials as all work spaces are properly sealed and ventilated with a portable fume extraction exhaust unit. The safety and health of your household and our employees is extremely important to us.
Please visit our sister company, Nova Design Remodeling, for any remodeling needs.