Glossary of Finishes & Textures

Our stones come in a range of finishes – these may be for aesthetic or practical effect. In a bathroom, for example, you may want a more textured finish for better slip resistance. If you are restoring a heritage property, an ageing process such as distressed will help you to
match existing materials.
 

Distressed flat surface, fettered and cushioned edges, usually crafted by hand.


Etched sand-blasted finish for texture.


Honed leaves the surface smooth and flat.


Riven naturally split stone.


Satino textured surface, edges usually square.


Seasoned is a combination of tumbled and satino with rounded edges and a textured, non-slip surface.


Tumbled soft, round edges, grained surface.


Velvet the stone is sandblasted to give it a bleached, etched effect and then undergoes a satino process which gives it a tactile, velvety feel.


Vintaged textured surface with fettered edges.


Weathered hand fettered edges, open-grain surface.


Worn a smoothing process to create the effect of antique, riven flagstones.