Stone Finishes

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Cross Grain

CROSS GRAIN: Cut perpendicular to the natural bed stratification to provide an open pore structure.

Split Face

SPLIT FACE: Stone on which the face has been broken or cleaved to an approximate plane.

Bush Hammer

BUSH HAMMER: Repeatedly struck with a conical point to create a rough, pockmarked texture that creates a stone finish resembling weathered rock.


BRUSHED: Uses a coarse rotary wire brush that provides a worn down look that simulates natural wear over time.


TAPESTRY: Sand-blasted at specified levels to create an open pore matte finish.

Levee Ledge (Bush Hammer)

LEVEE LEDGE: Biesanz’ secondary quarried stone ledge that provides limestone in soft yellow colors. Available in Bush Hammer (shown above) and Split Face stone finishes.

Rough Back / Natural Bed

ROUGH BACK / NATURAL BED: Part of the block that is from the natural bed formation and has not been altered.

Honed (60 grit)

HONED: Provides a flat, matte, or satin stone finish which creates an informal or softer look. Honed stone finishes show fewer scratches and require little or no maintenance. Available in many different grit degrees (60 grit shown above).

Polished (clear)

POLISHED: Utilizes the natural glossy crystals and stone characteristics combined with or without clear epoxy (shown above with clear epoxy). A progressive process using different degrees of finer heads to emphasize the natural beauty and at the same time provides a complete smooth surface free of voids. Available in soft-, medium-, or high-gloss finishes.