Natural Stone Finishes - Marble & Granite
Polishing & finishing Marble, Granite & stones
Marble, granite & stone is a one of a kind natural stone famous for its uses in construction purposes. One of the most important issues is polishing marble, Granite & stones floor using. It is highly demanded and quite popular in the building business due to its aesthetic appeal and great durability. Due to its convenient accessibility and flexibility, the applications of marble stone are endless i.e. flooring, bars, home furniture, countertops, tables, showers, fireplaces, and kitchen backsplashes, which easily justify its popularity as one of the most favored stones in the market. Marble, Granite &  stone is not only a highly resilient stone but its installation can instantly add a touch of modern luxury and class to any building. It is a natural stone that is not only easy to maintain but can also last a long time without losing its spectacular.

How can we polish and finish marble granite and stone?
Polishing a natural stone finish involves grinding, sanding, and buffing the stone to a high-gloss, mirror-like surface. It can only be done on crystallized stones, such as marble and granite for example, and it's a very popular selection for stone finishing. A polished finish is very smooth and reflective.

How do you polish marble stone?
Dry the marble Granite & stone top with a chamois cloth. Buff, it to shine by rubbing the entire surface with the cloth in small circles. Cover the surface with commercial stone polish or marble Granite and stone polishing paste if you want more shine after buffing with a chamois. If using a spray-on stone polish, wipe with a soft rag.

Can I use granite polish on marble?
To learn more about polishing granite, or to find out how to clean granite countertops properly, reach out to Granite Gold. All of our products are safe to use on granite, and they're also safe to use on other types of natural stone, including marble, slate, and travertine.

Finishes on marble, Granite, and stones
Natural Cleft Unique to slate & sandstone, it has a slightly uneven surface that is still usable for flooring. This finish cannot be created but occurs naturally as the layers are quarried. One side (backside) can be gauged to facilitate ease of "thin set" installation. Some marbles, granites, and limestones are available with heavy clefting, suitable for wall installations or paving purposes only.

Grinding, sanding, and buffing produces a high gloss, mirror-like surface. Polishing can be done only on crystallized stones. A polished finish doesn't affect the porosity of the stone. A polished finish is quite popular as it enhances the color and markings of the material. A stone with a polished finish is very smooth and reflective. This type of finish is used in reception areas, where marble, granite, and some harder limestones are laid. The most popular uses of polished stone are in; interior and exterior wall cladding, Interior and exterior paving, Fireplace facing and hearth, Lavatory tops, Residential & Commercial countertops, Table Tops, etc. A high gloss and reflective surface finish that brings out the colors in the stone. The polishing of natural stone follows the same process as honing using finer abrasives. The degree of polish of the natural stone is determined by its mineral elements and texture and not all natural stones can be polished. Usually recommended for wall covering, polished stones are not usually recommended as stone flooring due to their low slip resistance value.

Grinding and sanding produce a smooth, yet not glossy finish. This is best for low maintenance, high traffic applications. Honed finishes, unlike polished finishes, are not reflective. The honed finish is a satin-smooth surface with little light reflection.
This finish is often used on walking surfaces and other areas where heavy traffic would wear off a polished finish. Honed finishes are used in interior wall covering. It can also be used on the exterior in warm environments, tabletops, very light duty residential flooring, etc. A smooth matt to light shine surface finish depending on the stone. Created using different grades of abrasives under factory conditions, the honed stone is the most commonly used and recommended internal floor finish.

A flamed finish is one of the most popular finishes for external use where slip resistance is a concern. It is produced by applying a high-temperature flame to the surface of the stone which creates thermal shock and causes the inherent crystals to fracture, resulting in a deeply textured surface ideal for external surfaces. This finish is mainly used on granites and will hide surface imperfections and tone variations. In stone with yellow shading such as Honey Jasper, it oxidizes the iron components and enriches the yellow to make it pale orange/pink, this creates a rich, dramatic effect in originally quiet colors.

This is a rough, but tidy look created by applying a high-pressure blast of sand to the stone's surface. A sandblasted finish creates a finely textured surface ideal for use in traffic-ways. Applying a high-pressure jet of water mixed with sand, this treatment softens the color and characteristics of the original stone.

Leather Finish
Available only in some varieties of marble & granite, this finish gives the stone a suede look and feel. This texture is smooth and slip-resistant.

Split Face
Mainly used for cladding, this is achieved by splitting stone either by hand or by machine so that the surface exhibits a natural quarry texture. It has a flat back and uneven front surface and creates the uneven look of protruding bricks. The surface evenness varies with the stone and not all stones can be obtained in split face finish.

Veneer Stone
Any stone used as a decorative facing material as wall cladding which is not meant to be load-bearing. A veneer may be made from different finishes, such as the split face, cleft, honed, polished, flamed or tumbled.

This stone is tumbled with sand, pebbles, etc to create a weathered, aged finish. An antique finish gives the stone an aged appearance by replicating use and wear. Tumbling & at times acid wash is applied to the surface of the stone which etches the surface of the stone. This generally dulls the color of the stone. The surface is then be brushed with a mechanical wire bush to make the stone smooth.

An innovative style of edge profile, as you can call is the Laminated Edge. It involves adhering a line of stone beneath the edge of your countertop to produce a dramatically thick appearance of the countertop. This is an ideal choice for high-end kitchen islands where all its edges become most.
There’s nothing like the wow factor polishing gives to marble, granite and all other natural-stone surfaces. The reflective shine and luster become a centerpiece of your home d├ęcor.


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