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Our finishes

 

 

What is a stone cut?

 

 

After the extraction of a stone block, it is brought to a processing workshop. Then, from it we cut some slabs, and from those slabs we cut tiles.

 

The finish is going to change the stone’s aspect, visually and technically.

There are finishes for outdoor uses, indoor uses, roads …

 

Créa Stone proposes more than 20 different finishes, as well as mixes of finishes. We will always have the perfect advice for your project!

 

Do not hesitate to send us your project so that we can guide you with the finish style that fits with it.

 

 

 

 

Honed: cladding with smooth and matte surface, whose irregularities have been removed; some thin scratches barely visible to the naked eye can appear.

Our advice: perfect for indoor applications or major projects.

 

Polish : cladding with a smooth and shiny surface, light reflecting. No visible scratch.

Our advice: perfect for indoor applications or major projects.

 

Brushed: rustic cladding obtained by friction of metal and plastic brushes.

Our advice: perfect for indoor applications or major projects.

 

Acid and brushed: cladding obtained after an acid bath that removes the unsuitable elements and the earthy veins from the stone’s surface. This stone is then brushed to keep a pleasant touch.

Our advice: for indoor applications.

 

Sand blasted and brushed: cladding obtained after sandblasting and brushing. The final result is fairly uniform and light, with some cavities.

Our advice: perfect for indoor applications or major projects.

 

Bush hammered and brushed: cladding obtained by a slight bush hammer strike followed by a metal brushing, giving it an old and patinated aspect. The skin remains soft.

Our advice: perfect for indoor applications or major projects.

 

Flamed and brushed: cladding obtained after the use of a flame jet, followed by a metal brushing

Our advice: perfect for indoor applications or major projects.

 

Braided: Braid produced by a machine and assembled in workshop

Our advice: perfect for indoor applications

 

Tumbled: cladding obtained by an accentuated aging of the stones as they are put in vibratory bins that round and burst the edges and angles, thus giving an aged overall appearance.

Our advice: perfect of outdoor and indoor applications, and major projects.

 

Rough: cladding with a smooth surface, covered with thin scratches of 0.1 to 0.2 mm depth.

Our advice: perfect for outdoor applications and major projects.

 

Sandblasted: cladding obtained by a sandblasting of the surface, which provokes its bleaching. This process makes it also non-slipping. Some treatments also permit to keep the “wet effect” aspect and so brighten the colour, while keeping the non-slipping characteristic.

Our advice: perfect for outdoor applications and major projects.

 

Flamed: slightly rough cladding obtained by the use of a high temperature flame jet on the surface. The thermal shock bursts the shallow grains. This process can only be done on grainy stones.

Our advice: perfect for outdoor applications and major projects.

 

Handmade Bush-hammered: Cladding obtained by striking a bush hammer.  It is a checkerboard hammer of 16 or 64 teeth.  This leaves a grid of small traces from 1 to 3 mm of depth. Artisanal work done with a manual bush hammer.

Our advice: perfect for outdoor applications and major projects.

 

Bush-hammered: cladding obtained with a pointed head bearing passed on the stone slabs

Our advice: perfect for outdoor applications and major projects.

 

Rusticated (bossagée): Rough bursting cladding whose central stone is projecting from the edges.

Our advice: perfect for outdoor applications and major projects.

 

Chiselled: A bush hammer with chisels attacks the sawn edge perpendicular to the surface; this gives the mechanical chiselling its characteristic flat profile. The automatic advance of the machine ensures the parallelism of the chisels and their regular spacing. About 25 striations per decimetre.

 Our advice: perfect for outdoor applications and major projects.

 

Cleaved: this process can apply only for sandstones. The cladding is given a natural slated aspect.

Our advice: perfect for outdoor applications and major projects.

 

“Grenaillé” ou “shot”: cladding obtained with the projection of steel grains to give a roughness and thus uniform the tint of the stone.

Our advice: perfect for outdoor applications and major projects.

 

Layered: cladding with thin parallel stripes of 1 to 2 mm depth. This is known as classical thin “layé”, or furrows of 1 to 5 mm depth between which the material is raw bursting, we speak then of a rustic “layé”.

Our advice: perfect for outdoor applications and major projects.

 

Vieux Chateau: cladding obtained with a process of manual chiselling and acid projection, followed by a metal brushing and then passed in a vibratory bin.

Our advice: perfect for outdoor applications.

 

Crocodile: design product made with a system of stencil.

Our advice: perfect for indoor applications.

 

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