stone texture refers to the distinctive physical composition or structure of
the stone, especially with respect to the size, shape and arrangement of its
parts. Texture usually refers to the natural stone properties but of late,
artificial techniques are used to bring about a variety to the range of
slate stone. The surfaces may be sawn, hammered, sand blasted, honed,
polished or flamed.
Heavy slate stone structures are mostly utilized for rustic design needs and for slip
resistance and most of them benefit from treatment with repellents. The
major kind of heavy textures are:
- Split face: Rough surface texture, rustic.
- Saw-cut: Rough saw finish, saw marks visible.
- Flamed: Damp stone spalled by acetylene torch.
- Sandblasted: Pitted, roughness depends upon grit used.
Smooth Slatestone Textures
Smooth texture is imparted to the slate stone, which can be classified as
- Honed: Being smooth to touch but not reflective, honed
flooring surfaces do not show wear damage as dramatically as polished
surfaces do and therefore are more economically maintained than polished
- Polished: Distinguished by mirror finish achieved by
abrasive process, polished surfaces are ideally suited to low abrasive
areas and historically are best utilized as vertical surfaces. If
polished surfaces are used as flooring, restoration type processes
become a normal part of regular maintenance.
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