Granite terms glossary

Granite Glossary Of Terms

ROCK FACE
Heavy Relief, Hand Cut (Chiseled) Finish

SPLIT
Natural Grain Split, Produced by Hydraulics or Wedges and Shims

SAWN
Dull, Smooth Finish Created by Wire or Diamond Saw, May Show Blade Marks

THERMAL
Slightly Pebbled, Non-Skid Finish Produced by the Application of High Temperature Flame

HONED
Non-reflective Dull Sheen Finish, Achieved by Rubbing the Stone With a Series of Abrasives

BUSH-HAMMERED
A Corrugated Finish, with Interrupted Parallel Markings or Dimples, Produced by Utilizing Pneumatic Tools

POLISHED
Mirror Gloss Finish, Achieved by Rubbing the Stone with a Series of Abrasives

ANTIQUED
(Cushion Edge)
Mottling of Edges and Corners with High Temperature Flame

SANDBLAST
Slightly Textured, Produced with Abrasives under High Pressure