Finishes

Learn about the different types of stone finishes we offer

NATURAL MARBLE

Natural Marble is a timeless and classic stone that has been used as countertops for many years. The flowing veins and natural beauty fit into just about any style or decor. Ideal for bathrooms.

NATURAL GRANITE

Granite is typically one of the most affordable stone countertop options and is readily available. Ideal for most applications, including exterior settings.

NATURAL QUARTZITE

Quartzite is generally heat and scratch resistant but other impurities found in many Quartzites, can sometimes make them less durable than natural granite. Ideal for kitchens.

SANTAMARGHERITA MARBLE

Santamargherita Marble exhibits consistent beauty throughout the space, whether in a bathroom, a living room or a commercial environment. Ideal for bathrooms and interior well caldding.

SANTAMARGHERITA QUARTZ

Elegant and resistant, Santamargherita Quartz is the ideal surface for high traffic and everyday use. Ideal for kitchen, bath or other interior applications.

brushed/leathered finish

Brushed finish, also called leather or antique finish, has gained popularity in recent years. As buyers seek alternatives to the traditional polished finish, brushed finish offers something new and unique. A brushed finish is typically achieved by the use of diamond-impregnated brushes. The brushes are used to brush the surface of the stone and leave a soft, textured finish, similar to an orange peel. The brushed finish feels nice to the touch and gives the granite a rustic look. Brushed finished granite is fairly easy to maintain and hides oil smudges and water spots. We offer a variety of stones with a brushed finish.

Products with this finish:

Natural
Granite

Natural
Quartzite

Natural
Marble

Santamargherita
Quartz

Sm
Quartz

Santamargherita
Marble

Sm
Marble

Honed finish

The honed finish is not new to the stone industry but has continued to gain in popularity in recent years. A honed finish is achieved by grinding the surface of the stone with a series of diamond abrasives, but stopping short of a polished finish around 800 grit. The matte finish softens the colors of the stone and gives it more of a softer feel than compared to polished granite. Honed finish on darker stones can be a bit more difficult to maintain and may require more frequent sealing. By far, the most requested honed material is black; therefore we currently only stock black granite in honed finish.

Products with this finish:

Natural
Granite

Natural
Quartzite

Natural
Marble

Santamargherita
Quartz

Sm
Quartz

Santamargherita
Marble

Sm
Marble

ice/lapathura finish

A statement piece that complements most accents, Ice finish is unique to Steel Gray granite. The natural granular distribution and variation of deposits for Steel Gray are beautifully highlighted when the natural texture of this granite and Lappato (semi-gloss finish) are combined. The slabs are brushed, polished, & again brushed for a combination of polished and honed finish. The result is stunning - the perfect balance of subtlety and boldness.

Products with this finish:

Natural
Granite

Natural
Quartzite

Natural
Marble

Santamargherita
Quartz

Sm
Quartz

Santamargherita
Marble

Sm
Marble

metropolis

This product is made from natural materials and is subject to variations in color, shade and grain structure. There may be a certain range of inconsistent variation, such as channels, dips, ridges, depressions and indentations. The textured finish gives the surface unique characteristics where no two installations are exactly the same. Please note that textured finishes can require more daily maintenance than polished surfaces.

Products with this finish:

Natural
Granite

Natural
Quartzite

Natural
Marble

Santamargherita
Quartz

Sm
Quartz

Santamargherita
Marble

Sm
Marble

Polished

Polished granite has been the finish of choice for kitchen and bathroom countertops for many years. The polished finish is achieved by grinding the surface of the stone with a series of diamond abrasives until a glossy finish is reached. The polished surface is highly reflective and provides the highest level of color and depth to the stone. Stone with a polished finish is typically easy to clean and maintain. The majority of natural granite slabs we carry have a polished finish.

Products with this finish:

Natural
Granite

Natural
Quartzite

Natural
Marble

Santamargherita
Quartz

Sm
Quartz

Santamargherita
Marble

Sm
Marble

wave

Wave’s unique appearance is molded from the cleft finish of natural slate. This quartz product is made from natural materials and is subject to variations in color, shade and grain structure. There may be a certain range of inconsistent variation, such as, channels, dips, ridges, depressions and indentations. This textured finish gives the surface unique characteristics where no two installations are exactly the same. Please note that textured finishes can require more daily maintenance than polished surfaces.

Products with this finish:

Natural
Granite

Natural
Quartzite

Natural
Marble

Santamargherita
Quartz

Sm
Quartz

Santamargherita
Marble

Sm
Marble