The following finishes are available as standard from Texas Marble & Granite . Other custom finishes can be produced on a special order basis. Texas Marble & Granite provides over 500 color and finish combinations for you to choose from.
The Polished finish is a highly reflective, mirror gloss finish. The full color, depth and crystal structure of the stone is visible. A polished finish seals surface pores and is, therefore, nearly impervious to weather and chemical wear.
A smooth, satin surface without reflection, the Honed finish shows the full color of the stone. It is produced on the same equipment as the polished finishes; however, the honing process ends prior to the buffing stage.
Diamond 8 is a honed finish plus an additional process that enhances the color and removes microscopic crystals that may leave a hazy appearance. Recommended on darker granite colors.
The Thermal finish is produced by applying a high-temperature flame to the surface of the stone. This flame fractures crystals on the face, leaving a rough-textured finish. Highly skid-resistant, this finish is an excellent choice for walking surfaces.
The Diamond 10 is a thermal finish with an added water jet treatment to enhance the color and appearance of the stone. Highly recommended on darker granite colors.