Surface treatments use various hardening techniques to offer a way to tailor the surface properties of a material without changing the bulk properties.
Speartek provides Honed, Honed & Filled, Brushed, Tumbled, Polished and Split Face surface treatments for our tile and stone products.
A satin smooth finish with little or no gloss. If a honed stone is designated “unfilled” (UF), the surface may have visible natural cavities as pictured here.
If a honed stone is designated “honed filled” (HF), any natural cavities in the stone have been filled with mortar mixture using fine ground powder of the same stone.
The stone is finished with a coarse wire brush producing a smooth, though slightly textured, matte finish.
Rounded edges and corners, often some surface pitting and a powdery finish.
The smoothest finish available in stone. A polished stone will appear more saturated, have greater color depth and visible detail than other finishes in the same stone.finished with a coarse wire brush producing a smooth, though slightly textured, matte finish.
Literally split so that the surface of the stone exhibits a natural quarry texture.