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Stone Surface Finishes
Stone product surface can be finished by different ways according to different application, such as natural, split, sawn, polished, honed, flamed,
tumbled,bushhammered,pineappled, chiselled, Rough-Rubbing ,,Pickling,tumbled,Brushed,Water-jet ,Antique ,Flamed+ Brushed,Sandblasted,Grooved,Mushroom. (more slate information, pls try to find http://www.stone-export.com)
Marble Surface Finishes
There are four main type of  marble surfaces that are selected: Honed,Polished,Tumbled,Brushed,Acid-Washing(Pickling)



Honed: Provides a flat to low sheen gloss. Different levels of gloss can be selected. This surface is very smooth, but often very porous. This texture is common in high traffic buildings. Honed floors should always be protected with Penetrating Sealer because it has wide-open pores. Honed stone colors are not as vibrant as polished stone.

Polished: A glossy surfaces that wears away with time due to heavy foot traffic and using improper maintenance procedure. This surface is very smooth and not porous. The reflectively of polished crystals brings out the brilliant colors and grains of natural stone. The shine comes from the natural reflection of the stone's crystals. The shine is due to polishing bricks and polishing powders used during fabrication. The Shine is not from a coating.

Tumbling (tumbled): Surface smooth or slightly rough, smooth, and the corner was broken like. There are several ways to achieve the rollover effect. 20 mm, the blocks can be inside the machine rolling, rolling 3 cm tiles can also be handled, and then split into two blocks. Marble and limestone is the material of choice for rollover treatment.

Brushing (Brushed): The surface of old. The process is a scrub stone surface, imitation stone effect of the natural wear and tear.

Pickling (Pickling): With the acid corrosion of stone surface, so that small traces of corrosion, appearance is more rustic than the polished surface. Most of the stones can be pickling, but the most common are marble and limestone. Pickling is a way to soften the luster of granite.