Looking for inspiration to landscape or re-design an outdoor living space? Take a look at our helpful guide on different types of natural stone finishes and cuts. You should always be aware of all your options before outfitting a satisfactory outdoor space. We recognise the importance of outdoor living spaces and are excited to showcase natural stone products that come in varying finishes.
We are passionate about the materials we work with and are confident that you will be able to find a finish or cut that will look perfect in any outdoor setting. Take this into consideration when dealing with any scenario – from decorative paving to granite setts, as well as landscaping products that are ideal for driveways, patios or walls. Furthermore, different finishes and cuts also come in a variety of colours, making personalisation more optimal. Read ahead for insight into enhancing the atmosphere and appearance of your outdoor space.
Flamed products are treated with a high temperature that works by bursting the crystals in the stone, creating an elegant, matte appearance. This heat treatment also ensures that the products become non-slip. As a result, our flamed finish products are highly recommended for uses that require slip resistance. Our granite paving slabs are the perfect addition to your patio or swimming pool area, providing a safe outdoor area for recreation use or wet areas by providing you with excellent grip. Therefore, they are also excellent for withstanding the British weather!
The stone’s natural colour and overall texture is enhanced when flamed, which ensures that the colour or texture of our products will not fade over time; therefore, providing you with a long lasting, natural product.
We proudly carry products available in the flamed finish – sawn silver granite setts, granite edgings and the granite paving slabs.
The polished finish is achieved by using abrasives to grind the surface of the granite, resulting in a beautiful glossy finish. This kind of finish is also practical in how it removes the surface pores, preventing dirt from sticking to the stone and cuts your garden maintenance time.
The high gloss from the polished finish gives the viewer a feeling of sophistication and highlights the colour of the material. The addition, for example, of our polished granite paving slabs will add a touch of luxury to any garden.
The natural split finishing is achieved by splitting the stone by hand to create a rough finish to the material. The rough finish maintains the natural texture and look of the rock itself – perfect for any rustic setting.
It provides the slate and granite with an unusual texture that looks great on the driveway, as a decorative paving slab, on the walls or adoring a patio.
Why not use this finish on a centre piece? The natural split finish can be arranged into paving circles with a design or pattern of your choosing. Decorative paving can also come in different shapes other than a circular one. These decorative paving ornaments in the natural split finish add a touch of uniqueness and individuality to your garden. The pattern of the decorative paving ornaments can be selected from our designs, or it can be your own design.
Natural split finish products can come in slate cladding and paving form and as granite setts in a variety of colours, as well as granite edging.
Sawn Cut Granite
The sawn cut means that the granite has been neatly cut on all four sides, making them a worthy option for more modern landscapes. Furthermore, the cleanly sawn-off sides ensure that they are easy and efficient to install as they have regular edges. You may want to consider this finish for the fast and easy installation, removing the need to hire a help and ultimately, saving you money.
The sawn finish products can come in multiple forms as well – red and silver-grey granite stone cladding, sawn silver-grey granite setts and granite edgings, for example.
Tumbled Finish Granite
The tumbled finish is accomplished by tumbling the granite in a drum. The fascinating result of this is a combination of a smooth and slightly pitted surface with rounded edges. Furthermore, each stone will have an irregular shape and size.
The stone will look slightly worn, which will make this finishing a perfect addition for restoration works as the stone will match the materials already present. Make tumbled granite setts your choice if you are striving for a more homespun and pastoral vibe.
This finish is also excellent for decorative paving, driveways and many more uses.
The variety of finishes, cuts and colours that natural granite stone come in make the decoration process of an outdoor space a little more special. You can rest assured that there is a product for every individual, catering to a specific design taste – whether it be more elegant and formal appearance or cosy and intimate. Keep in mind that finishes can be showcased in many shapes and forms – paving slabs and circles, as well as decorative paving and stone for walling – all excellent additions to outdoor living spaces.
Please do not hesitate to contact us to find out more information from our experts. We would love to hear from you.