Marbles and granites are typically shipped from quarries with a polished, or shiny, face. Limestones are usually available in a “honed” finish, which is smooth to the touch, but not shiny. Limestones can also come in tumbled or distressed textures depending on current availabilities. If you’d like a more natural finish, but do not want to use limestone for your project, we can remove the polish on any marble or granite to give it a honed finish
What Kinds Of Finishes Are Available In Natural Stone?
We can do any kind of edge detail that you can imagine… from the simplest straight polished edge to an elaborately detailed edge. Our most popular edges are straight, crescent, half-bullnose, and full-bullnose.
What Kinds of Edge Details Are Available?
Granite slabs are available in two thicknesses; 2cm and 3cm. Marble and limestone slabs are readily available in 2cm and can sometimes be found in 3cm depending on color selection and current availability. If a thicker look is desired we can laminate, or glue, several slabs of stone together until the desired thickness is obtained. Granite, marble and limestone tiles are typically 3/8″ thick.
What Thicknesses Are Available In Natural Stone?
A topmount sink has a lip that folds over the countertop, and it rests on top of the cutout. An undermount sink rests below the granite/marble material so that a polished edge of granite, marble, etc. is exposed above the sink. An undermount sink cutout requires more polishing and installation labor than a drop-in sink cutout, hence an undermount is more costly than a topmount sink.