The following finishes are available as standard from Progressive Stone. Other custom finishes can be produced on a special order basis. Progressive Stone 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.
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.
Water jet treatment to enhance the color and appearance of the stone. Highly recommended on darker granite colors.
Other custom finishes can be produced on a special order basis. Progressive Stone provides over 500 color and finish combinations for you to choose from.
Stone is a natural resource. Depending on how it is quarried, processed, transported and used, however, has a significant bearing on the environmental impact for any particular use. Likewise, our foundry and other non-stone operations also benefit from sustainable practices that maximize the utilization of our resources while minimizing energy use.