Stone Finishes & Textures
Over 10 Years of Experience Providing Stone Veneer Panels
TerraCORE Panels offers an unlimited stone choice from almost anywhere
in the world, including granite, marble, limestone, travertine, onyx,
and sandstone. The finish textures offered are:
- Bush hammered
TerraCORE can even water jet etch or inlay a stone to provide that truly
one-of-a-kind, original look. Whatever you need, we can provide you with
lightweight stone panels.
Discuss Our Lightweight Stone Panel Finish Options
Our system combines the authentic beauty of natural stones with a variety
of CORE materials to create a stunning, unique, and lightweight stone
panel suitable for any application. Depending on the size of the panels
being specified, TerraCORE Panels can provide a sandblasted running bond
pattern or offer a very sharp, detailed, tiled look by using a bridge
saw. Our team is skilled in bringing artistry to stone by unlocking a
stone’s natural beauty with a 75% reduction in weight as compared
to full dimensional stone. What’s maybe even more important, we
do this while conserving resources and preserving the quality of the environment.
A detailed description of each finish is offered below.
This finish is by far the most popular and gives granites and marbles a
brilliant shine that enhances the stone’s rich colors, patterns,
and veining. This texture offers low porosity with a smooth finish.
This finish is fairly porous, smooth, muted, and non-reflective. Honed
granite reflects a low-sheen dull look, and when combined with polished
stone, offers a nice contrast of dark and light. When used on limestone,
it will bring out the natural colors and variations.
Flamed / Thermal
This rough, terrain-like finish reveals the stone’s inner crystals
and is especially beautiful when wet. The finish is achieved by exposing
the stone to an intense heat flame followed by immediate water cooling.
When heated and cooled in this fashion, the crystals in the stone actually
pop. Note: this finish is only offered on granite panels, and not all
stones can be flamed. They must possess the correct crystal structure.
Also the stone will be thicker, generally 3/8”, so as to accommodate
this special process.
This finish offers a rough, consistently beaten or pounded texture. This
surface is very porous and is typically offered on limestone panels. Choosing
this finish also requires a slightly thicker 3/8” stone.
This process offers a light-sanded textured feel for granite, marble, limestone,
and sandstones. The semi-rough matte surface is textured by a pressurized
flow of sand that creates a very porous surface. Not all stones sandblast
well. Hard and soft spots can create unattractive patterns on marble,
limestone, and sandstone surfaces.
This uneven finish is a two-part process. First, the panel receives a semi-bush
hammered finish. Then, the panel receives a brushing that sweeps away
all soft areas down to the hard areas. The result is a hardened stone
surface that retains a smooth soft finish. The stone’s hardness
is usually created by its natural veining. This finish is most effective
on granite and marble.
In order to achieve a highly distressed look and texture, this finish is
produced by applying an acid bath. As a chemical treatment, it has a profound
effect on softer stones such as marble, limestone, travertine, and sandstone.
This effect or change is pronounced due in part to the softer porous parts
of the stone being etched / washed away. While not quite as drastic a
look or feel, it will interact with granite as well. It is not uncommon
for a stone’s original color to significantly lighten.
Ready to begin?
Call our team today
at (888) 880-1614.