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April 19, 2012

Counter-top: Stone Surface Series

If you missed the beginning of this series, you can read about the other surfaces that we covered here.   Today let’s consider the River Washed finish.  Here’s our definition:

River washed:  A river-wash finish can be achieved in several ways. One way the granite is first  flamed.  This process can only be used on granite and not other natural stones.  A flame with extreme heat is applied to the granite which stresses the material making the crystals pop out leaving an extremely rough surface.    After that, it is then polished with brushes to smooth the sharpness of the surface. The process takes out some color and makes the surface more porous.   This surface has a low sheen and is rougher than the leathered surface. It has a very rustic natural look to it.

 

On some of them you can really see the texture and low to no sheen.
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