Chadwick's Surfaces International
We've Moved! 28190 North Ballard Drive, Lake Forest, Illinois 60045

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There are many conditions to consider when purchasing Natural Stone products. Two important components to address when selecting your material are the finish and the edge treatment of the stone.

Commercial installation: Musette Honed, St. Andrews Antiqued, Medaglia D'Oro Satin Brushed, Estrella Daina Satin Brushed, Bleu Fonce Patina, Caithness Ebano Satin Cleft

Finishes

St. Andrews

Honed Finish

St. Andrews

Flamed Finish

St. Andrews

Antiqued Finish

Statuario Venato Honed Finish

Statuario Venato Polished Finish

Roche de Amboise Honed Finish

Roche de Amboise Satin Brushed Finish

Grey/Gold Honed Finish

Grey/Gold Splitface Stone

A few questions to ask when selecting material for your project are: 'Will this material be in high traffic areas? - Will it get wet often?' High traffic areas can cause uneven wear on highly polished surfaces, while a textured finish will be more slip resistant in water-prone areas (for example: swimming pools or bathrooms).

Honed Finish A smooth, flat, matte finish without a reflection and low sheen; better maintains the stones natural look without the natural feel of bumps and irregularities that can be found in natural stone.

 

Flamed Finish A highly textured finish created by shooting an intense flame at the stone giving it a very rough surface that often dulls the natural color.

 

Antiqued Finish A textured, matte surface created by tumbling stone with various materials to give it a worn, old world aesthetic.

 

Polished Finish A smooth, flat, shiny finish that is highly reflective and glossy; a polished finish will accentuate the natural characteristics and pop the variations in color found in the stone.

 

Satin Brushed Finish A textured finish, less reflective than honed finishes, created by brushing the stone with varying gauges of metal wire brushes. Each stone will react differently - softer stones will wear more easily than harder stones and will be more textured than harder stones after the brushing process.

 

Split Face Stone A natural aesthetic created by splitting a thick block of stone in half the long way, allowing the "break" through the stone to follow the natural fissures and veining in the stone.

Edges

Sawn (Saw Cut) Edge A straight square edge created by a saw blade. No additional treatment is applied after the pieces of tile are cut.

 

Tumbled Edge An uneven, textured edge created by tumbling with various materials or objects after the tile is saw-cut. Can be a softer treatment than the Antiqued Edge. This edge treatment will reinforce a worn, old world aesthetic.

 

Antiqued Edge An uneven, textured edge that can be created through the tumbling process or by hand-work. This edge treatment also creates a worn, old world aesthetic.

 

Beveled Edge A treatment applied to a sawn tile to dull or soften the square, sometimes sharp edge created by a saw blade. A new, defined edge is created where the bevel begins and ends. Will help to prevent chipping and maintain a crisp, clean edge.

 

Micro-Beveled Edge A textured finish, less reflective than honed finishes, created by brushing the stone with varying gauges of metal wire brushes. Each stone will react differently - softer stones will wear more easily than harder stones and will be more textured than harder stones after the brushing process.

 

Pillowed (Aquitaine) Edge A gradual, round softening of the edges of a tile.

Bleu Fonce Sawn Edge

Madeira Tumbled Edge

Savoia Notte Antiqued Edge

 Crema Europa Beveled Edge

Micro-Beveled Edge

Roche de Amboise Pillowed (Aquitaine) Edge

Chadwick's Surfaces International

28190 N. Ballard Drive, Lake Forest, IL 60045

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We've Moved! 28190 North Ballard Drive, Lake Forest, Illinois 60045

There are many conditions to consider when purchasing Natural Stone products. Two important components to address when selecting your material are the finish and the edge treatment of the stone.

 

A few questions to ask when selecting material for your project are: 'Will this material be in high traffic areas? - Will it get wet often?' High traffic areas can cause uneven wear on highly polished surfaces, while a textured finish will be more slip resistant in water-prone areas (for example: swimming pools or bathrooms).

Honed Finish A smooth, flat, matte finish without a reflection and low sheen; better maintains the stones natural look without the natural feel of bumps and irregularities that can be found in natural stone.

 

Flamed Finish A highly textured finish created by shooting an intense flame at the stone giving it a very rough surface that often dulls the natural color.

 

Antiqued Finish A textured, matte surface created by tumbling stone with various materials to give it a worn, old world aesthetic.

Polished Finish A smooth, flat, shiny finish that is highly reflective and glossy; a polished finish will accentuate the natural characteristics and pop the variations in color found in the stone.

Satin Brushed Finish A textured finish, less reflective than honed finishes, created by brushing the stone with varying gauges of metal wire brushes. Each stone will react differently - softer stones will wear more easily than harder stones and will be more textured than harder stones after the brushing process.

Split Face Stone A natural aesthetic created by splitting a thick block of stone in half the long way, allowing the "break" through the stone to follow the natural fissures and veining in the stone.

Sawn (Saw Cut) Edge A straight square edge created by a saw blade. No additional treatment is applied after the pieces of tile are cut.

 

Tumbled Edge An uneven, textured edge created by tumbling with various materials or objects after the tile is saw-cut. Can be a softer treatment than the Antiqued Edge. This edge treatment will reinforce a worn, old world aesthetic.

Antiqued Edge An uneven, textured edge that can be created through the tumbling process or by hand-work. This edge treatment also creates a worn, old world aesthetic.

 

Beveled Edge A treatment applied to a sawn tile to dull or soften the square, sometimes sharp edge created by a saw blade. A new, defined edge is created where the bevel begins and ends. Will help to prevent chipping and maintain a crisp, clean edge.

Micro-Beveled Edge A textured finish, less reflective than honed finishes, created by brushing the stone with varying gauges of metal wire brushes. Each stone will react differently - softer stones will wear more easily than harder stones and will be more textured than harder stones after the brushing process.

 

Pillowed (Aquitaine) Edge A gradual, round softening of the edges of a tile.

We've Moved! 28190 North Ballard Drive, Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
We've Moved! 28190 North Ballard Drive, Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
Chadwick's Surfaces International
We've Moved! 28190 North Ballard Drive, Lake Forest, Illinois 60045