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A bush hammered finish is applied to natural stone to create an irregular texture and highlight the material’s tonal variation.
What is a bush hammered finish?
When choosing a natural stone, taking into account the finish is essential. The finish can completely alter the look and suitability of your project. A bush hammered finish has been achieved through the use of a high impact machine or hand tool to uniformly pit the stone’s surface. It is also a finish that’s applied to concrete.
By repeatably impacting the material’s surface a rough, weathered texture is created. This can help enhance the natural tonal variations in the material and add more interest to a space.
Beyond aesthetics, this stone finish offers a functional purpose. When used on an existing concrete surface, it can help new concrete or another flooring material bond better to the surface.
For stone, a bush hammered finish creates a texture that is suitable for virtually anywhere indoors or out. It’s a popular finish for flooring in wet environments as the slip resistance rating is greater than other finishes of the same material such as honed.
Find out more about your finish options here.