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Gather Co Texture Guide

Here at Gather Co we want to ensure that the gap between your screen and our surfaces is bridged. As such, we have developed this Texture Guide to provide a general understanding of the finishes across our collection and to offer a sense of the ‘feel’ you can expect from each variety.

*Please note: This is intended as a guide only. Some surfaces may sit outside the prescribed finish as stated below. It is not a Slip Rating, you’ll find that in the “Resources and Installation” section at the bottom of each product page.

Type of Finish
Polished A mirror-like shine accomplished by using progressively finer grit during the polishing process.
Brushed Brush finishing involves exposing stone surfaces to a rotating wire brush, simulating natural wear over time.
Honed A honed finish is achieved by applying a polishing head with a coarse grit fitting.
Sawn After initial cutting, the stone is lightly polished to remove the heaviest saw marks but, not enough to achieve a fully honed finish.
Acid Washed Acid washing is an exfoliation process where a chemical reaction is used to flake away at the stone’s surface.
Flamed A flamed finish is achieved through heating the surface of stone to extreme temperatures, followed by a rapid cooling process – leaving a textured, unrefined consistency.
Sand Blasted Sand blasting is the process of forcibly propelling streams of course material against a stone surface to smoothen or roughen it.
Chisseled A chiselled finish is achieved when metal combs are run over stone to form a unified grooved surface.
Natural A natural finish refers to stone in its raw state. It is reached through a combination of various geological conditions and prolonged environmental/atmospheric exposure.
Tumbled Tumbling is a secondary process applied in addition to one of the primary finishes. It is used to alter the edge detail of stone and typically results in reduced surface coarseness. Most commonly, tumbling is achieved by combining both stone pieces and aggregate inside a rotating rubber lined.
Bush Hammered This process employs either simple hand-held hammers or large electric implements. The method works through repeated surface impacts with a large metal slug made up of uniformed conical points.
Convict Picked A traditional stone treatment historically undertaken by convicts in Australia where steel crafting tools are repeatedly struck against the stone surface to achieve a moderate to heavily textured finish.
Split Splitting is achieved by mechanically or hand fragmenting stone, exposing a natural cleft and heavily textured finish.

Gather Co Rating Guide

Gather Co specialises in trading repurposed and antique fixtures. The matured nature of these genuine artifacts means that every piece comes in a distinct condition. We’ve developed this rating guide to help you quickly assess the level of wear associated with each selection.

One Star
These pieces are beautiful although their application must be carefully considered. Structural integrity is compromised.
Two Star
Likely presence of both structural faults and obvious superficial blemishes. Repairs evident.
Three Star
Minor structural issues and/or noticeable levels of wear.
Four Star
Firm structural integrity. Moderate signs of wear.
Five Star
Signs of wear still evident but, well preserved. Structurally sound.
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Sourced directly from the bustling industrial city of Denzili in Turkey’s Southwest, Hasim has a rich history that dates back to Roman times where it was used throughout significant monuments and iconic buildings.

Thousands of years on and half a world away this beautiful walnut toned Turkish travertine is revered here as a tried and tested stone that offers proven resilience to the harsh Australian climate.

Hasim maintains its raw beauty through a natural ‘unfilled’ and tumbled finish. Requiring periodic maintenance, it is ideal for a variety of both indoor and outdoor applications. This stone is also perfectly suited to commercial projects.

• Highly durable and weather resistant

• Suited to both indoor and outdoor use

• Available in a natural ‘unfilled’ and tumbled finish

• Minimal water absorption

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Cappadocia is without doubt one of the most spectacular regions of Turkey. During the season, countless hot air-ballons offer the best vantage point of sunrise and the surrounding landscape. 


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Denizli - is an industrial city in Turkey’s bustling Southwest that is popular with visitors for its surrounding thermal springs. With significant nearby ruins dating back to classical Greek civilisation, it is a cultural gem in Turkey’s outstanding Aegean region. 


Travertine - is a kind of limestone formed by the accumulation of minerals in natural ground water deposits. Its composition is often fibrous or calcareous in appearance with white, tan and cream-coloured tones making up the majority of common varieties.

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