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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.

Smooth
Mild
Coarse
1
2
3
4
5
Rating
Type of Finish
1
Polished A mirror-like shine accomplished by using progressively finer grit during the polishing process.
2
Brushed Brush finishing involves exposing stone surfaces to a rotating wire brush, simulating natural wear over time.
2
Honed A honed finish is achieved by applying a polishing head with a coarse grit fitting.
2
Sawn After initial cutting, the stone is lightly polished to remove the heaviest saw marks but, not enough to achieve a fully honed finish.
3
Acid Washed Acid washing is an exfoliation process where a chemical reaction is used to flake away at the stone’s surface.
3
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.
3
Sand Blasted Sand blasting is the process of forcibly propelling streams of course material against a stone surface to smoothen or roughen it.
4
Chisseled A chiselled finish is achieved when metal combs are run over stone to form a unified grooved surface.
4
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.
1,2,3,4
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.
5
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.
5
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.
5
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.

Low
Good
High
Rating
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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MAVI

Limestone 

Texture Guide: 3

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There’s an intangible quality to certain stones that draw you in. Ziboan Blue Limestone exudes a captivating deep blue colour through multiple formats which, has seen it soundly established as one of the standouts in our collection. 

The definition of flexible, this stone adds flair to indoor and outdoor spaces equally with noticeable success around pools thanks to its low water absorption.


• Sourced from China’s gorgeous Shandong province.

• Extremely dense and durable limestone.

• When sealed properly, it will maintain its look for years.

• Available in multiple formats.

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Quarried out of Zibo in Chinas beautiful Shandong province, the toughness Mavi makes it perfectly suited to applications around pools and in high traffic commercial settings. 

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Origin

Zibo - Once a key stop on the Silk Road connecting the ancient East and West, Zibo has long been a centre of movement. With its strategically significant location, it is now an important transport hub throughout modern China. Based on ‘Cuju’, a traditional game of kickball, Zibo is also recognised as the birthplace of football.

Material

Limestone - are sedimentary rocks predominantly comprised of skeletal fragments of coral. Famous landmarks and monuments featuring limestone include the Great Pyramid, the Great Sphinx of Giza and the Statue of Queen Anne at Queen Anne’s Gate.

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