Exterior Finish Stone Tiles

 

Make the most of your relaxation time in the garden or by the pool by investing in our natural stone tiles, which can be used to create walls, floors, pathways and countless decorative features. We source stones such as marble, travertine and basalt from the world’s leading suppliers, and we check each stone for quality before making them available to Australians at highly compatible prices.

Exterior Finishes not only alter the appearance, but more importantly the performance of natural stone. It is essential to choose finishes suitable for the intended exterior use, particularly for any outdoor floor applications. Using different techniques will affect the stone’s functionality providing different slip resistance, weather resistance and water resistance. Our external tiles are available in a wide variety of finishes, colours and sizes.

Popular Exterior Finishes:

There are a large number of  finishes to perfect your STS STONE selection. Here are our most popular exterior natural stone finishes:

Antique

Antique stone finish replicates an aged and worn-out appearance of the stone achieved by using an acid wash followed by mechanical wire bushing. Acid wash distresses the stone’s surface and colour, which is then restored and smoothened with a mechanical wire bush.

Tumbled

Tumbled is another ideal finish to create a worn-out appearance and add a rustic look to your space. The smooth and rustic finish is achieved by placing the tile in a rubber drum with sand, grit and water to distress and soften the edges and surface of the stone.

Sandblasted

In sandblasting, a high-pressure jet of siliceous sand or steel shots is applied to the area to be treated. This technique produces a smooth abrasion, highlighting the natural colours of the stone.

Flamed

A Flamed finish is produced when an intense flame is fired at the stone, causing the surface to burst and creating a deeply textured and rough surface. This finish is used primarily for exteriors applications where slip-resistance is extremely important. A flamed finish cannot be applied to all stones; however, most granite and certain hard limestone are preferred.

Contact us for recommendations on Exterior Finishes.

Whether you need design ideas, product recommendations or maintenance tips, the experts at STS STONE can help you. Give us a call, and we’ll gladly tell you more about our natural stone tiles that make beautiful outdoor features. Get an idea of how our tiles appear by perusing our gallery.

Andana Sandblasted

Ankara Sandblasted

Belmondo Antique

Belmondo Bush Hammered & Brushed

Belmondo Tumbled

Belmondo Tumbled & Sandblast

Crema Classico Tumbled

Crema Valencia Bushhammered & Brushed

Florence Antique

Grigio Palma Flamed

Grigio Perla Sandblasted & Brushed

Grigio Perla Tumbled

Grigio Scuro Antique

Grigio Scuro Sandblast

Grigio Scuro Tumbled

Grigio Venato Antique

Odessa Heavy Sandblasted

Odessa Sandblasted

Odessa Sandwashed

Oro Luce Antique

Oro Luce Tumbled

Oro Luce Tumbled & Sandblast

Pacific Flamed

Paradiso Silver Antique Limestone

Snow White Antique

Travertine Cashmere Tumbled

Travertine Classic Walnut

Travertine Grigio Chiaro Antique

Travertine Grigio Chiaro Bush Hammered & Brushed

Travertine Noce Tumbled

White Pearl Tumbled & Sandblast

Frequently Asked Questions

Exterior finishes change the texture and colour of natural stone. Different finishes will provide different slip resistance, chemical resistance and other external factors that may affect the stone’s functionality and durability. Always check with your supplier on which finish is most appropriate for your application.

Natural stone tiles or porcelain tiles with an appropriate exterior finish are most suitable for outdoor areas. A rougher finish such as Sandblasted or Bush hammered leaves the material with a slightly distressed surface and a smooth abrasion, making it an ideal material for spaces that require anti-slip resistance.

The surface of natural stone can be finished in a variety of ways using different techniques and mechanical processes. The most popular exterior finishes include sandblasted, bush hammered, brushed, tumbled, sawn and flamed that support the stone’s functionality and slip-resistance for exterior applications. 

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