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 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 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.
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.
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.