You’ve narrowed down the types of natural stones you love best for each particular project. Now, what are your choices of finishes? Not every finish — polished, honed, brushed, leathered, flamed, bush hammered, tumbled, sandblasted, cleft face, river washing, plus others — applies to each particular type of stone. Which surface is best for how the stone will be used? And which will still portray your style?
Short of creating a spreadsheet, you can find valuable information in the blog post Natural Stone FAQ – Types of Stone Finishes. It offers the details you need to start – and possibly finish – your natural stone projects.