Finishes & Textures - Burlington Stone

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Bursting Stone

The Bursting Stone quarry is one of the most prominent quarries within the Lake District, situated on the side of ‘Coniston Old Man’ and has been worked since the middle of the 19th Century. Bursting Stone is olive green in colour and often highlighted by contrasting veins which emphasise its natural origins. Bursting Stone has been used to provide cladding, flooring, cills and copings. Its rich, dark contrasting olive green tones create subtle colour changes to add life and character to any domestic or commercial project.


A high-pressure airline projects coarse-grained abrasives, giving a regular non slip finish.


Heat and water combine to achieve a regular textured finish.


A smooth finish with a slight sheen, produced by using a polishing head.


The top surfaces of sawn slabs are pneumatically tooled to produce a pitted surface.


The top surfaces of sawn slabs are coarsely diamond sanded to produce a non slip finish.


The top surfaces of sawn slabs are pneumatically tooled to produce a grooved surface.


A finish in which the stone is split along its natural cleavage plane.


A similar finish to honed but with greater slip-resistance.


A smooth high gloss finish, produced by using a polishing head. For limestone only.

The colours shown in this range sample of swatches are indicative only and would encompass the colour variations available from our standard range of products. Only for any bespoke requirements, customers can determine their specific needs for the project and product choices can be made after reference to detailed samples. The uniqueness of Burlington natural stone means colour tone and markings can change as a consequence of its extraction from different stone seams and the finish carried out to its surface.