Finishes & Textures - Burlington Stone

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The Elterwater quarry is situated at the foot of the beautiful Langdale Valley with open views to the Langdale Pikes and has been worked since the middle of the 19th Century. Elterwater is a pale green stone, often highlighted by contrasting markings which emphasise its natural origins. Elterwater has been used to add character and beauty to many domestic and commercial projects around the world for paving, flooring, roofing, cladding, walls, cills and worktops. Like Broughton Moor, Bursting Stone, and Brandy Crag, Elterwater is a metamorphic volcanic stone from the Ordovician period, and is thus 450-500 million years old.


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.