The finish and the smoothness of the tiles and the slabs made of a natural stone depends on the edges, and the edges depend on the way they are cut. Edges play a major role in the overall appearance of the architecture they are used in. The fine edges of a stone can enhance the overall look of ceiling, flooring or any other exterior or interior looks.
The edges are available in three different finishes which are as
Machine (Cut/Sawn Edges)
Such tiles or slabs have fine edges which is a result of using machines
while cutting. The stones with such edges are most commonly used types
of edges. Using machine is faster and it simplifies the work of the
fitter as these slabs or tiles fit perfectly.
Hand Chiseled Edges
The edges that are smoothened by the professional workers are called
the Hand Chiseled Edges. Hand chiseled edges are also called hand
dressed edges. They are most suitable for exterior walls and pavements.
The stones are first cut into different sizes and then, they are worked
upon to achieve the smoothness. This edge finish is very much similar to
natural surface finish and hand dressed edges are a good combination
with natural surface finish.
Chamfered edges are achieved by first sawing and then polishing the
stone. Most commonly found in kitchen, the chamfered edge slabs also
look classic on exterior walls or any part of interior and on table
tops. Chamfering removes the shine and whiteness of sawn edges.