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 smooth finish with a slight sheen. This can be applied to both faces and edges of the stone and can be applied to complex shapes and sloping faces.
A textured finish applied with a high pressure oxygen-propane lance. This can only be applied to a flat face and not available on edges,
complex shapes or sloping faces. If finished edges are required we would offer Honed, Sanded, Gritblasted or for a rougher more natural alternative we would offer a Plucked edge.
A high-pressure airline projects coarse-grained abrasives, giving a regular non slip finish.
A similar finish to honed but with greater slip-resistance.
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 or pitted surface..