Kirkstone Brathay Blue/ Black
The Kirkstone Brathay Blue/Black has been quarried since the reign of Queen Elizabeth I at the Brathay quarry, which is situated 2.5 km south-east of Skelwith Bridge, between Ambleside and Hawkshead. It is a hard sedimentary stone, formed under intense pressure and is characterized by a fine golden thread and dense blue / black body of colour.
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 finish in which the stone is split along its natural cleavage plane.
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..