Sandblasting gives a special finish that enhances the natural look of stone. This type of finish is achieved using a high pressure sand jet, which makes the surface rough and opaque whilst keeping it level and even.
This pleasant natural effect is a lot like traditional finishes such as bush hammering, but costs are more moderate and completion times substantially faster. For many projects and design elements, the use of a combination of sandblasting and polishing proves particularly interesting because of the striking contrast produced.
Sandblasting is again particularly suitable for other artistic work, such as precision work on difficult to reach or very small surfaces and in carving inscriptions, decorative motifs and images on marble and stone.
Sandblasting is also used on exterior paving where a non-slip finish is required. It is also used in the restoration and maintenance of stone cornices and portals, and also to give surfaces a thorough cleaning in preparation for the subsequent application of preservation treatments.