Silvery gray to black, and highly reflective. It has a three-dimensional appearance even when honed smooth. Natural markings occur.
“Semi-weathering”, meaning that some pieces change color when used outside and others do not. Those that do take on gold tones. (Black Lace’s weathering characteristic is an aesthetic consideration and does not adversely affect its performance or durability).
Relatively even cleft, exceptionally strong and hard, durable, dense, low absorption rate, resistant to freeze-thaw cycles. Slip-, stain-, and heat-resistant. No detrimental effects on the environment.
Depending on the application, an impregnating sealer may be required. Contact us for information regarding the use of sealers, impregnators, oiling, cleaning, etc.
Natural Cleft - a textured, natural finish both visually and to the touch. Achieved by splitting the stone along its cleave with a hammer and chisel.
Honed - an extremely smooth, eggshell finish. Achieved with the use of the diamonds.
Cascade - a fairly flat, uniform finish with subtle ripples and soft texture.
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