The finish and the smoothness of the tiles and the slabs made of sandstone depends on the edges, which is further dependent on the way they are cut. The 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. These are - Machine cut/sawn, Hand chiseled/hand dressed or Chamfered/beveled
Machine cut/Sawn Edges
Such tiles or slabs are the commonly used types of edges. Using machine
lends the fine edges which simplifies the work of the fitter as these slabs
or tiles fit perfectly. The machine cut/ sawn edges slabs are subjected to a
high speed rolling cutter blade to get a very smooth edge surface with a
complementary (90°) angle at the vertices of the tiles/slabs.
Hand Chiseled Edges
Hand chiseled edges, as the name suggests are smoothened by the
professional workers. Hand chiseled or hand dressed edges are best suited
for exterior walls and pavements. This type of tiles is 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.
The chamfered edge slabs looks classic on exterior walls or any part of
interior. These slabs most commonly find place in kitchen tops or on table
tops. Chamfering the edges is achieved by following the two processes of
first sawing and then polishing. Chamfering removes the shine and whiteness
of sawn edges.