Glossary Terms

Calibrated

Tiles or paving that have been machine cut to the same thickness within a tolerance of +/- 3mm.

Cleaved

A finish achieved by splitting across natural layers in the stone to give a textured surface, which slightly uneven, providing greater slip resistance. AKA Riven.

Riven

A finish achieved by splitting across natural layers in the stone to give a textured surface, which slightly uneven, providing greater slip resistance. AKA Cleaved.

Honed

A stone that has a smooth machined, non-polished, matt finish.

Natural Split

Hewn along natural plane of lamination. See Riven.

Dressed

The finishing process applied to a block of stone. Most often the process of finishing each edge.

Tumbled

The process of ageing stone that leaves the stone with a softly, rounded edge and textured surface to achieve a worn and antique like appearance.

Flame Textured

Natural stone has an intense heat applied to the surface, which results in the stone having a lightly distressed and slightly rough appearance. The finish also creates a non-slip surface.

Sawn

The sawing process enables stone to be produced with consistent dimensions. The sawn surface presents with visible saw marks – often used for walling applications.

Technical Information

Sandstone

According to our petrographic report the Sandstone is  STRONG, FRESH, FINE GRAINED, THICKLY LAMINATED, MASSIVELY BEDDED, QUARTZITE SANDSTONE  (  SUB ARKOSE )

Contact us for more information.

Granite

Information available on request.  Please contact us and we can share as much knowledge as we have.

FAQs

How much do pavers cost?

Pavers vary in style and sizing but are extremely affordable and durable.  Contact us now and we can give you a direct price.

Can you deliver to anywhere in NZ?

We can deliver anywhere and within a time period of around 12 days depending on stocked items and order size.

Will Colours fade?

Natural Stone products don’t fade, however,  we recommend you use a sealer to protect and enhance the natural stone colours.

Where are your stockists?

Deccan Store and Placemakers Riccarton and Blenheim.

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5 Foula Place (off Kennaway Rd)
Woolston, Christchurch 8023

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021 321 460

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