A block of stone, a slice, a wealth of finishes
Coming from the depths of the earth, blue limestone is first cut out of the bedrock in large blocks using huge diamond cross-cutters, and then cut down into slices. These sawn slices show the blue limestone in its natural form, blue-grey in tint and highly nuanced. Thus the name of the basic finish, ‘Sawn’.
Using this sawn slice as a basis, a variety of different treatments are applied to bring out or accentuate the different nuances present in the stone in its natural state, and achieve different finishes – honed or flamed, for example. Carving techniques too, both manual and mechanical, allow us to achieve a variety of different finishes such as dimpled, chiselled, picked, bush-hammered... Blue Limestone of Hainaut is a natural and local stone that opens up an endless range of possibilities.