The Jura Beige is a limestone from Germany that has become a reference beige limestone in the building sector. This is a versatile limestone that can accept a wide range of surface finishings, to be used both on interior and exterior applications. On this article, we introduce you to some of the most common types of surface finishings for this wonderful limestone.
This is the type of surface finishing that most enhances the beige colour and specially the elements that make the Jura limestone so famous. Its fossils and calcite are well define and are highlighted with the polished surface. The beige colour becomes a bit darker and with a high shinning surface.
Main Features: Shiny surface; higher contrast; persistent beige colour.
Top Application: Interior flooring and coverings; countertops
This is perhaps the most popular type of surface finishing on this type of limestone. It presents a matt surface, with no shine. There is less contrast between its elements and the beige colour becomes a bit pale, more plain than the polished one. The honed surface on the Jura Beige is probably the most versatile type of finishing, as it is used as frequently on exterior applications as it is on interior applications.
Main Features: More uniform background; matte surface; pale beige colour.
Top Applications: All kinds of interior and exterior application (cladding, flooring, all).
Sandblasted + Brushed
The sandblasted and brushed consists on two finishings processes: the stone is initially sandblasted, which will make it fairly plain and white. Then, it is brushed, which essentially removes the excess white from the surface, making it a bit smoother and bringing back the natural beige colour and elements of the Jura. It presents a pale beige, a bit matt, but still showing all the elements of the Jura Beige limestone.
Main Features: Great anti-slippery surface; pale beige colour; versatile for interior and exterior use.
Top Applications: Exterior paving; Interior flooring and coverings; Decoration.
The bush-hammered finishing makes the surface of the Jura Beige limestone very rough. The beige colour is still there, but with a high rough surface, where all the elements of the limestone disappear. Instead, we have a very plain but rough surface. This is probably the most anti-slippery surface finishing for the Jura Beige limestone.
Main Features: Very rough surface; Uniform look; Great anti-slippery.
Top Application: Exterior paving; Some decoration.
The chiseled creates a rough but parallel structure on the surface of the Jura Beige limestone. This process consists on doing several parallel cuts on the stone, then on breaking the top, giving this rough but organized look. This is a very special and labour intensive type of finishing, which is mostly used on vertical applications like cladding or coverings.
Main Features: Rough structure, but organized; Parallel vein structure; Used on vertical applications.
Top Application: Exterior cladding and decoration.
This is not specific type of surface finishing, but simply the result of the gangsaw production process, where blocks are sawn into slabs. This is the surface finishing we get from that process, which is a plain and lifeless surface finishing. But the uniformity is what is often appreciated about the sawn-cut. All the elements and natural colour of the Jura are gone, giving place to a plain and whitish background.
Main Features: Plain colour and look; Elements washed away; White / light beige colour.
Top Application: Exterior cladding.