“The Language of Kitchen Benchtops” will explain the terminology your designer or fabricator may use when specifying and showing you the multiple options and the processes behind the benchtops of today.
All about Kitchen Benchtops:
They also come in different thicknesses: 20mm, 40mm and 60mm etc. This allows the eye to perceive the stone to be thicker.
Laminate / Butt Join or Joint:
A butt join is when a strip usually 20mm thick is glued to another (placed together), to form a 90° angle. This is recognised as butting the strip to a bench top/stone piece. This is a more affordable option.
Polished: This is a gloss finish that creates a silky smooth stone surface, which is reflective
Textured: Textured stone creates a split face appearance. It also creates a rough/grain-like finish depending on the chosen stone.