Basically the surface -ROYAL- is not a different surface treatment for the stone but more a special colour selection. This selection is just and exclusively available with us.
Fossilstone ROYAL can be offered in honed and polished surface.
The special character of the surface you can see by means of the pictures.
Solnhofener Natural Stone - Fossilstone - antique
The antique finishing allows the stone to look old and used.
When looking at the Solnhofener Stone, there are sometimes ‘quartz veins’ which appear to run through the stone like a thread.
These originate from millions of years ago when earthquakes caused fissures in the mountains which were then filled with semi fluid chalk and other minerals. These minerals were subjected to tremendous pressure as the earth cooled and in turn formed the Solnhofener Stone that we know today.
Some people mistake these veins for faults or cracks filled with glue or filler, but in reality these veins are a natural phenomena and in no way influence the strength of the stone. These materials are naturally bound together and the ‘quartz veins’, together with the fossils are a natural characteristic of this stone.