Split Face

If you take horizontal cuts of a variety of different types and thickness of marble and then fix them all to a common substrate, you’ll have created split face marble. This intricate and elegant approach is a great way to strike meaningful contrasts between different veins and shades.

If you’re unfamiliar with the term ‘splitface tiles’ or, as they’re sometimes referred to, ‘split face tiles,’ they essentially consist of strips of a particular material, which are cut to different widths, heights and thicknesses, and are arranged to create a staggered, multi-levelled surface.

split face (sawed bed) – usually split face is sawed on the beds and is split either by hand or with machine so that the surface face of the stone exhibits the natural quarry texture. splitstone finish – obtained by sawing to accurate heights then breaking by machine to required bed widths.

Rock Face

Rock Face Thasos is produced from marble following a special treatment. The front surface of the pieces is natural while the back surface which is glued to the wall is flat and machine-cut.
The austere white and the crystals of Thasos marble are the main characteristics of the Rock face, which explains why we often encounter it in minimal architectural designs.


Its thinness and installation ease contribute to the popularity of Rock Face in façade cladding and internal decoration. The same material also produces natural angles to cover corners in walls and columns, thereby reinforcing the final result and giving the feeling of a building completely constructed from stone.

Rock Face is a broad term used in the building materials industry for any material that has been broken or split to expose a rougher surface. In the case of stone, the split face is desirable as it provides natural texture and stratification that is hard to duplicate outside of nature.

Split face steps are created using a hydraulic splitter to provide a rough texture that blends well with natural wallstone and flagging. Rock face steps are split larger than they need to be, and then trimmed to size by hand with a hammer and chisel. This leaves the edges bold and rocky

So we hear you saying “are split face tiles okay in the rain then?” Yes they are, it’s natural stone which comes from the ground so it’s perfect for use outside, you just need to fit them to a waterproof substrate and seal them to protect the surface from any surface stains.


Split Face Egyptian Marble

Split Face Larger sizes

Rock Face



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