Optional surfaces are available, they can bring a custom look to our masonry heaters. The surface and the functional characteristics of the stones used by Tulikivi for its soapstone heaters can be altered through different finishing techniques.
Rough face surface
The appeal of the natural, irregular look. Rough face stones are used for decorations and special effects on our soapstone heaters. For special orders, Tulikivi can create entire masonry heaters from rough face stones. Rough face can not be done on round surfaces.
Brushing brings out the different minerals in the stone and lightens its color. The softest rock materials are brushed away to a greater extent than harder ones, so hard minerals form their own patterns on the surface of the stone. This treatment brings life to the stone’s surface.
Tulikivi Classic soapstone
Tulikivi Classic is the most popular soapstone for our masonry heaters. The overall shade of traditional Tulikivi Classic soapstone varies from light grey to dark, pearl grey. It has the color variations characteristic of natural stone, which bring the surface to life.