Surfaces, colours and styles

Bohus granite lasts from generation to generation and becomes more beautiful with each passing year. Our range comprises six different surface treatments and five different style concepts. These enable you to achieve exactly the effect you are looking for – everything from natural rusticity to hypermodern elegance, both indoors and out.

Granite is an entirely natural product. It is quarried, cleft (split) or sawn to the right dimensions and then worked to give the right surface for your purposes. At Benders, we speak about surface treatments and style concepts. Our products undergo one or more surface treatments. To help you find the right product for the right setting, we then have our style concepts.

Surface treatments

Natural-cleft granite

Natural-cleft granite has the naturally diverse and uneven surface structure that results when blocks are cleft (split) using wedges. This granite has a rustic air that is highly suitable where a natural effect is sought. Steps, walls and posts in garden settings are examples of popular uses of natural-cleft granite.

Tumbled granite

Subjecting granite to the tumbling process gives a antique patinated surface. Amongst other uses, tumbled granite is popular for paving stones.

Flamed granite

Flamed granite is sawn to size. This makes it possible to meet tight dimensional tolerances. After sawing, the surface is subjected to intense heating so that the stone crystals fracture to give a mildly waved, rough elegant finish. Flamed granite provides good protection against slipping and is thus excellent in, for example, steps, slabs and bench tops, not least in public spaces, but also outdoors.

Bush-hammered granite

Bush-hammered granite has been treated with a compressed-air hammer to give a granular surface structure that has a particular finesse. It also provides good protection against slipping. Uses for which it is suitable include steps and bench tops.

Polished or Honed granite

Polished or Honed granite has a completely smooth and shiny surface or matt sanded surface that is extremely resistant and not require any direct maintenance. It is often used for façades, floors and worktops where an air of distinction is sought.


Bender Bohusgranit (Bohus granite) comes in two colours. The colour is determined by the source quarry.

Grey Bohus granite, from for example Ävja and Näsinge.
Red Bohus granite, from for exampel Red Ävja and Nolby.

We also refine granite in other colors.

Granite is a natural material where color changes can occur.

Style concepts


Rural, natural, the visible faces of the granite have been wedge-split.


Classic, patinated, the visible faces of the granite have been both wedge-split and tumbled.


Trendy, functional, one visible face has been flamed while all other visible faces have been wedge-split.


Tasteful, austere, all visible faces have been flamed.


Refined, restrained, all visible faces have been bush-hammered.

Näsinge Rustik (natural-cleft)

Näsinge Elegant (flamed)

Näsinge Finess (bush-hammered)

Ävja Rustik (natural-cleft)

Ävja Elegant (flamed)

Ävja Finess (bush-hammered)

Red Ävja Rustik (natural-cleft)

Red Ävja Elegant (flamed)

Red Ävja Finess (bush-hammered)

Nolby Rustik (natural-cleft)

Nolby Elegant (flamed)

Nolby Finess (bush-hammered)

For complete offerings and product information, read about our natural stone range.