tooled finish

tooled finish, tooled surface

In stonework, a fluted, flat surface that usually carries 2 to 12 concave grooves per inch (5 to 30 per centimeter); also called tooling.
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Reconstituted stone, which is often limestone-based, can be smooth or have a rough, tooled finish. The south Somerset and Dorset area is a popular source for the base stone in these types of fireplaces, although Bath stone and other local stone are also used quite extensively.