There are many different styles of granite monuments and memorials. You need to know the correct industry terminology to describe them when ordering or discussing options with the cemetery or other dealer. It is also very important that you check with the cemetery where the marker will be installed. All cemeteries have rules and regulations that specify the size and style of markers that are allowed.
Memorial Finish Definitions
POLISHED - Smooth surface, high gloss mirror like shine
SAWED - Smooth surface, dull look of the natural stone
STEELED - Smooth surface, appears lighter and frosted
ROCK PITCHED - Rough surface, finished with hammer and chisel