It is achieved by cutting the pieces using steel or diamond straps, diamond wire or diamond discs.

It provides a smooth but somewhat rough, porous and matte surface, with a slightly blurred appearance. When done with a disc, the surface may be left with slight grooves in the form of curves parallel to each other.

Its use is recommended for facades and vertical finishes in exteriors and interiors, interior and exterior pavements (preferably with slopes less than 6% and as long as their degree of slipperiness is checked).