Natural Cut Stone

Thermal-Top Steps & Treads

Kafka Starlight Black Granite Thermal-Top Steps

An Impressive Addition to Your Landscape

Kafka Granite’s Thermal-Top Steps and Treads will deliver a lifetime of beauty and durability to your residential or commercial project. Each of our sandstone or granite natural stone steps and stair treads are sawn to height, allowing for a more efficient installation process — with no shimming or re-leveling required. These products come with a standard thermal top finish for increased traction.

Kafka’s Thermal-Top Steps feature a rock-faced front with the remaining edges sawn, while our Thermal-Top Treads can either have sawn or rock-faced edges.

Available in four finishes.




Kafka’s handcrafted natural stone steps and treads have sawn tops and bottoms for a streamlined installation, virtually eliminating the need for shimming and re-leveling. These hardscapes maintain their integrity for decades, and pair seamlessly with many of our other product lines for years of enjoyment.

In fact, Kafka has the ability to source your entire project from the same quarry, ensuring that any complementary natural stone products are perfectly cohesive.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The process of creating a thermal finish involves exposing the wet surface of a stone to intense heat. This results in a skid and slip-resistant surface, perfect for commercial or residential landscaping projects. The high temperature also serves to further reveal the unique look of each natural stone product.

Typical outcropping stone is rough on all sides, which requires extra time and effort during installation. When developing Kafka Granite’s Natural Stone Hardscapes, such as Thermal-Top Steps and Treads, we wanted to create a natural stone product line that performs better and installs more easily. Our natural stone steps and treads are sawn on the top and bottom, streamlining the installation process. While professional installation is still necessary, it will proceed more quickly and smoothly than it would with traditional outcropping stone.

Our Thermal-Top Steps and Treads are sawn to height, which effectively eliminates the need for shimming and re-leveling during installation. This provides a significant advantage over other natural stone products with uneven surfaces. The end result is a quicker setup process and more efficient installation, with the potential for a lower final project cost.

Natural stone is a high-end alternative to cultured or manufactured stone. Despite its higher price point, our sandstone and granite stone steps and stair treads — along with other natural stone hardscapes — offer superior value in the long run. Just consider the longevity of your project — manufactured stone and other cheaper materials tend to degrade and discolor after repeated exposure to the elements. Natural stone, on the other hand, wears beautifully, maintaining its look and integrity in nearly any environment.

Make the choice you’ll feel good about for years to come. Turn to Kafka Granite’s natural stone hardscapes for your next retaining wall, stone steps, or other landscaping projects.

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