Types of Stone Countertop Finishes
When it comes to choosing a style of stone for your countertop, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. There are certain aspects and qualities of each type of stone to consider, but, at the end of the day, you should choose the stone that speaks to you and your home. However, when it comes to the finish of the stone, there are more pragmatic choices to be made. Listed below are all of the different types of finishes we offer and the different qualities of each to help you in making your decision.
The honed finish, often referred to as a "matte" finish, is a smooth finish that creates a duller look; this softens the overall feel of the space. Unlike a polished finish, the honed finish does not give off a glossy or shiny gleam. Rather, this finish absorbs and redistributes natural light evenly throughout your space.
The leathered finish, also known as the "brush" finish, is a newer type of finish that has become more common in recent years. To create this finish, our experts begin with a honed finish and run diamond-tipped brushes over the surface to create a subtle, dimpled texture. This technique results in a slightly more sophisticated look and retains the natural color of the stone more effectively than the matte honed finish.
The polished finish looks just how it sounds. The stone is buffed and polished to the point that the surface becomes extremely shiny and mirror-like. This is the most common finish for most types of stone as it is easy to clean and resists stains as the polishing process seals the stone, making it less porous.
If you have questions about which finish might be right for you and your home, feel free to contact us or pay our experts a visit at our showroom!
References: Restoration Master, HGTV