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March 28, 2012

Counter-Top: Stone Surface Series


So far we’ve looked at the Polished and Honed stone surfaces. If you missed those posts, you can see them here and here. This week let’s look at the leathered stone surface. Here’s our definition:

Brushed, Leathered, or Antiqued: This finish is not as flat as a honed surface but no where near the gloss of a polished surface finish. Let’s say it has some sheen to it. It is not smooth like honed or polished surfaces. It is not rough but has a smooth bumpy texture. This finish does retain more of the stones natural color than a honed surface but at the same time not the vibrant colors you’ll see if it’s polished. So in summary, it has some sheen with a smooth bumpy texture. Also, please realize that because each stone is composed of varying amounts of different minerals the amount of texture will vary from stone to stone and some colors will not “leather”.

These are all leathered surfaces of different color granites. I took different angles to try and show not only the sheen, but the texture of the finish
Photo:  Lesher Natural Stone, Quartz, & Tile
Photo:  Lesher Natural Stone, Quartz, & Tile
Photo:  Lesher Natural Stone, Quartz, & Tile

This one has texture which you can’t see in the photo, but it does reflect the pattern and color’s sheen variations.


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