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March 20, 2012

Counter-Top: Stone Surface Series

Last week we looked at the polished stone surface. If you missed it you can see it here. This week let’s look at the honed stone surface. Here’s our definition:

Honed: A honed surface has a flat to low sheen. So, if you think of paint, it’s similar to a satin finish. In the stone industry we call it honed. This surface is smooth to the touch with no gloss. Honed stone colors are not as vibrant as the same stone polished. The honed surface tends to leave larger pores than the polished finish, making it a little more susceptible to staining. At Lesher Natural Stone, Quartz, & Tile we apply a premium stone sealer to all stone surfaces before they leave our fabrication facility.

Here’s a honed surface laying on top of a polished surface.  Both stones are marble and similar in color:

 Photo: Lesher Natural Stone, Quartz, & Tile
You can feel the difference and see the stone on the bottom reflects light because it has a gloss finish while the stone on the top is flat with no reflection.
 Photo: Lesher Natural Stone, Quartz, & Tile 
Next week we’ll look at yet another surface option for stone.
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