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4 Stone Countertop Finishes for Your Vero Beach Kitchen
When it comes to finishes for your stone countertops you don’t have to stick to the traditional polished look. There are a variety of surfaces to choose from. If you’re looking for something different, consider these options.
In a nutshell, a honed finish is a matte, or flat, surface instead of a polished, reflective one. To achieve this look the stone is slightly ground down to create a matte look that’s smooth and consistent. Keep in mind, though, that stone countertops with honed finishes tend to appear lighter in color.
Natural stones with a leather finish have become increasingly popular. Leathered surfaces aren’t as reflective as polished ones, although they still retain a bit of a sheen.
A leathered finish begins with a surface that’s been honed. Diamond-tipped brushes with different levels of grit are then run across the surface to add a texture that’s similar to subtle dimples.
The resulting leathered texture will depend on the type of stone. Natural stones that are very uniform and consistent in color throughout their composition will have results that are a lot more subtle than ones that are more varied. And darker stones tend to produce the best results when leathered.
A leathered finish offers more stain resistance than its honed counterpart (not to be confused with countertop).
A tumbled technique can give natural stone an aged, weathered look. Tumbled marble, granite, travertine, or slate tiles can work well as countertops. Just remember to install concrete backer board sheets to prep the surface for the tile.
A polished finish has a shiny surface. This very common type of finish, which is often found in most newly-built homes, highlights the veining and coloring of a stone countertop. A polished surface also helps prevent dulling, and shows fewer rings and streaks.
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