These days. there are many different ways that granite can be finished. Choosing the finish can affect not only the look of the stone, but its surface characteristics and performance as well. Most of all our stones are stokced in the traditional polished finish but we also stock some materials in honed as well as brushed finish.

Polished Finish
  • Polished granite has been the finish of choice for kitchen and bathroom countertops for many years. The polished finish is achieved by grinding the surface of the stone with a series of diamond abrasives...

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  • Polished granite has been the finish of choice for kitchen and bathroom countertops for many years. The polished finish is achieved by grinding the surface of the stone with a series of diamond abrasives until a glossy finish is reached. The polished surface is highly reflective and provides the highest level of color and depth to the stone. Stone with a polish finish is typically easy to clean and maintain. The majority of natural granite slabs we carry have a polished finish.

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Honed Finish
  • The honed finish is not new to the stone industry but has continued to gain in popularity in recent years. A honed finish is achieved by grinding the surface of the stone with a series of diamond abrasives...

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  • The honed finish is not new to the stone industry but has continued to gain in popularity in recent years. A honed finish is achieved by grinding the surface of the stone with a series of diamond abrasives, but stopping short of a polished finish around 800 grit. The matte finish softens the colors of the stone and gives it more of a softer feel than compared to polished granite. Honed finish on darker stones can be a bit more difficult to maintain and may require more frequent sealing. By far, the most requested honed material is black; therefore we currently only stock black granite in honed finish.

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Brushed Finish
  • Brushed finish, also called leather or antique finish, has gained popularity in recent years. As buyers seek alternatives to the traditional polished finish, brushed finish offers something new and unique...

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  • Brushed finish, also called leather or antique finish, has gained popularity in recent years. As buyers seek alternatives to the traditional polished finish, brushed finish offers something new and unique. A brushed finish is typically achieved by the use of diamond-impregnated brushes. The brushes are used to brush the surface of the stone and leave a soft, textured finish, similar to an orange peel. The brushed finish feels nice to the touch and gives the granite a rustic look. Brushed finished granite is fairly easy to maintain and hides oil smudges and water spots. We offer a variety of stones with a brushed finish.

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