Marble and granite surface finishes
Marble and granite tiles are two of the most popular and highly sought-after materials for home décor and flooring. While both materials offer beautiful and timeless aesthetics, each has its own unique characteristics that make it stand out from the other. One of the ways to further customize the look and feel of marble and granite tile is through the use of different surface finishes. Here are some of the most common marble and granite surface finishes.
Various marble and granite surface finishes available:
POLISHED Finish – Polishing gives the stone a highly reflective sheen that produces the least porous finished surface. This finish gives the stone a very elegant and rich look, providing it with a pinnacle depth of colour.
HONED – This finish is created by buffing the stone slightly less than the highest level. The result is a smooth matte and more natural appearance. A honed finish refers to any level that is less than polished.
LEATHERED Finish – Leathering is the process of texturing the granite’s smooth surface, leaving it less glossy and “non-slip”. It is easy to clean and maintain, as well as smooth to the touch. Therefore, leathering is a perfect balance between style and practicality.
ACID-WASHED – An acid-washed finish is a non-slip finish. This finish only works with certain colours/stones and gives the stone a rougher texture, depending on the level of acid wash that you want to go. We can manipulate our stone with this technique.
BRUSHED Finish – As the name implies, brushed marble is made by brushing the stone with hard nylon or steel. This results in a more antique and worn look that is less slippery compared to honed or polished marble.
SANDBLASTED: This finish is achieved by blasting the tile with a fine grit to create a unique textured look. The sandblasted finish is perfect for adding a rustic look to your tile.
No matter which type of finish you choose for your marble or granite tile, you can be sure that it will add a unique and beautiful look to your space.