Choosing a finish for your countertop is as daunting as choosing the right stone for your kitchen or bathroom. You need to be extra careful while choosing the finish as it plays a significant role in transforming the look of the countertops Edmonton and therefore your exterior space. It’s important to understand what different finish appears like and how they can change the overall look of your stone and home décor. Whether you have marble, granite Edmonton or natural stone countertops, perfect finish is a must to ensure the pristine condition of the countertop.
Polished – A polished finish brings out the best in the natural stone countertop. It is what most of the people look for – a surface that is smooth, shiny, and well, “polished” looking. This finish put a spotlight on the character and color of the stone.
Honed – Natural stone countertop with honed finish is a little softer, and does not give the look of the high gloss intensity of polish. Although it provides the smooth touch of a polished surface, but it renders less shine for a more traditional surface. You can consider this as a matte finish.
Antiqued/Brushed – A brushed finish provides the illusion of natural wear on the surface of the natural stone countertop. This type of finish is impervious to stains and offers the protection of a sealant just as the polished finish.
Flamed – Intense heat is used to achieve this finish on the stone surface, creating a rough texture. This finish is ideal for outdoor projects as it renders tough exterior qualities.
Leathered – It provides a smooth textured feel and doesn’t require any polishing. Imagine a honed look with a brushed feel.
Remember, not every type of stone can be honed and not every type of stone can be polished. The entire process depends upon the type of stone and its texture. Make sure you give due consideration to the advantages and disadvantages of the finish as it is quite costly to switch.
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