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Can Polished Granite Be Honed?

Granite is a widely used natural stone in homes and businesses. Its popularity is due to multiple contributing factors including that it is a more accessible natural stone than many others; granite comes in a wide variety of color combinations, and known as a hearty material that can last for decades when properly cared for.


Traditionally, granite surfaces have been polished to the point of giving off a reflective sheen that catches the light. However, in recent years matted granite surfaces have been on the rise, when finished in a process known as, “honing.”


What Is Honed Natural Stone?  

Honed natural stone is the result of when the stone is left in a more natural state. The finish will be velvety and smooth, without the reflective shiny finish you see with polished natural stone. In some cases, honed surfaces will not show off all the colors of your granite to the same level as when it is polished. However, many home and business owners prefer the matte finish for its subtlety and interest.


Is It Possible To Go From Polished To Honed?

The simple answer to this question is yes. Natural stone surfaces can be manipulated through honing and polishing techniques to go from one state to the other. It is not recommended to transition your natural stone frequently or quickly between the two states because it can wear down the stone. If you have a granite or natural stone surface in your home or business that you wish to take from a shiny, reflective finish to a velvety matte finish, contact Modern Stone Care today. We are the Houston experts at honing granite and other natural stone surfaces. Our team knows the needs and vulnerabilities of natural stone surfaces and works with you to ensure your natural stone is being cared for.


What Surfaces Can Be Honed?

Whether you have natural stone for outdoor flooring, interior flooring, countertops, vanities, or the interior of your showers, the professionals at Modern Stone Care are here to help you achieve the finish you desire while keeping your stone completely protected. We work with our clients to help them come up with long term care plans for their natural stone surfaces in order to protect their investment and keep their natural stone surfaces looking great for decades.


Houston Natural Stone Experts

We offer our customers the best natural stone cleaning, sealing, polishing, and restoration services in Houston, TX and surrounding communities. If you have natural stone in your home and want to maximize its lifespan, contact the natural stone professionals at Modern Stone Care today. Leave a job this important to the professionals at Modern Stone Care. We proudly serve The Greater Houston Area, including but not limited to Atascocita, Bellaire,Clear Lake, Cypress,Friendswood, Houston Heights, Houston, Humble, Katy, Kemah, League City, Kingwood, Memorial, Missouri City,Montgomery County, Spring, Spring Branch,Stafford, Sugar Land,Tomball and The Woodlands.


Modern Stone Care
970 Bunker Hill Rd
Houston, TX 77024
(832) 814–2041

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