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Can I Change The Finish On My Natural Stone?

Can I Change The Finish On My Natural Stone?

It happens all of the time, homeowners invest into beautiful natural stone materials for their countertops and floors, and then a few years down the road decide they want to modify the appearance to something new. Luckily, just because you want to change the finish on your natural stone, to revamp its appearance and change the look of your space, does not mean you have to spend all of the money to have your stone removed and replaced! In fact, at Modern Stone Care in Houston, we make it simple for homeowners to modify the finish on their natural stone surfaces, in order to be left with a product that suits their personal style. The surface of your stone, whether, honed or polished, is easily customizable to your preference. Our skilled natural stone experts are able to quickly resurface your stone, leaving you with the flawless finish of your dreams. Contact us today to learn more about the process of updating your natural stone.  


Listed below are some of the most common questions people have when it comes to refinishing their natural stone surfaces:


What is the process to change a polished stone to a honed stone?

Whenever you decide you no longer want a shiny polished stone finish for your countertops or floors, our team can help you get the matte finish you desire. This is done by using a small machine that is similar to the one that is used to polish natural stone, however, this machine does not use thick bristles that polish. Instead, this machine will use coarse padding that moves over the stone slowly in order to grind off the polished base that leaves you with the shiny finish. 


How long does it usually take to make a polished slab honed?

The surface area of your natural stone will greatly impact the amount of time required in order to change the finish of your surfaces. Additionally, the ease of access to the stone will impact the amount of time to complete a honing project. In most cases, a kitchen can be completed within 5-6 hours. 


Does honing the natural stone make my surfaces more vulnerable to damage?

When natural stone is polished, it will create a protective layer which helps to shield the material from staining and etching. Removing the polished finish will open your natural stone up, exposing more of the porous elements, which will make it easier for stains and damage to occur. This is why we highly recommend having your natural stone sealed in order to protect it. Unfortunately, a seal cannot give you 100% protection against potential influences that may threaten the integrity of your stone. The sealant will however fill in the porous tunnels that help to prevent liquids and stains from traveling deep within your stone. 


Will refinishing my natural stone change the color?

Whenever you hone natural stone, you often will notice the color of the stone becomes lightened. This is because natural stone that has become polished tends to emphasize the colors that are naturally occurring within the stone. If you are unsure if you will like the appearance of your natural stone surface once it is honed, our team can start with a small section to show you the effect it will have. If you do not like the honed look we simply can repolish this area.


At Modern Stone Care, our team of natural stone experts is dedicated to providing the best natural stone refinishing services in Houston. We work with a wide range of natural stone materials including slate, marble, travertine, granite, limestone, and more, leaving you with a clean surface without negatively impacting these fragile materials. Natural stone can last a lifetime whenever it is properly cared for, that is why it has been a popular material for centuries, since the beginning of construction. However, when natural stone is not handled properly, you can easily damage it. 


Natural Stone Services in Houston TX

At Modern Stone Care, our team of highly knowledgeable technicians specialize in the restoration, cleaning, polishing, and sealing of all-natural stone surfaces. This includes flooring, countertops, outdoor pool coping, and more. We work hard to ensure your natural stone maintains its beautiful and vibrant appearance for as long as possible. When it comes to the care of your delicate natural stone surfaces, leave it 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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