Can You Make Your Marble Counters Matte

Can You Make Your Marble Counters Matte?

With matted marble countertops growing more and more popular, many home and business owners with shiny, polished marble countertops are wondering, is it possible to make their marble counters matter also? Luckily, the matted marble you see in magazines and home decorating shows is just a finish. Just like the shiny polish finish you have on your marble counters, the matted effect is just done by servicing the top layer of your marble counters. This matted finish is actually known as what is called a, “honed finish.” A honed finish takes your gorgeous natural stone and instead of leaving it with a shiny and reflective finish, makes it matte and velvety. This finish brings a new dramatic interest to a room because it beautifully displays the natural stone, while also showing it in a new, less common, way.


Natural honed counters are rapidly increasing in popularity, making their way into more homes across the world. While this is a more popular look for natural stone countertops, you can also have your natural stone flooring honed to create this gorgeous matte finish. Many people wonder if it is as sustainable as a typical polish, the answer is yes! It is just as easy to sustain and preserve as a polish finish. The main difference between the two is that your polished marble may lose its luster sooner than your honed marble.


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.


These days natural stone, such as marble, granite, slate, travertine, and limestone, have become the most popular options for countertops. For a long time these stones, when selected, were polished and sealed, giving a beautiful and sleek appearance that reflected light and made your space look sparkly and refined. There is a new option though, that is becoming increasingly popular in the world of design. This is a, “honed finish,” on your countertops. A honed finish takes your gorgeous natural stone and instead of leaving it with a shiny finish, makes it matte. This adds a lot of dramatic interest to a room because while it still beautifully displays the natural stone, it also is a less common finish on natural stone. Contact us today to learn more about how you can make your marble countertops look completely different and new.


Marble Finishing in Cypress, TX

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