Many of our customers often inquire about cost-effective ways to change the appearance of their stone countertops without compromising their budget. Stone counters are a long-term investment that adds beauty and functionality to your home, maintaining their allure for several decades when properly cared for. However, for homeowners who wish to update the look of their stone countertops, navigating this process can be challenging.
The good news is that it is indeed possible to transform the look of your countertops without compromising the integrity or value of the stone. If you’re wondering, “How can I change the finish of my natural stone?” then continue reading for some insightful information.
The finish applied to your stone significantly impacts its appearance. Marble and granite counters are popular choices for kitchens and bathrooms, often adorned with a high-gloss polish. This glossy finish creates a reflective sheen that beautifully captures the light in any room. While this has remained a popular choice for many years, it’s important to note that it’s not the sole option when it comes to enhancing the finish of your countertops.
An alternative favored by homeowners in kitchens and bathrooms is honed marble and granite. Honed natural stone surfaces possess a matte finish, adding a contemporary touch that leaves a lasting impression on anyone who beholds it.
Homeowners can effortlessly change the appearance of their stone surfaces by simply altering the finish. This transformation can be accomplished in a single session, during which professionals can also clean and seal the stone for optimal results.
Now, you may be wondering if honed surfaces require stone sealant. The answer is yes. To safeguard any natural stone surface in your home from staining and damage, it’s crucial to apply a clear, protective sealant. Both polished and honed natural stone slabs and tiles are highly porous, making them susceptible to external elements. Therefore, sealing the stone upon installation is imperative as it fills the pores with a protective layer, preventing dirt, moisture, and debris from penetrating the surface and compromising the natural beauty of the stone.
Another remarkable aspect of having natural stone surfaces is the versatility they offer. You can easily switch between a glossy, polished look and a smooth, velvety matte appearance, thanks to the adaptability of stone. Our team is dedicated to working closely with you to achieve your desired results for your kitchen and bathroom countertops. Whether you seek to change the appearance of your stone countertops or floors, our team of experienced contractors is here to assist you. Schedule an appointment with us to explore the various options available for enhancing the stone surfaces in your space.
Since honed marble is a matte finish it is more resistant to scratches. Even if honed marble does get scratched, it is less noticeable because the scratch won’t be as easy to see when light reflects off it, like with a polished surface. On the other hand, honed marble is more susceptible to stains, so it important to clean them up spills immediately. Since it is matte, when the surface gets wet, it is less slippery than polished making it a great choice for flooring.
Polished marble is coated which acts as a protectant, making it less susceptible to stains. Consequently, the highly reflective surface means more visible scratches. Since polished marble is very smooth, this makes it a dangerous option for flooring in high traffic areas because or bathrooms because it can be very slippery when wet. It is, however, a classic choice for kitchen and bathroom countertops.
Safe Stone Cleaner for Any Finish
Modern Stone Care Stone & Tile Floor Cleaner is a neutral (ph 7) marble safe floor cleaner which is to be used for regular maintenance on any hard surface not harmed by water. It was originally made to protect calcite based stones, such as marble, limestone, & travertine, which are alkaline in nature due to the mineral content, from chemical etching. It’s no rinse, streak free properties make this cleaner ideal for any hard surface, as it does not leave a dulling film or residue. Special organic slats in its formula act as “moisturizers” thus preventing natural stone from “drying out.” It also contains optical brighteners to enhance the finish of the surface on which it is used.
If you have any questions or concerns about this cleaning product contact us today. Our customer service representatives will be happy to go over the ingredients and instructions when using this natural stone safe cleaner.
Natural Stone Refinishing in Houston
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 in Houston.