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How Can I Change the Appearance of My Stone Countertops?

Many customers come to us asking how they can change the appearance of their stone countertops without breaking their budget. Stone counters are an investment into the appearance of your home because when maintained they remain functional and attractive for several decades. However, for homeowners who decide they no longer like the look of their stone countertops, this can be a difficult place to navigate.

The good news is, it is possible to give your countertops a completely different look without interfering with the integrity or value of the stone. If you are asking ‘How Can I Change the Appearance of My Stone Countertops?’ keep reading.

The Finish on Your Stone Impacts Its Appearance

Whether in the kitchen or bathroom, marble and granite counters are a popular choice. Most often these stone surfaces are given a high gloss polish. This leaves your stone with a reflective glow that catches the light in any room. While this has been a popular choice for decades, it is not the only option when it comes to the finish on your countertops.

Another popular option in bathrooms and kitchens is honed marble and granite. Honed natural stone surfaces are left with a matte finish, giving any space a modern touch that is sure to leave a lasting impression on all who see it.

Homeowners are able to change the appearance of their stone surfaces by simply changing the finish on the stone. This can be done in a single session while also having your stone professionally cleaned and sealed.

Do Honed Surfaces Require Stone Sealant?

When it comes to any natural stone surface in your home, you will want to protect it from staining and damage. The best way to do this is by applying a clear, protective sealant. All natural stone slabs and tiles whether they have been polished or honed are highly porous, leaving them vulnerable. This makes sealing upon installation of the stone essential to fill the pores with protective sealer, otherwise dirt, moisture, and debris will penetrate the tile and take away from the natural beauty of your stone.

Can I Change Honed Stone Back to Polished?

One of the best parts about having natural stone surfaces is the versatility. You can switch up the finish of you stone any time you like, going between a shiny polished look and a satin, velvety matte look. Our team works with you to get your desired results for your kitchen and bathroom countertops. Whether you are looking to change the appearance of your stone countertops or floors, our team of contractors are here to help you. Schedule an appointment with our team to learn more about your options for the stone surfaces in your space.

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 Care You Can Count On

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.


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