You’ve picked your granite countertop slab. You’ve picked your edge profile. Now it’s time to nail down the finish you want on the surface of your countertop. Granite Countertops have a few finishing options. They can be polished, rough or honed. Each method gives the stone its own unique texture and look.
The most common granite finish is polished. The main reason being the elegant look it gives off. This look is achieved by grinding heads with progressively finer abrasives and they are used until the countertop is highly polished. Even if your countertops become dull, they can be buffed and polished again to a shine. The is the go-to finish for luxury kitchens. Another reason to choose granite countertops in Norcross Georgia with a polished finish is they are easier to maintain than other finishes. The shiny, sparkling finish will highlight the appearance and color of the stone. If you already have mirror-like reflective surfaces in your kitchen space, you may want to mix and match finishes so the high-gloss doesn’t become overwhelming. Use polished granite on the kitchen island but not the perimeter countertops to achieve this effect.
Honed finishes are growing in popularity for newly installed kitchen counters. The finish will feel smooth but won’t look as shiny as a polished finish. The look will be less of a shimmer but still give a modern and casual feel tot he home, while keeping the elegance of granite. The only downside to honed finish is that it can tend to show more stains than other finishes. Now as long as you care for and maintain your honed granite countertops they will look great for years to come. You can also purchase a sealer to help keep you honed finishes stain-free with less maintenance. The upside of a honed surface is that it doesn’t show scratches as really as polished does. A Great choice for spaces with high amount of lighting.
There are several types of rough finishes such as brushed, leathered, antiqued, and vintage. This rough finish category involved several different processes. These finishes bring out the natural character of the stone. The flamed finish is also popular, the granite surface is exposed to high temperatures and then extreme cooling creating a rough and faded look. These rough surface are great for outdoor applications.
Make sure to choose a granite countertop finish as part of your design. Let us help you plan your finish from the beginning to achieve the perfect texture for you kitchen or bathroom. At AA Granite Fabricator Direct Norcross GA we offer granite countertops design, fabrication and installation for residential home kitchens and bathrooms. We offer new countertops in granite, marble, and quartz in the Norcross Ga and surrounding areas. Contact us for more information or to receive a free quote.