What is honed natural stone?

When you install natural stone worktops, your supplier might ask you if you would like a honed finish. It is important to understand the pros and cons of all finish types so that you can choose the most suitable option for your home.

Honed natural stone is not shiny or glossy like polished stone. It also has more of a velvety or satin-like feel to it. Honed finishes are highly scratch resistant since it lacks that glossy finish. When it does get scratched, the light does not reflect off of it and emphasize the scratch.

The main disadvantage is that honed natural stone is that it tends to be more porous than polished stone. This means that you need to take extra care and clean up spills as soon as they happen. Once a spill sets in, it can leave a stain that won’t come out no matter what you do. Stains can be prevented by exercising caution and by keeping a clean, damp cloth on hand in the event of a spill.

When cleaning honed natural stone, it is important to use the right cleaning substances. Avoid regular soap since it will penetrate the surface and seep into the stone which will result in a darker colour. If you are unsure about the type of detergent to use, check with your stone supplier and they should be more than happy to make some recommendations.

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