A honed finish is super chic and modern! It doesn’t have a shine and creates a more flat appearance than a polished finish.
Putting a honed finish on a stone will almost always make it appear lighter in color. When a polished stone is honed, the depth, hues, and veins that were once very prevalent are often muted and more subtle. This can make a space feel really ethereal and calming.
Why we love a honed finish: Because honed finishes are already matte, the dull marks from scratches and etches are more likely to be camouflaged and masked than on a polished finish surface
One thing to be aware of with a honed finish: The pores in a honed stone are more receptive to liquid and therefore a honed finish could stain a little bit more easily than a polished surface.
We can hone stone at Metropolitan: We have the machinery to add a honed finish to natural stone in our Norwood, Massachusetts stone fabrication shop
Quartz comes in honed finishes: Some quartz brands offer colors with a honed matte finish
Check out our stone slab gallery for inspiration!