Different finishes provide further diversity within the natural stone categories.
- Polished Surface creates a mirror like shine. Granite, marble, and limestone are often polished and require varying degrees of maintenance to retain their shine.
- Honed Surface produces a matte or stain finish. Fewer scratches will be shown and the tiles require little maintenance. Slate, limestone, and marble are your best choices for this finish.
- Acid Wash Finish creates an antique look. Scratches are barely shown with this finish and most stones can be acid washed.