Natural Stone Finishes

Different finishes provide further diversity within the natural stone categories.

  1. Polished Surface creates a mirror like shine. Granite, marble, and limestone are often polished and require varying degrees of maintenance to retain their shine.
  2. 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.
  3. Acid Wash Finish creates an antique look. Scratches are barely shown with this finish and most stones can be acid washed.