Countertops made of natural stones are important elements in the design of a kitchen. The textures and chromatics of natural stones provide authenticity. A granite kitchen countertop can easily become a central element.
Granite countertops are the most competitive variant in price compared to quartz or composite countertops. Also, granite can be easily matched with other elements such as flooring, wall cladding, window sills etc. Depending on your preferences, granite countertop finishing can be done in different types of profiles, polished or honed. Visit a Denver granite countertops fabrication expert to see the differences.
Honed granite countertops typically have a matte surface or low sheen. The surface is velvety smooth, even if it lacks the particular shine specific to a polished finish. Honed granite is obtained by leaving the stone with its matte look, instead of polishing it. It looks very beautiful and more authentic to many people and has a high durability if it is properly maintained. Maintenance is not difficult, but it is necessary to prevent stains. A honed granite countertop may be scratched more easily than a polished countertop, but its non-reflective finish hides imperfections much better than polished granite.
Another aspect to be taken into account is that a honed granite countertop is typically more expensive than a polished granite countertop, and this is simply because it looks less common.