Choosing the Right Granite Finishes for Your Home
When it comes to granite countertops, there are many different types of finishes to choose from. Each finish has its own unique characteristics and can give your kitchen or bathroom a distinct look and feel. At Troy Granite, we offer a variety of finishes to our customers in Delaware, Pittsburgh, Camp Hill, Harrisburg, and beyond. This article will explore the different types of granite finishes and help you determine which one is right for you.
A polished finish is the most popular and common type of granite finish. It is achieved by grinding and buffing the stone until it reaches a high-gloss shine. This finish gives the stone a smooth and reflective surface that highlights the natural beauty and color of the granite. A polished finish is perfect for homeowners who want a classic and timeless look in their kitchen or bathroom. It is also very easy to clean and maintain.
A honed finish is a matte or satin finish that is achieved by grinding the surface of the granite with a series of increasingly fine abrasives. This finish has a soft, velvety feel and a low sheen, which gives it a more natural and organic look than a polished finish. A honed finish is great for homeowners who want a more subtle and understated look for their countertops. However, it is important to note that honed finishes can be more prone to staining and require more maintenance than polished finishes.
A leathered finish is a newer type of finish that has become increasingly popular in recent years. It is achieved by using diamond-tipped brushes to create a textured surface that resembles the texture of leather. This finish has a natural, rustic look that can give your countertops a unique and distinctive character. A leathered finish is great for homeowners who want a more organic and textured look for their countertops.
A flamed finish is achieved by exposing the granite to intense heat and then cooling it with water. This process causes the surface of the stone to flake and peel, creating a rough and textured surface. A flamed finish has a natural and organic look that is perfect for outdoor kitchens or rustic and industrial-style interiors. However, it is important to note that a flamed finish can be more porous and, therefore, more prone to staining than other finishes.
A brushed finish is achieved by using a wire brush to create a textured surface that has a matte or satin finish. This finish has a subtle, natural look that is perfect for homeowners who want a simple and understated look for their countertops. A brushed finish is also great for hiding fingerprints and smudges.
At Troy Granite, we offer all of these types of finishes, and more, to our customers in Delaware, Pittsburgh, Camp Hill, Harrisburg, and beyond. We also offer our customers the best granite specials, quick installation, and a free in-home estimate. Currently, we have a $1499 granite countertop deal that includes material, fabrication, and installation. Contact us today to learn more about our granite finishes and how we can help you create the perfect look for your home.
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