HONED VS. POLISHED MARBLE. WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?
Marble is an elegant and luxurious natural stone you can stall in your home. It can be applied from your flooring to your walls and countertops. Marble is a great choice when looking for both durability and gorgeous aesthetics.
One of the best things about working with marble is that you can decide the type of texture you want your stone to have. You can either go for honed marble or polished marble. But, what’s the difference and how do you choose?
Honed marble finish is matte, it has no shine and doesn’t reflect light. It is an ideal choice for organic, natural looks. It doesn’t draw too much attention so it creates a warm, neutral background to incorporate bolder decorative elements. A honed finish looks as if it was naturally weathered by the elements, it doesn’t show minor surface damages like etches or scratches making it a great choice for high-traffic and wet areas. However, honed marble tends to be more porous so it will require sealing more frequently than polished marble to prevent damage. Consult this maintenance always with your fabricator.
Polished marble is the most common marble finish. It is basically the opposite of a honed finish, It has a smooth and glossy shine, and it is highly reflective. It is ideal for a lavish and high-end look and can work on its own as a decorative element. Because of its glossy finish, if polished marble is scratched it can be very noticeable, so it is not the best choice for heavily frequented areas, it can also be very slippery. However, it is less susceptible to having stains, which is why it can be a good consideration for countertops or bathroom walls.