Surface Finishing alters a stone's natural appearance. The kind of treatment used on a slab dictates its final color, texture, durability, and porosity. The array of available finishes allows us to use a granite or marble in a wide range of applications, be it a countertop, flooring, or wall cladding.

Here are the most commonly used finishes for stone:

Polished Black Black Granite for Sale in the Philippines
Black Galaxy, Polished Finish

a. Polished

  • The smoothest and most reflective of all types of surface treatments
  • Brings out the full color and highlights the character of the material
  • Achieved by grinding the cut face with successively finer grades of abrasive
  • The least porous of all finishes available
  • Ideal for indoor applications, like kitchen countertops, vanity tops, entrances, and lobbies
Honed Black Granite for Sale in the Philippines
Absolute Black, Honed Finish

b. Honed (Matte)

  • A smooth satin finish minus the gloss
  • Has the same durability of a traditional polished finish, but requires more frequent resealing
  • Highly susceptible to fingerprints and watermarks, which are quickly noticeable to the naked eye
  • Preferred finish for floors, stairs, and other locations where the presence of water might make a polished finish too slippery
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Jet Black, Flamed Finish

c. Flamed

    • Deeply textured surface finishing ideal for outdoor applications where slip resistance is required
    • Produced by applying a high-pressure flame over the stone, resulting in an exfoliated texture
    • Highly-porous
    • Needs sealing to maintain the stone's original color and appearance over time
  • Applicable only on granite
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Gray Honda, Bush hammered Finish

d. Bush hammered

    • Deeply textured surface ideal for outdoor applications where slip resistance is required
    • Has a consistent texture
    • Created by the repeated impact of a multi-pointed pneumatic steel tool on the stone's surface
  • Needs sealing to maintain the stone's original color and appearance over time

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