Granite can come in 3 different finishes: Polished, Honed and Antiqued.
Polished is the most widely used and is the most resilient to stains.
Honed gives the stone a matt finish, and black honed surfaces are often used instead of slate – granite being much more hardwearing. The honing process does make the stone more porous and it is therefore slightly more susceptible to superficial staining than a polished finish.
Antiquing the stone involves flame texturing the surface or bush hammering it to produce a textured finish. This is a very tactile material and is suitable for use in the appropriate kitchens, bathrooms and hearths. We currently only have this available in a small variety of granites which produces a fabulous finish. Please call and ask.
I got my countertops done at MTM and was not sorry. They worked with my cabinetry supplier and I did not have to go very long without counters. Arlen explained the process and I got to pick my granite as a slab. Not with just a small sample! I do not think anyone has Arlen’s expertise in stone any where in southern Alberta!!
Thank you!!! I refer you all the time!
I had my kitchen redone a few years ago and went to another place 1st. they were ok, but way more expensive for the same exact counter material. But when I went here was treated awesome with great professional help. I wanted a black counter top and was told to reconsider as he had other clients that did and wished they hadn’t. I went and got the black and loved it. But he was right wish I had gone with another color or White. they know their stuff. HIGHLY Recommend