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Honed Or Polished

What's better, a honed or polished finish?

Quality Stone Restoration can produce the brilliance of a high polish, elegance of a satin finish, or the warm, gentle glow of a quality hone.

More than anything, polishing or honing your marble, travertine, limestone, granite, or other natural stone is a matter of personal preference. What do you enjoy looking at most, and what are your maintenance preferences?

Each finish level has its advantages and disadvantages. The higher the polish, the easier it is to clean and keep clean due to its smoothness. On the downside, any etch marks caused by acidic liquids coming into contact with the stone are much more visible due to the contrast of the dull etch mark against the highly polished stone. With a low hone level, etch marks are much less visible due to less contrast.

The disadvantage to honed stone is the maintenance aspect. On a microscopic level, the surface of a honed floor is very rough compared to a polished surface. That additional texture grabs dirt and grime easier, holds on to it better, requiring professional maintenance more frequently.

 In short, dirt is generally more well hidden on polished surfaces; etches are more well hidden on honed surfaces.  In the end, it’s all about your personal preferences.

  •   We had a very good experience with them. they did an excellent job on our counter tops and on the travertine floors. Yes I would use them again very reasonable... read more

    thumb Richard B.
    10/05/2020

      They did a great job on our kitchen floor for an awesome price! The technician was on time, efficient, and knowledgable. We tried cleaning our kitchen floor ourselves and didn't... read more

    thumb Jessica J.
    6/26/2016

      I really appreciate working with a company that is great at what they do and fair as well. Wilhem is a very nice person and easy to work with. My... read more

    thumb JD S.
    3/04/2020

      Will did an absolutely amazing !  He showed up on time was incredibly professional and did an amazing job on our floors.  We have travertine and marble floors and he... read more

    thumb Clete S.
    8/22/2020
  •   I called Will to help correct a DIY project that had gotten away from me.  After pouring several bags of concrete to make polished concrete countertops, I was left with... read more

    thumb Craig H.
    8/31/2017

      I'd give them 10 stars if I could! Incredible job polishing our marble floors and counter tops!

    thumb Bill B.
    9/14/2019

      Our beautiful granite had a noticeable and growing crack in front of the sink.  Will explained how it happened and repaired it to match the existing markings.  Very professional, and... read more

    thumb Maile C.
    8/09/2020

      Quality Stone Restoration cleaned and sealed our granite countertops and backsplashes in our kitchen.  They had not been sealed or deep cleaned for at least 6 years and Quality Stone... read more

    thumb Aqua V.
    6/21/2016
  •   Wil and his female co worker were very professional from the start.
    They turned my worn out Travertine into a showroom floor.
    My wife and I just purchased our first home... read more

    thumb scott o.
    6/21/2017

      My black stone shower floor gets white and drives me nuts.  Only 3 years old and little ole me is the only one who showers, the shower floor looks like... read more

    thumb phyllis s.
    4/27/2020

      Will was great. He really cares about customer service and was professional in all manners. Estimates were all written, arrival time was texted and follow up was made. and In... read more

    thumb Mark C.
    5/22/2020

      We found Will's website quite by accident but were very impressed with the work it showed.  I reviewed his Yelp reviews and found they were all 5.0!  Amazing.  We asked... read more

    thumb John H.
    5/13/2020
  •   Will did a great job working on our countertops. He came down to our boat and polished the granite. They look beautiful and he was a pleasure to work with.... read more

    thumb Steve L.
    11/29/2021

      Very responsive. Called back the same day. Showed up on time, wearing a mask. Very thorough cleaning . Extremely satisfied with the service and results.

    thumb Mike M.
    3/13/2021

      Sunday morning had my counter tops polished, WOW! I am a cook and my kitchen is small so the difference in look and feel was incredible. Wilhelm took great care... read more

    thumb Cynthia G.
    3/12/2017

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