I love the look of honed natural stone such as granite. What do you know about honed stone and the up keep? Which would be best to use for a kitchen to achieve this look and be most durable – Ann
Honed granite in the kitchen can be very elegant as well as present an ‘old world’ or even very modern ambiance. However, the wrong honed granite, such as “Black Absolute” can create a nightmare maintenance situation because of its homogenous dark color and mineral structure that shows every finger print and cleaning pattern. I have written other important postings about Black Absolute so be sure to read then before choosing this color. Just search, “Black Granite” on the blog.
Polished granite is my preference but I can definitely understand the ‘honed’ presentation. It is more appropriate in some cases. It should not be for me to recommend one or the other unless maintenance is major concerned or the full design scope was explained.
Honed granite colors still need to be professionally sealer. Let me know which color you finally decide upon and I will give you my specific comments.