Marble of the World has such a vast selection of unique natural stones that it may be overwhelming to select just one. Choosing your stone is only the first part of your selection process, because you must also decide which stone finish is best suited for your project. Each finish gives the stone a one-of-a-kind quality with unique character and flavor. It is important to know the differences between them. Take a look below to learn more about just some of the stone finishes we offer.
Stone with a polished finish features a reflective and glossy appearance with a smooth texture. This type of finish is most popular for kitchen and bathroom vanity countertops, with granite, marble, and quartzite being popular choices. With proper care and the correct cleaning products, polished stones are fairly easy to clean and maintain.
Honed stone finish is a softer and velvet-like version of the polished finish. In this finishing process, stone is buffed to a satin-like finish. Honed stone presents a matte finish compared to the shiny or glossy appearance of a polish finish. The surface is smooth to the touch, but has more of a dull texture.
Hydro finish is the process where stone is finished with a high pressure water jet. This allows the stone to have varying degrees of roughness while maintaining its natural color. The hydro finish can be used on a variety of thickness, allowing for versatility in design and application.
Newly introduced into our slab inventory, moon finish is a variation of hydro finish that is deeply textured, almost like craters on the moon. This unique finish features landscape surfacing and is popular for stones installed outside, such as the area around a pool.
Leathered finish is a process where the slab is treated with a range of brushes on the surface. This is a way to texturize the stone, achieving a smooth, leather-like texture, which is ideal for those projects that require a softer aesthetic. Trending over the last few years, this “HOT” finish continues to be a popular choice among homeowners and design professionals.
Acid washed stone is treated producing soft and textured markings that give the stone a unique definition. Because of the one-of-a-kind texture, this finish gives off a rustic appearance.
Brushed stone is the process in which the surface of a slab is brushed in order to achieve a worn, aged look. This finish is similar to leathered in its process, but it results in a rough surface rather than a soft one
Linen stone is treated with a manufacturing process which produces a linen-like style or a rougher, raked look, depending on the intensity.
See all these finishes and more at our three conveniently locationed showrooms in Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Palm City/Stuart.