Often it gets tricky for homeowners to draw a line of distinction between Honing, Polishing and grinding; more often than not, homeowners face this confusion and end up making wrong decisions. First off, it’s important to understand that Honing, polishing and grinding all effectively do the same thing, that is, these processes help your stones regain their aesthetic value. The distinction comes when you consider the end-look of your stones.
Honing is a less aggressive version of Grinding where the main purpose is to remove scratches and etches from your stone surfaces to achieve a fine and even texture on the surface of your stone. But, it will not give you the glossy and aristocratic finish that can be achieved from grinding. Therefore, honing is for the ones who want all the scratches and etches removed from their stone surfaces and at the same time want to retain that classic look. Another basic benefit of honing is the fact that it makes your stone surfaces more slip resistant by providing more traction.
Honing can be done on bench tops, vanities, floors and walls, baths, pool surrounds, shower bases, bathroom floors, etc. and can be undertaken on all type of stones. It is usually carried out in steps; in the primary step all types of abrasions are removed from the stone surface. In the secondary step, industrial diamond pads are used to work the stone up through the grades to achieve the desired hone; which can be a low matte finish, mid matte finish, or high matte finish. In the final step, the focus is on bringing the natural color and luster back to your stone surface.
At Stone Surgeon, we do not hesitate going an extra mile to equip the customers with necessary knowledge so that they can make an informed decision and understand their desired look before carrying out the job. This is why; our results are always in alignment to your expectations and the job satisfaction is guaranteed.