Surface Encounters Redford Experts Suggest Several Granite Countertop Finishes
The most popular and all-important finishing touches for a new granite kitchen
Surface Encounters (http://www.granitecountertopsredfordmi.com/) offers a variety of granite countertop finishes. Of the most commonly known granite countertop finishes, polished is the most popular, because it brings the beauty and depth of the granite to a high gloss. Polished granite countertop finishes give a pristine and elegant touch to the kitchen. A polished finish is easy to maintain its high-luster look.
The popularity of honed granite countertop finishes is on the rise in newly remodeled kitchens. A honed finish is smooth with a lower luster than the polished finish. Although this style is less shimmering in appearance, it gives a home a more relaxed and contemporary look, while still maintaining the elegant touch associated with granite countertops. When properly cleaned, maintained and cared for one’s honed granite countertops will last as long as any other finish.
Flamed granite countertop finishes are created by exposing the granite to intense heat followed immediately by intense cooling. The exposure to the extreme temperature causes the granite to melt, and remold the minerals to produce a textured surface. Although used normally in industrial applications Flamed granite countertop finishes can also be an option in the home. For garage work spaces, studios and craft areas flamed finishes are an excellent solution producing a surface that is textured and slip resistant.
Brushed granite countertop finishes, sometimes referred to as antiqued finishes, are created when granite processors gently brush the surface developing a “worn-in” look throughout the stone. A brushed finish offers homeowners the most dramatic granite countertop surface.
Whether the finish is polished, honed, flamed or brushed, the granite countertop offers years and years of enjoyment to the homeowner. A lot of planning goes into remodeling the kitchen, so the interior design specialists at Surface Encounters are happy to assist the customer with all the details, from measuring to finishing and installing new granite countertops. Visit http://www.halfoffgranite.com/ to learn more.
About Surface Encounters:
Surface Encounters has over 100 years accumulated experience fabricating and installing natural stone and granite countertops. Surface Encounters state of the art machinery ensures the highest quality finished product with satisfaction guaranteed. Surface Encounters is dedicated to improving the world one granite countertop at a time. Granite countertops will last a lifetime and never go out of style.
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