May 24, 2012
-- Granite countertops are already incredibly unique thanks to the natural process that granite is formed in. You won’t find the same pattern on any two countertops. Depending on where the granite from your countertop slab is quarried from, you could also have a variety of colors to choose from. But one of the more overlooked areas of granite customization is the surface finish, and that’s the one that really completes the package.
“There are a few different finishes your granite surface can have,” said Vitaliy Tereshkov, owner of Universal Stone. “Each one can add a new dimension to your counter, depending on the pattern and color of your counter, as well as the area in your home that surrounds it.”
Universal Stone offers a few finishes for granite countertops;
polished, honed, leathered, and antiqued. The polished look is very reflective and almost mirror-like. The honed look is more matte and dull, and not as reflective. The leathered look offers some of the shine you’d get with a polished finish, but adds some texture. Lastly, the antiqued finish makes your countertop appear more weathered, aged, and dull than the other finishes.
“When you combine one of these finishes with your preferred color and pattern, you can make the granite countertop truly and uniquely yours,” added Tereshkov.
Universal Stone, Inc. fabricates and installs granite, marble, quartz, and soapstone countertops for customers in the Twin Cities region of Minnesota. You can learn more about the company by visiting its website at http://www.universalstone-inc.com
, or you can schedule a free quote by calling (952) 746-4690.