Trimstone® panels are available in two of the standard finishes used in the dimensional stone industry: polished and honed.
Using the correct finish is not only essential to maximizing the aesthetic beauty of the product, but it is also critical for ensuring the durability of the stone. A Trimstone® Service Representative will discuss finish options with you to determine what would work best for the particulars of your application.
Finer and smoother in nature than honed finishes, polished finishes give stone surfaces a high luster, making them reflective to the point of being almost mirror-like. Stones that are given a polished finish feature the brilliant colors and grains of the natural material.
A honed finish is produced by uniformly grinding a stone face with high-grit material until a smooth, satin-like (egg-shell), non-reflective surface is achieved. Honed finishes are typically used in high traffic areas, exterior applications, and installations requiring skid resistance.
Sealing your Stone Surface
The industry advises that stone surfaces - whether polished or honed - should be sealed after installation. Since Trimstone® panels are not sealed during production at the factory, we recommend you follow the sealing and maintenance instructions spelled out by the Marble Institute of America. This information can also be found on our Stone Care page.