Not every countertop gets polished. This is a white carrara island that we recently refinished for a customer of ours. Rather than taking it to a high gloss polish we left it at a Satin Finish.
The care instructions for a matte or satin finish are the same as a polished surface. A chemical etch manifests as a dull spot so when a highly polished surface is etched it is glaringly obvioius. One advantage of a honed finish is that when an imperfection shows up. It is a lot harder to spot it. That doesn't mean that its not there it just means that you have to work a little harder to find it.
A honed finish refers to any finish that is not a high gloss polish. We typically offer two choices for a honed finish - matte and satin. Matte finishes offer little to no reflection with light sources defined in reflection as soft balls of glowing light. The satin finish will show more details in the reflection and will show light sources with more detail.
By Josh Huseby 7-14-2017
Our techniques are the same ones that have been used by Italian Master for centuries. We service all types of natural stones and concrete. Our process is free of corrosive acids and chemicals.
We use a proven five-step process to turn back the clock on your stone, extending its life and keeping it as beautiful as it can possibly be for as long as possible.