Adding marble to your home will make it look and feel luxurious. Marble is found all over the world and there are different ways it can be finished to change the way it looks.
Honed Marble Definition & Care
Honed marble is extremely scratch resistant as it is absent of a glossy finish. If it does happen to get scratched, it will be less noticeable when light hits it. The biggest downfall here is that it can allow spilled liquids to seep in. It is also less slippery when wet. It is used in high-traffic areas due to the fact it is less slippery when wet like bathroom floors, kitchen floors, living room and entry ways. It can even be applied to kitchen countertops. After liquids are spilled on honed marble you’ll need to wipe them up as soon as possible. Don’t use regular soap when cleaning honed marble. It will seep into the marble and cause the color of it to darken. The best way to clean honed marble is to use a mildly abrasive household detergent with bleach.
Polished marble has a smoother finish and looks a lot shinier and glossy. Polished marble will also protect the marble and is able to handle more wear and tear as well as stains and because it is more glossy, it will be more prone to scratches. Because it is more prone to scratches it’s best not to use polished marble in high-traffic areas. It will begin to wear and tear more easily. It is more slippery, so it should not be used in bathrooms. You can use it on countertops in the bathroom and the kitchen. You will not have to re-seal polished marble as often as honed but you do need to clean spills quickly just as with the honed marble. Using a small brush with water and a mild bleach solution will do a great job a cleaning polished marble. You’ll need to make sure you’re not brushing too hard as it can damage the surface and using detergent that has too much ammonia in it can mar the surface.
Honed Marble VS Polished Marble
Marble will change, age and wear over time because it’s a natural material. Honed and polished marble have different characteristics but both surfaces are composed of the same material and there are substances that will cause stains. Vinegar, fruit juices, tea, coffee, mustard, alcoholic beverages, tomato products, butter and make-up can stain your marble. Marble will not stain immediately, but you should not allow spills to sit on the surface for long periods of time. You will need to completely clean the surface of either before you do any re-sealing. You need to consider your attitude towards the product when deciding which one to go with. If you want it to look the same way it looked the day it was installed, go with polished as it’s more durable. Honed marble is more absorbent and may require more maintenance. You will need to completely clean the surface of either before you do any re-sealing
Marble Cleaning, Polishing & Sealing in Las Vegas Valley NV, Summerlin, North LV & Henderson Nevada
It’s important to do your homework before picking out marble because there are pros and cons with polished or honed. Whichever you do decide to go with, you can trust Silver State Floor Restoration to keep it looking it’s best. Contact us for all your hard cleaning needs.