Finishing Absolute Black (and other black granites)Original Post date: 2008-06-25 10:09:12
Revised 2013-02-14 14:07:23
Black makes a statement. I don't need to convince you that you like it. But you think polished is just too much. Ok so how about doing a honed finish? Well, the problem is a honed black surface is probably the worst from a maintenance standpoint. Every fingerprint, dust, food, etc will show. Additionally a honed black counter top can look great from one angle, but appear less than ideal from another angle (due to lighting, quality of finish, etc). Luckily there is a solution, the leather finish. From our experience, the leather finish it is easier to obtain a more uniform consistent finish on black granites. Also the leather finish on black granites does not show fingerprints and dirt as much as either a polished or honed finish, making for easier maintenance.
Our recommendation for black granites is the leather finish. However, if you really want it honed, we can do that too. We have been working on techniques to provide as consistent a finish as possible for honing black granites. Regardless of which finish you choose we are confident you will enjoy your granite counters for years to come.