A honed finish of marble and natural stone features a satin surface with relatively low light reflection.
It involves chaffing of silicon carbide or diamond particles to get rid of any trace of scratches and then removing a certain amount of deep-seated soil on the stone.
It provides a smooth and matt surface that gives a warmth ambiance and elegant touch of the natural stone.
It gives softer and more delicate look.
The honed surface is kid-friendly and the scratches and etch marks are less visible as well.
The result is a soft appearance that is very pleasant to the eye and the touch.
Generally a honed finish is preferred where the presence of water might make a polished finish slippery, where heavy traffic could wear off the polished finish, or where acidic substances may come into contact with the stone.