When most people think of a solid surface such as granite they automatically think of a polished looking surface. But, there are different finishes that a stone can have. For example, most marbles we prefer to put a honed finish on because scratches are less noticeable. Honing is a process that we only do to marble.
This is a picture of a honed piece of marble.
Granites can also have a less polished look. This different finish is called antiqued. The antiqued finish has a leathered feel to it. The shine is gone and the stone looks lighter. Also, the antiqued look will also lessen the visibility of small veins through out the stone.
This is a picture of African Tapestry Antiqued. Notice the lack of shine.
These looks can calmer and not as bold as the traditional polished look. They look great and are a wonderful option if you want something a little different.
CaesarStone is an engineered stone that we have been selling. It has many of the same characteristics as granite. Such as the durability of the stone. You can place hot items directly on the counter top, it does not chip or crack easily, and it is easy to clean. However, one of the disadvantages of the stone is the lack of natural beauty. BUT, movement and lack of control is not for everyone. In the larger cities CaesarStone is dominating the markets due to its contemporary characteristics. CHECK IT OUT!
** This picture was taken from the CaesarStoneUS website.**
Now that the home show is over, it would be great to get an idea of what everyone thought. Roughly 30,000 people attended this years event, and I am assuming everyone has an opinion. Even if it is just the layout of the home show, favorite house, or the latest trends that can be seen throughout the event.
Many of the houses were patio homes, which is becoming very popular. If people are not aware there is a tax advantage of owning a patio, which is roughly a 40% tax break. So I am curious as to everyone opinion on the event.