“It takes knowledge, skill and technique to do a great job when honing granite…”

Mr. Mammoth’s experience with the previous company was not the best, he was very hesitant when he called us. We came out to give him a free sample of what we could do. The results we gave him from the honing of his countertops were so impressive that he could not believe it. We use proprietary techniques that create amazing results. We thank Mr. Mammoth for allowing us the pleasure of working at his home and for sharing this video testimonial.

Kitchen & Bathroom Granite Countertop Surface Polishing…

Having the right experience in the field of granite and natural stone buffing and polishing means the difference between a decently buffed or polished granite countertop and a work of art. If you like your countertops looking like glass then we are the company that can provide that for you, let us help you out. At StoneShine we believe that providing the best granite polishing and buffing results is crucial to establishing a loyal customer base, we provide our customers a polished granite finish without the use of artificial products or compounds like the very commonly use “wet look” sealer. These artificial type of chemical compounds will make the natural stone surface in which they are applied shine but never in the same way like through the process of diamond sanding and polishing the stone. At StoneShine we’re rated #1 granite polishing & buffing company in Los Angeles,  Orange County, San Fernando & San Diego. We also serve San Bernardino, Riverside, Palm Springs & Inland Empire.

“Even when the pores on the surface of a polished marble are closed, it doesn’t mean that foreign substances like acids and chlorides can’t penetrate  below its surface and create damage like etching and stains.”

Stains and etching can be prevented simply by sealing your marble surface after it is polished. However a polished marble surface can still not be completely resilient against preventing acid or oils spills from being absorbed by the stone.

ATTENTION: any polished and sealed natural stone surface like marble can still be vulnerable to etching and stains after it is sealed. Given enough time foreign substances can erode away the barrier of sealer and create damage to the surface of the stone. A good marble impregnator or natural stone sealer is crucial to helping keep stains and etching from occurring so easily but the best policy is to wipe out any spills immediately after they occur; to do this simply blot the area where the spill happened with water, this helps you prevent spreading the spill furthermore.

There is no other material that can compare to a perfectly polished granite surface. Its splendor, pristine and luxurious look when used on flooring and countertop surfaces is unparalleled. A cared-for, well-protected and maintained polished granite countertop can pass the test of time, so can we see in old world structures, sculptures and buildings like the Vatican in Rome, or the Pantheon in Athens to name a few.

Like marble, granite polishing can be achieved using special grits of diamond pads that close the pores on the surface of the granite thus giving light reflection a whole different meaning while making the granite surface a very unnatural but nice silky smooth finish, a natural stone sealer is applied and then buffed out and removed to create more shine and uniformity throughout the stone.

“Buffing granite countertops using the right materials gives the natural stone surface a very elegant and luxurious look.”

Kitchen & Bathroom Granite Countertop Surface Honing…

New in granite countertop design in most recent years is the “honed-finish” look…this honed type of finish allows for a low-sheen look but yet smooth type of finish. In some instances a low light reflection is more desired depending on the type of atmosphere or theme of the surrounding areas. We have the right tools and equipment to hone a polished granite countertop already installed on site or also bring it to one of our facilities and get the honing done there.

The word hone, honed or honing describes the use of diamond sanding pads through a sequence of different grits to remove the high polished factory reflection finish and provide a nice, smooth low-sheen reflection on the granite surface. this method exposes the pores on the surface of the granite thus making it somewhat more vulnerable to water and other liquid penetration. it is adviceable to seal all granite surfaces immediately after the honing process has taken place.

“A periodic maintenance program is crucial in always keeping granite floors and countertops looking vibrant and alive” 

Keep a good maintenance program according to your needs to avoid having to repair or restore your countertops as often. The more you wait, the more work will need to be done to restore or resurface granite countertops to its pristine original finish and condition. This means the difference between having to pay for restoration work vs. maintenance. Our customer service representatives are always available to answer your questions.