A lot of people are scared of the honed finish thinking it will stain more easily.
First, the look of honed granite isn't for everyone. Some people want a nice and shiny surface. There is nothing wrong with that. Other people prefer a matte finish. For these folks, the honed finish is great!
|The granite in my own kitchen BEFORE pouring vegetable oil on it. Photo: MGS by Design.|
This is true, BUT I think the honed finish is very durable and I've never had any issues with staining. I feel confident if I had 14 kids and was a slob I still wouldn't have any issues.
So, I did what any rational person would do to prove a point.... I poured some vegetable oil on my granite.
Not a sample, but my own granite countertops in my own kitchen. Yes, my husband thinks I'm crazy at times.
I should mention, I sealed my granite with Enrich 'N' Seal after it was installed about six years ago. I have never sealed the granite again. Not once. Why? Because it hasn't needed to be sealed again.
I use Rock Doctor to clean it about once a week (the other days I just use hot water) and that's it.
Granite is pretty easy to maintain my friends.
|It's kind of hard to see, so I put tape around the vegetable oil that I poured on my granite. The spot is probably about 4". Photo: MGS by Design|
Guess what? It didn't even leave a trace! I cleaned up the oil with a paper towel and it was as good as new. Honestly.
|My granite AFTER having vegetable oil poured on it. Looks just like the BEFORE picture right? Photo: MGS by Design.|
The reason granite is so popular is that it's so darn durable. Also, if you like the look of honed granite have it honed.