A polished finish is the most well-known and common type of finish on a countertop. It offers a smooth, shiny, and glossy appearance that brings out the full coloring of the material.
A honed finish gives material more of a matte, dull look instead of a reflective high gloss and is soft to the touch.
A leathered finish is a textured finish that can vary depending on the natural graining of the material. It will have a matte appearance and highlight the natural contours, coloring, and veining of the stone.
Antiqued / Brushed
A brushed or antiqued finish has a slight texture to the touch along with a matte look that gives the illusion of natural wear on the surface.