Leather Luxury: Try a Leather Finish on Your Granite Countertop

LeatherIf you’re planning a kitchen remodel and looking for some new ideas, one trend we’ve noticed gaining in popularity lately is a leather finish on granite countertops. A leather finish brings a subtle, elegant difference to the standard granite countertop.

Why Choose a Leather Finish?: If you like the idea of granite, but feel that a polished finish is too glossy for your taste, your alternatives are usually a honed finish or a leather finish. A honed finish can be problematic, as it tends to retain every fingerprint and is easier to stain. It also hides some of the characteristics of the stone when it is honed. The leather finish provides a subtle texture that amplifies the characteristics of the granite and is easier to maintain than the honed finish.

How it Looks: If you imagine the difference between a glossy photograph and a matte photograph, that is the difference between granite with a polished finish and granite with a leather finish. A leather finish works best on darker surfaces, particularly black.

Advantages: A leather finish enhances the colors and textures in natural stone, while achieving a higher uniformity in the surface appearance than honed. It is easy to clean and maintain and is pleasing to the touch.

A leather finish on your granite countertop – a perfect balance between style and practicality – could be that inspired touch of individuality that really makes your kitchen remodel stand out. Working with a professional design team, informed choices about every detail of your remodel make the difference between ordinary and memorable in your home.