During stone restoration and polishing, a microscopic layer is removed from the surface of the floor. This can only be achieved by using a series of different grade diamond grits, used in the correct order.
Our recommendation is, only a qualified and experienced crafts-person in polishing should carry out this process. Any incorrect methods and processes can completely ruin your marble or natural stone floor.
Honing is the process of smoothing the stone with the use of abrasives.
Honing is performed to remove scratches, but will not remove lippage (uneven tiles). It can, however, round the edge of the stone, giving it a smoother edge.
The honing process is achieved with the use of diamond abrasives. Honing can leave a stone floor with very little shine, although some stones will acquire a satin-like lustre with very high honours.