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When you are searching for the stone for your kitchen countertops, bathroom or outdoor patio, once you find the perfect material and color, do not forget finish.  Today stones come in many finishes: polished, honed or matte, leathered.

Polished – A polished stone is the most shiny and reflective surface. This finish will highlight the character of your stone best.

Honed or Matte Finish - A more subdued, smooth surface without any reflection.

Leathered Finish- A leathered finish has the feel of textured leather and is not shiny. This finish masks fingerprints and streaks better than a polished finish. This would be great for the outdoors or a high traffic area.

What is the right finish? It really all depends on your taste and your room’s overall design. Let’s take a kitchen as an example. For some, they want their countertops to pop and have a sleek finish. That high gloss polished finish in a room like this may be just the right touch to complete a beautiful room.

However, maybe your taste is more subtle, and the rest of your room (paint, wallpaper, lighting) is more clandestine. If that’s the case, having a honed or leathered  finish still showcases the quality and care you have for your kitchen, without offsetting a mood you’ve already created.

If you aren’t sure which finish is best for your project, don’t get hung up on it. Just ask us! At TTS Granite, we are the experts at home beautification. We will work with you to help you make the right decision to enhance whatever room you are looking to beautify

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Whether you are updating your kitchen counter tops, remodeling a bathroom shower or building a home that needs stone throughout, proper planning is necessary.  Regardless if your project is big or small, TTS Granite offers you these simple steps to help make your experience smooth and enjoyable.

1.       Give yourself time.  Today you have several different options regarding material—granite, marble, or quartz.  Once you select the type of stone you must have, you are not finished.  You have to find the perfect color and material finish.  Keep in mind that at TTS Granite, our Steger facility stocks over 1000 slabs to choose from.  Our sales team is experienced in educating and helping customers find the perfect stone.  Keep in mind that when you are ready, so are we.  We pride ourselves in being ready to install 5-7 days from digital measure. 

2.       Establish a budget.  Know what you want to spend on your stone project.  TTS Granite has many different stone options and therefore is confident we can help you meet your budget.  We also offer financing options to better assist you in your home improvement needs.

3.       Use the expert knowledge and experience of the TTS Granite staff.   The TTS Granite Team are experts.  The more you share the more we are able to help.  Share your time frame. Share your budget.  Ask questions and for recommendation.  Make an appointment for us to come to your home.  And make sure to come to our facility to see our inventory first hand. 

The TTS Granite Team Members are the experts.  Let us help you make your vision a reality. 

Call TTS Granite today at (708) 755-5200 (Steger location) or (708) 478-1402 (Mokena Location) for more information or to discuss your home improvements today.