honed finish

honed finish

A very smooth stone surface, just short of polished; imparted by a rubbing process, either hand or mechanical.
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Instead of a tightly honed finish, the author chose to bring the novel to a jerky ending, jumping back and forth, trying to tie all the loose ends together by telling one incident, and then jumping back a few minutes before to relate another event, consequently jumping to yet another occurrence some minutes ahead.
The most popular choices are the smooth honed finish in Jerusalem Red (pale, cinnamon red), Jerusalem Gold (golden beige), Galilee Gold (a rustic finished beige) or Hlila (creamy beige).
These include Barco-travertine flooring, upstand edges and architrave reveals, a tobacco-walnut colour stone, with a honed finish.
A high-polished stone floor is perceived to have a higher value than what is referred to as a honed finish, which has a matte kind of look," he explains.
Specialists in honing work consistently point to clean oil as a major factor in achieving a fine honed finish.