What are the different types of finishes available on granite and marble slabs?

We've picked our granite slab and not sure if there are finishes available to top off the look on our exotic countertop.  What are the different types of finishes available?  
Thank you!


By Interstone Marble and Granite Limited
The more common stone finishes available are polished, honed and leathered.  Polished is the most common finish, while honed and leathered are starting to gain consumer interest.

Polished = high gloss

Honed = matte and satin smooth

Leathered = matte finish with texture

Leathering AKA antiquing is done with chemical solutions and brushes that remove some of the weaker topical stone structures, leaving the stronger ones fairly intact, thus leaving behind a textured matte stone.