A honed finish is a finish that is flat and smooth, but not shiny.
This smooth finish is achieved by grinding the surface of the marble slabs using a series of abrasive materials, usually diamond pads, to remove small bits of stone.
Polished finish means that the stone surface has been ground and buffed until it gets a high-gloss finish.
This polishing process includes lot of finer grits of abrasive pad until the surface becomes a highly reflective.
Comparing Honed and Polished Finish 1: Feel and Texture Honed marble has a smooth surface, Its texture is more like satin or velvety feel.