The honed finish is not quite as smooth as polished stone and may require restoration if used in a high traffic area. Regular foot traffic erodes the highly-polished finish, allowing your floor to gracefully develop a natural patina.
Preserve floors with a clear, buffable surface to reduce scuffing and staining. After two coats of sealer, the surface may be polished with a low-speed buffer. Include periodic stripping and reapplication of the sealer as necessary.