Slate vs Honed Granite
We are planning on having either a slab of slate or a slab of honed Absolute Black granite installed for our hearth. Our granite installer told us that slate wouldn't hold up very well and recommended the granite (he also just happened to have a remnant of the granite he wants to get rid of). Has anyone here had any experience with either material? We are planning to have a tiled, 20's style craftsman fireplace surround.