Solid black slate or solid black marble?
I am having a new townhouse built, and the fireplace is something that is still open for me.
The interior is a standard, upscale townhouse look. Nothing too contemporary. The look I'm going for is transitional and modern, with a few traditional touches.
Standard is a matte black slate. Optional (about $500, I believe) is black polished marble/granite.
A few questions:
1. What's more "in" right now, something more basic like slate, or the shiny stuff?
2. As far as a value-add to the home, is it worth the extra $500 or so to go marble?