Choosing a countertop

mariecoffeyMarch 18, 2013

I'm looking for a dark countertop in either a dark brown or the black family. I like honed, my husband like polished so I am trying to compromise. Does anyone have Viatera Quartz in Antique limestone?? Also, Lowes offers a blackish granite called San Benedicto in a leathered texture that I though was nice?? Would love to a pic of any of these!

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Sandra1939

I am considering soapstone countertops but have seen a "leather" finished back absolute that was very attractive. However my contractor tells me that like the honed granite it develops shiny spots where you are continuously cleaning the counter. He says he has had two customers who put the black absolute in and are very unhappy with its inconsistent "shininess" Any thoughts form those who have had honed or leathered countertops who do a LOT of cooking.

    Bookmark   March 29, 2013 at 5:40PM
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Sandra1939

I am considering soapstone countertops but have seen a "leather" finished back absolute that was very attractive. However my contractor tells me that like the honed granite it develops shiny spots where you are continuously cleaning the counter. He says he has had two customers who put the black absolute in and are very unhappy with its inconsistent "shininess" Any thoughts form those who have had honed or leathered countertops who do a LOT of cooking.

    Bookmark   March 29, 2013 at 6:35PM
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