Will I regret soapstone? Another option?
We are starting the process of remodeling our kitchen. We have the cabinets ordered--white--and are trying to choose countertops. I love the look of soapstone, but my husband is worried about the upkeep--we have 8 children--and he thinks we will be too hard on them. He prefers something dark, like gray. However, I do not like anything shiny like granite. I love the look of honed granite but several different fabricators have told me that honed granite will be difficult with our family. We have even considered corian--the dark gray "medea" color but have been warned away from dark corians by 2 different KDs because they both say it will show scratches. I keep coming back to soapstone. Am I crazy for putting this into a kitchen with so many little ones who like to cook and help out? Is there another option? We really want a matte finish.