WWYD- White Princess Leathered?
I have been searching high and low for something white for my island counter. My perimeter cabs are white shaker and I'm doing Pebble (med gray) caesarstone. My island is a brownish gray stain and I wanted to go light for contrast. I have considered white caesarstone, marble, lots of marble, but have two young messy boys so I know I'd be obsessing over every spill.
I love the feel of honed marble. Last week I was at a local slab yard and they just got their shipment of White Princess and it is very nice. The polished version has a lot of teal streaks running through it, which I would rather not have, and they have a leathered finish that is a lot more toned down, and it's more expensive. I'm not sure I like the leathered feel..
I really want to hone the leathered, but is that crazy? I have read posts about leathering making the stone more stain resistant, and am worried if I hone it, then it will become a problem. The slab is expensive for an island, and I don't want to introduce any problems. I've taken home a sample and it has performed very well. Only thing that stained it was strawberries, and I got those out with soft scrub gel with bleach. All else wiped right off.
I just love that feel of honed marble and the soft look, and I know FirstHouse had hers honed but I hear every batch is different
What would you do? Is there any way to hone a sample myself and test it out?