Basalt slate formica update -- not so good
Less than 6 months into use, and already I am regretting my choice of the Basalt Slate formica counter we installed this winter.
I am deep in gardening and canning season, and have lots of baskets of produce coming in for cleaning and eating/processing. Produce baskets have dirt, it can't be helped.
Last week, after my first batch of canning, I slid the clean, empty canner across the counter and heard a dreadful scratching noise. A deep scratch on the new counter, very visible on the black surface as the scratch shows white. A few days later, I noticed another scratch near the sink.
I had my old countertop for 10 years of similar use, and I must say while there were scratches, none were so deep nor so visible. If it were soapstone, the scratch would show but would eventually wear into patina. With this, it is just a big, ugly scratch.
My message -- think twice about selecting this material for a countertop. I deeply regret it.