Picking granite that isn't/won't become dated
For the last couple of years, I've heard rumblings and predictions that granite countertops would soon become dated. Fine Homebuilding had predicted that in the near future, we'd recoil from a granite countertop like we do today when we see green shag carpeting.
But, like stainless steel appliances which many had predicted would become dated too, I think granite's become a New Classic which will still remain relevant years from now.
Instead, I think granite countertops will be like what happened to wood cabinets in the kitchen. Wood cabinets never became dated, but certain species and styles of wood cabinets like golden oak cabinets will date the kitchen as an 80s kitchen.
So, while granite countertops themselves might not become dated, certain granites like Uba Tuba or finishes will date those countertops.
What are the granites out there that are already considered dated, and what's the key to not pick the next granite that will become dated very soon?
I'm assuming that all the granites similar to Uba Tuba with similar colors like Verde Buttefly and Verde Peacock are also outdated. But, is Venetian Gold, which is completely different than Uba Tuba, considered dated too?
I'd hate to spend all that money and time for a granite countertop because its so durable and long lasting only for it to be already dated by the time I installed it.
What was wrong with Uba Tuba? Did it become dated because it was too inexpenisve and therefore too popular? Is the key to picking a granite something that's a bit more expensive so it won't become too popular?
And, it seem like the finish might date a granite countertop as I've noticed the trend of people honing their granite countertops instead of polishing them like they did in the past. So, if the Uba Tuba was honed instead of polished, would that countertop still be considered dated?
With the popularity of Absolute Black, does this mean that people are moving away from granites that are too speckly or with a lot of movement?
This post was edited by marvelousmarvin on Sun, Sep 8, 13 at 6:20