Calling Danby marble owners
How are your counters doing? Do sealed counters stain easily? Do you have a lot of visible etching? Any regrets? Would you use it again?
I have spent over a year trying to find a white quartzite, granite or quartz for my kitchen, and none have the right look. I have seen some gorgeous quartzite counters on GW, but what is available locally does not excite me. Some of the white granites have nice movement, but the garnet spots don't work with my color scheme. I want to like quartz (I do like some of the darker colors), but can't find a white one that doesn't feel stark and/or fake to me.
I keep eyeing slabs of Danby Mountain White Satin. The patterning is subtle (good since the floor tiles have swirly stone patterns and walnut cabinets have nice grain patterns), but enough to be interesting. The colors in the slabs (soft white, dark gray, slightly greenish light gray, taupe) look like they were pulled from the floor tiles, but the overall feel of the slab is much lighter, for contrast.
The Danby marble will look great with the other materials in my kitchen and will give me the look I have been wanting -- I am just afraid of using marble. We have 2 young kids, guests who are not always neat, and a fondness for red wine, balsamic vinegar, tomatoes and citrus. If I use marble, it will just be for the 8' x 4.5' island, but it is an island with seating and I plan to use it as prime prep space. I will use gray quartz on the other counters so MIL has a safe place to make tomato sauce when she visits, lol.
So, does anyone want to talk me into or out of a marble island?