Durable countertop options other than granite?
We will be having an island, part prep, part eating area (to seat a family of 5). I don't think I want granite, but I want a surface that is durable - you can cut on it, put hot pots on it, etc. I love the look of butcher block - and I don't mind the weathered look - but I wonder if it would get too beat up too quickly? I have 3 young boys, so "weathering" is inevitable.