Does granite quality differ between granite yards?
We went granite shopping (again!) recently. You know how it goes: same granites, slightly different names, and in other cases the same name with granites that look completely different. OK, I understand the beauty of nature and no two slabs are the same. However, at one granite yard, the slabs just "popped", with a beautiful finish on each one. Also, slabs of the same granite clearly matched (same veins running through each slab at a similar spot). All this in a small facility with poor lighting. It seems they have well matched slabs, with a superior finishing job.
So it got me thinking: does the quality of granite differ between different suppliers? Or if it's all the same thickness, is it the same quality? Will it make a difference in how the granite holds up in my kitchen? I always assumed that rock was rock, no matter who mined it.
I haven't seen this topic here, and am hoping that GWers can educate me on this.