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      02-17-2016, 03:27 PM   #61
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Originally Posted by Kwando View Post
Interesting. If you were to pick something else, what would you have gone with? I love carrara/calcutta marble but I think I need to find something more durable than marble so I have been hunting for granite/quartz alternative with similar grey veining.
You know, everybody including Consumer Reports and other "rating" sites always say that but we replaced some shiny granite and went with statuary carrarra marble on our cooking island. It been every bit as durable and stain free in 5 years of normal living and heavy cooking as the honed black granite that it plays against on other surfaces. For some reason I also think it seems to always look nicer and cleaner than the honed granite. And to clean it, you can just use rubbing alcohol which smells so sterile and clean
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