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Counter top questions. Granite??

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Biggsly, Aug 11, 2017 at 3:38 PM.

  1. OKCShooter

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    Agree...this is near white Quartz and has everything from red wine and ketchup on it (sometimes overnight) and there isn't a hint of stain anywhere. Never been sealed and we don't "Baby" it.

    I like the mitered edge on the island; don think you can get that look with granite?
     
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    The glass tops look nice but I just know that I would end up dropping something on them and crack the sh/t out of it. LOL
     
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    This is our 4th house with granite countertops. We have granite in both bathrooms and on the kitchen island where the sink is also located and where we do most of our food prep. In this house we opted for flat black Formica on the remainder of the kitchen counters to eliminate the glare from the under-cabinet lighting - and to keep the cost down.

    We're quite pleased with our choices, being both utilitarian and aesthetic. Yes, we built this kitchen ourselves.

    Woody

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    I actually looked at quartz today. They are coming out Tuesday to give me a quote.
     
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    LOL. This is why we are looking now. My kids are finally grown. Everything I have is broken, but I could not see the point in fixing any of it. Kids would just break it again.
     
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    Anything under $60/sf is a good deal. Edges can get pricey, though.
     
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    We've had granite for 10+ years. We do nothing to it whatsoever other than wipe it off with a wet rag. We put sealer on it in the beginning but noticed no real difference. I'd call it maintainence free. It will get small "pits" if you drop/hit it hard; you can't really see them but you can feel them.
     
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    We've had granite for 5 years with no problems. It came with our new house and still looks new. Nothing wrong w/quartz.
     
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    I've got granite, we bought this house and it came with it, but we've had no issues and we've done nothing to them. Either way, I will be doing quartz on the next house.
     
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    I'm going with Plywood countertops next
     

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