Ceramic for rentals are ok especially you could really dress it up on the
back splashes. I'm beginning to put 3/4" solid granite sheets on my rentals
as a follow landlord turn me on to it a few years ago. I didn't understand
why she put new oak cabinets and solid granite tops for her rentals until
she told me it only cost her $4,000 installed. That was about three years
Can you believe the post about how his wife doesn't like seams? What,
Formica comes in endless sheets now with no seams?
Anyhoo, my point .........
Downsides to granite ...............
Yeah, you have to seal it every six to twelves months, amounts to wetting a
rag and wiping down the whole thing. But some people don't like doing that
just like they don't like taking a cleaner once a year and cleaning up all
the Jello and mustard and gravy that builds up.
It stains. Well, you could barf on mine, and with that pattern, you would
have to look for it. ;-) When we got it, I tested it with vinegar and
ketchup and mustard, and all sorts of things, and couldn't get it to
discolor. Now after two years old, we have yet to leave anything on it that
ever left a mark.
Jealousy. People come in and rave and rave about how beautiful it is. I
know they're just jealous. ;-)
Hey, people. Buy what you like. Buy junk and be doing the same job over in
five years, or live with a crappy unhealthy countertop. I would do granite
again in a second, and am looking forward to doing it in a remodel of a
house we just bought in Utah.
If you don't like granite, you've just never had it.
| It stains. Well, you could barf on mine, and with that pattern, you
| have to look for it. ;-) When we got it, I tested it with vinegar
| ketchup and mustard, and all sorts of things, and couldn't get it to
| discolor. Now after two years old, we have yet to leave anything on
| ever left a mark.
try tomato sauce
now ...........theres a stain.
when choosing granite
picking the right slab makes all the difference in the world
tiny multi colored granites are the best
the ones with large muti colored spots seem to chip easier.
the "smart ass"
|| It stains. Well, you could barf on mine, and with that pattern, you
|| have to look for it. ;-) When we got it, I tested it with vinegar
|| ketchup and mustard, and all sorts of things, and couldn't get it to
|| discolor. Now after two years old, we have yet to leave anything on
| it that
|| ever left a mark.
| try tomato sauce
| now ...........theres a stain.
| when choosing granite
| picking the right slab makes all the difference in the world
| tiny multi colored granites are the best
| the ones with large muti colored spots seem to chip easier.
| the "smart ass"
yes you are
but you are correct this time
sauce is stones worst enemy
and the larger the specs, the easier it chips
your not so dumb for an ass!
What was important to me was a seamless look and feel. I didn't want
any seams, backsplash, sink, or anywhere that I could see or feel.
So I went with a man-made material from Formica (another poly-bullshit
whatever with a free sink). So yes, Formica does make a seamless
product (or did 18 months ago)
Extremely happy with the look, color, and FEEL of the material and
have no complaints after 18 months.
So forget the "seal / no seal", "hard / not so hard", "cut / nocut"
issues (who ruins a perfectly good knife cutting on a rock?); find a
material that gives you the look you want with the maintenance you're
willing to do
On 19 Jan 2007 17:39:29 -0600, email@example.com (Todd H.) wrote:
i've heard that and small cut marks can be fine sanded out w/ no noticable
distortions. am i misinformed?? my mind is NOT set on Corian i'm just
using it as an example of the type of surface i'm looking for.
Point is, don't make any marks in your countertop in the first place.
Whether Corian, granite, or laminates, yes, scratches can be sanded smooth.
But you've seen old countertops where this was done. Dull in spots, and in
some spots worn down to the next layer of color.
I don't cut on my granite that often. I respect it. And why cut on
something you've spent thousands of dollars on? Get a cutting board! But
every once in a while it happens on purpose by accident. I can't find any
scratches in mine, and I know I'd have some by now on Corian or laminate.
Sure, you can sand, but you're just wearing away countertop and making it
The other problem with granite or the other stone materials is they
are too hard. If you knock over a glass it is a goner. That may be OK
in a house without kids but kids knock things over, drop things, run
into things and generally do what you tell them not to.
| i've heard that and small cut marks can be fine sanded out w/ no
| distortions. am i misinformed??
that is correct
corian can always be fixed with no signs of repair
can't do that with granite.
my mind is NOT set on Corian i'm just
| using it as an example of the type of surface i'm looking for.
the best of both worlds would be
| > | Try
| > |
| > | http://www.granite-transformations.co.uk /
| > ITS THE uk
| > who cares
| We also use this countertop process in the US as well.
I have used it in the US
it is crap!
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