On Wed, 20 Jun 2012 20:29:21 -0400, " email@example.com"
I thoughty it was marble that got damaged by Coke. And that granite
For the sams reason that marble tombstones are wearing away ini the
acid rain, at least in the northeast, while granite tombstones don't
suffer at all.
Downside for us, is that the counter top is extremely unforgiving of
dropping glassware/breakables on it.
Up side, best surface ever. And, if you do pastries, don't need a
separate 'marble' platter to work on.
Now, now. Macho doesn't work with some women, especially wives.
People spend their money as they see fit.
I can see how some might like granite. Or slate.
We've got a circa 1959 formica counter in our small kitchen.
Square edges, and all in perfect shape.
Since my wife likes the look of gray slate, she bought a can of slate
gray alkyd paint and painted the beige countertop and backsplash.
Looks good, kind of like formica painted with slate gray alkyd.
Still perfect after about 8 years, except for a couple tiny spots
showing the old formica where she does her cutting board work.
Don't know what countertops we'll get when we remodel the kitchen.
Probably formica, but maybe not. Only thing I want to avoid is that
chipping I've seen in some curved formica. I'll look into all that
when it's time.
On Thu, 21 Jun 2012 09:02:56 -0400, " firstname.lastname@example.org"
Nope. But good Vermont slate might cost more than granite.
Don't know what you mean by "dangerous."
Our countertops don't touch food anyway.
Pan bottoms, plate bottoms, and cutting board bottoms do.
Bare particleboard would work if splashed water and juices didn't wet
it and make it fall apart.
Any common countertop is easily sanitized with a bleach wipedown.
On Thu, 21 Jun 2012 14:05:55 -0400, " email@example.com"
Nope. That would be granite. Granite is also more radioactive than
slate Good formica is less porous than both, and not radioactive at
Personally, none of this concerns me, since I have formica, but since
you wandered into the weeds, I'm here to pull you out.
"The Right Resistance
Slate countertops are like granite's obscure cousin. They're both
constructed in nature, are shaped from giant stone slabs, and are
elegant additions to any home. Plus, they're both hard and
heat-resistant, which makes them great in kitchens since they can take
some abuse, won't dent, and can hold hot pans without sustaining
damage. However, granite is fairly porous and will therefore absorb
stains, water, chemicals, and food substances into its surface unless
annually sealed. Slate counters, on the other hand, are naturally
stain-resistant. Also, they're completely non-porous, which makes them
exceptionally anti-bacterial. They can't absorb acidic liquids, food,
fats, or chemicals, and therefore they are also mold and mildew
resistant without any maintenance."
Said exactly the opposite just below.
So you don't think bare particleboard will fall apart if wetted
enough? Go for it.
So you don't sanitize the kitchen? Poor practice.
Don't ever believe granite will kill salmonella and other nasties.
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