I've done a trawl of the archives but couldn't find a satisfactory
answer. Google Groups doesn't improve with each version, I find.
We're in the process of having a new kitchen installed. The worktop
people came today and created the template for the granite surface.
However, they tell us that the variety we've chosen (a pale golden
brown mottled stone called Giallo Veneziano) may not be suitable owing
to the number of fissures, and recommend a different variety: they
seem to be pushing us towards one called Baltic Brown. We had a dark
granite at our last house and found it hard to keep clean which is why
we are veering towards the Giallo.
I've looked at samples of both in the light and can't seen any
difference in the surface texture - both have some fissuring. Can't
they be sealed against things like red wine? The fitters tell us that
if we choose it we'll have to apply beeswax monthly. It's not exactly
a chore, but is it possible that they're just trying to shift a
backlog of Baltic Brown?
- posted 12 years ago