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Kitchen Countertops, honed countertops

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Finally the avocado/mustard green tiles are going away!! Move over, 21st century is here. I really want stainless steel but deep down I know it is going to be expensive. First quote this Friday.
I don't like the shinyness of granite or the speckles in it. I also like clean lines.
I have seen honed black granite, it is beautiful similar to soapstone but I am concerned of the care and maintenance. I am not too messy in the kitchen but I do have 2 kids and 1 husband!
Has anyone done honed caesarstone. It looks pretty on pictures. Either the marble look or concrete? How does it age? Pictures are welcome.
Thanks for your help.

Anne

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  1. Hi AnneCM, on HGTV I saw a eclectic couple who used "slatescape" in other wordsd, the same top that was on your high school chemistry lab table. Black, heavy, and very durable. When they bought it 10 years ago, it was dirt cheap However, builders caught on, but I think is still less $ than granite. Happy countertopping. I am going through the same thing, but am going toward a cottage look with wood.

    1. I have Caesarstone tops with the normal polished finish, in white. I love them. Even in white they age great, easy to keep clean and very difficult to stain. For a honed finish I would definitely suggest Caesarstone or another quartz surfacing because they are less porous and less permiable than granite and don't stain as easily, which is more of a factor with a honed finish. The Caesarstone 'concrete' is a great look and would look better honed that most of their other colors. If by marble look you mean their 'misty carerra' I don't really like that one, too grey, but that's really just a matter of personal preference. They're not cheap but you do get what you pay for.