Galley Kitchen (20ft x 9ft) (cabinets on both sides 5ft in between)
galleykitchen
October 7, 2012
Hi. I'm torn between soap stone countertop and a light honed granite countertop. What would look better. My cabinets are shaker style white and the flooring is a cream color porcelain tile. Your opinions will help and thanks in advance.
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susieq2008
Seamless Laminate countertops are surprisingly elegant. Many colors and textures are available. I just had high density seamless installed in my kitchen. It knocked my socks off!
    Bookmark   October 7, 2012 at 4:31PM
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Sheryl Horton
Unless you don't mind easily flawed countertops & have lots of time to clean & maintain, both of your choices will stain easily. However, if you are OK with that, they are both beautiful.
    Bookmark   October 7, 2012 at 4:31PM
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Otrada LLC
We just installed a soapstone counter in a secondary bath. The care required is more intensive with this stone so are you willing to maintain it? Granite you can reseal once a year to avoid grease/oil stains. Here's a site for the care of soapstone. If it was my kitchen, I'd pick a granite because I cook a lot. http://www.soapstone-co.com/care.html
    Bookmark   October 7, 2012 at 4:33PM
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galleykitchen
susieq2008...Thanks for your response. The hubby does not care for Laminate. His choice is Silestone. Thank you.

Sheryl Horton...Your right, I do not have the time or energy to spend to clean and maintain. My hubby is pushing for Silestone honed is this more durable and stain resistant? What do you recommend. Thank you.

Otrada...I appreciate your input. I don't have the time to invest in cleaning/maintaining and Hubby loves to cook everyday and he is messy. Thank you.
    Bookmark   October 7, 2012 at 4:51PM
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Deborah Butler, Brickwood Builders
Silestone (or any quartz) would be the easiest to maintain. The Cambria line has the most realistic patterns of any of the quartz products.
    Bookmark   October 8, 2012 at 8:39AM
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Studio Q Designs
I would definately go Cambria over Silestone. The new products Cambria came out with over the last year are really fantastic. Also maintaining is a breeze.
    Bookmark   October 8, 2012 at 8:59AM
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