Absolute black or black pearl granite?
July 26, 2013
Is it true that absolute black is softer and does not hold up as well as other granite? Using for perimeter counter in kitchen, island is wood and cabinets are white.
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I have not heard this about absolute black granite, which comes highly recommended by many of the professionals who post on Houzz. But this article may explain why there is some confusion and concern about what exactly constitutes absolute black granite: http://stone-network.com/absolute_black_granite.html
    Bookmark   July 26, 2013 at 12:13PM
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Deborah Butler, Brickwood Builders
We have not had any issues with it - other than the standard complaint that black shows every speck of dust, crumbs and dirt and needs lots of cleaning.
    Bookmark   July 26, 2013 at 12:20PM
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Absolute black is particularly nice honed, which cuts down quite a bit on the problems of upkeep that Deborah describes as the matte finish doesn't show as much as the polished.
    Bookmark   July 26, 2013 at 12:23PM
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FINNE Architects
You might look at some of the blacks available in quartz counters, such as Caesarstone : http://www.caesarstoneus.com/products/
We use quartz often for counters since this material is the hardest, most stain-resistant counter material available.
    Bookmark   July 27, 2013 at 1:55PM
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