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Leather/Satin finish on Volcano granite (pic)

12 years ago

I'm having a hard time deciding on a granite for my pure white cabinets with an espresso island. Have been seriously considering Delicatus (white/cream/black and brown), but it doesn't seem to have much "pop". Today we saw volcano--see picture below. A couple of slabs were finished in "leather" or a satin finish, and they felt so sensuous! (I've been at this too long, I can tell.)

Anyway, I have 2 questions:

1. Does anyone have experience with or know any details about the advantanges/disadvantages of a leather finish? The saleslady said it's as tough as a polished finish. It's more textured, but I was thinking that the soft look might tone down the bright white of my cabinets.

2. Do you think that a granite with such a powerful pattern would be OK on all my counter tops (medium size kitchen.) Also, any thoughts on whether the colors in volcano are going to be OK in my kitchen.

Thanks for any feedback I can get. I trust the judgment of people on this forum.

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