Now, I know granite is very popular and status homes have to have granite for resale; however, I do not like kitchens with granite countertops. I like other solid surface countertops, just not granite. A few years ago, I rented a home with black granite countertops while my home was being remodeled. After every activity at the sink, I was constantly drying and polishing. Water around the faucets would cause a haze that was very unsightly. Splatters from the stove required cleaning and polishing, again. Wipe off the counters at night, get up the next morning...you could see smudges you hadn't cleaned the night before. When I complained to my cabinet maker, he told me that granite has to be sealed every six months, and it sounded like the rental house granite needed sealing. Needless to say, I have silestone which I love. I hate to admit it but I really love the new textured formica...I know, that is the kiss of death on any home over $100,000. I hate housework so I would never willingly put a product in my house that required that much work...so no granite for me.
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