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Black granite counters with matching backsplash in leathered finish?

5 years ago
last modified: 5 years ago

We are doing a major kitchen renovation with a lot of high end stainless appliances. The cabinets will be a soft white on the perimeter and a dark grey on both of the islands. We are going to go with black granite (not sure which yet although I'm attracted to the ones with a slight marbled look) counters and would like to continue the granite on the backsplash and up the wall to the cabinets, as well as behind a 60" stove up to the hood. I have 7 children, and I cook A LOT, so I want the counters to be very durable and resilient to stains. I was looking at the leathered finish, as to avoid the fingerprints and marks. I also like the honed finish, but have read it is more porous and prone to stains. I'm not against a polished finish, but just think that is a lot of shine and reflection with all of the stainless appliances as well. My question is what finish would look the best on both the counters and backsplash and be the most durable for a highly used kitchen? Also, easy to clean?

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