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post #61 of 70
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Originally Posted by briancl View Post
Corian is quite a bit different than quartz composite countertops.. Corian is prone to scratching and denting and is less heat resistent.

Also, the CS pictured above is not solid white as the low res picture may indicate, but instead has a definite pattern and look:

http://www.caesarstone.com/Product.aspx?productId=1643
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hbchicago/2340728059/

In the closeups, I have to admit it looks like a cafeteria lunch table.
post #62 of 70
Funny. That CasearStone closeup looks much better than in the full kitchen view. It also looks very, very close to the Corian pattern in our last home. Can't say I've ever scratched Corian, not that I've tried.
post #63 of 70
Here is the finished product... I don't know why the floors look so red here in the kitchen. They're a dark walnut brown, no hint of red whatsoever. The last pic of the powder room shows a truer representation of the floor color.

Same countertop in all the bathrooms, too..




post #64 of 70
I have a ultra-high grade commercial concrete, colored, then sealed with a stainless steel lip/edge. Very unique, fairly user friendly if you seal it periodically, and different. It achieves a nice patina with age.
post #65 of 70
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Originally Posted by Girardian View Post
I have a ultra-high grade commercial concrete, colored, then sealed with a stainless steel lip/edge. Very unique, fairly user friendly if you seal it periodically, and different. It achieves a nice patina with age.

We had concrete once. Patina is a nice way of saying it socks up stains like a sponge. It did look fantastic, but even if its sealed annually, it'll still stain easily.
post #66 of 70
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Originally Posted by briancl View Post
We had concrete once. Patina is a nice way of saying it socks up stains like a sponge. It did look fantastic, but even if its sealed annually, it'll still stain easily.

Care is required, that's for sure.

I use the word patina intentionally -- stains are unsightly and do not produce a patina.

A patina is non-uniform slight discoloration over time from mindful use. If you want an easy care top, concrete is not the best choice.
post #67 of 70
Hmm radiation and radon from granite? Maybe marble is better after all.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/24/ga...ae6&ei=5087%0A
post #68 of 70
Put me down for Cesarstone. It's a funky material alright, but it looks clean and modern and wears well...so far.

A really thick slab of marble, like in the old days, would be kinda cool though.
post #69 of 70
Concrete for sure
post #70 of 70
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Originally Posted by joshuacc View Post
Concrete for sure
Thanks for weighing in. You convinced me.
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