This is the email I received yesterday from Ted, my marble fabricator. The pic made me sad. Was I stuck with this slab? Or more correctly, all three slabs? Stone is cut in sets--kind of like slicing a loaf of bread. That meant that all 3 slabs would look the same. From the looks of this pic, it wasn't pretty.
Thankfully, the husband and I had the good sense to drive to the stone yard in Ocala and check out the slab in person. It was sitting out front, waiting for us. As soon as we pulled into the parking lot, I knew everything was going to be alright.
Me and My Marble
Love at second sight...
The stone is practically flawless in finish. It looked magnificent, however, the high sheen of the polished marble is a bit too granitey for me. I think I will have the perimeter counters sanded to a satin finish and the island will be honed. It is amazing how much subtler the veining gets when honed–I have very mixed emotions about that, however, the honing will mask etching in this high use application.
I have more pics of granites and what’s happening in our house these days but right now my internet connection is acting funny (ha ha) so I will post tomorrow. *Yawn.* Nighty night night.