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Is a limestone countertop really a disaster in the kitchen?

Funny to get this email after 4 years! We did not go with limestone and really struggled to find a replacement. We finally settled on a honed Caesarstone that we LOVE!!! It is great looking, and completley indestructible even with three kids and I am a frequent and messy cook. We blended it with a carrera marble backsplash -- and still get lots of compliments. The carrera backsplash is not above cook spaces - and looks as good as new after all this time.

May 03, 2012
katethecook in Cookware

Is a limestone countertop really a disaster in the kitchen?

I am finalzing a kitchen renovation and have selected a limestone that I LOVE -- but I have been given some negative feedback about it's durability. One salesperson is trying to convince me to go with a caesarstone (synthetic quartz) - but others say it is bland and uniform. I love to cook and am not always the neatest it the kitchen. Will the limestone really stain? Or I have heard that it absorbs the stains over time which gives it more depth and texture. I have selected white cabinets and a white carrera marble subway tile - so the countetop will be making a big statement. I'd love some help!

Jan 17, 2008
katethecook in Cookware