So, at the second granite place, we were both attracted almost immediately to a sample piece that they had in their showroom. We inquired about it and lo and behold it was Absolute Black! However, it was honed and not polished which gave it more of a matte charcoal appearance and not a shiny black appearance. And remember, I had mentioned that I wanted something charcoal and Nate wanted Absolute Black! Talk about compromise, we both got what we wanted in one piece of granite!
We marked our slab, and grabbed a sample piece to make sure that we still loved it when it sat in our kitchen. While searching for granite, I also perused the tile selection. I found a beautiful polished marble, in a small subway size, that had all of the neutral colors I was looking for (gray, brown, and white). BUT, Nate was not having the price tag. Remember, our middle names are FREE, so paying full price for anything was not something we knew how to do. We left Marble Systems with granite but no backsplash. The granite was installed about two weeks later.
|NEW ABSOLUTE BLACK HONED GRANITE COUNTERTOPS|
Back to the backsplash..I, not to be deterred, started a
|POLISHED MARBLE BACKSPLASH|
|NATALIO AND JOSE INSTALLING THE BACKSPLASH|