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PoPville November 25, 2015 at 1:12 pm

Advice on disappointment in countertop installed by contractor and designer

I had my kitchen completely redone by a contractor and designer. They chose all elements based on my expressed design style. My one request made over and over, including in writing in an email, was that the countertop material be low maintenance. Instead, I have a top that etches no matter what I do. 18 months after installation I have big and small water spots, glass and bottle rings, etc. I think it looks awful. It is apparently an expensive natural quartz countertop. I am told it will cost me $5,000 to replace with a different material with a similar look.

Any thoughts on what I should do? Options other than full replacement? Any way to cover etched spots? I am very sad every time I look at it.

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It etches. You don’t like it.

I used the company Pyramid Granite for my bathroom.
http://www.yelp.com/biz/pyramid-granite-llc-springfield
-Pyramid staff might be able to give you professional advise on sealing.
-However you see the etching, and will be looking for it.

Marble Systems has a huge warehouse to choose from. They are not an installer though.
http://www.yelp.com/biz/marble-systems-fairfax

Donate the etched countertop to Community Forklift (take a tax deduction)
http://communityforklift.org/

Myself, I have heard about the etching on marble. I am trying to consider what to put in my future kitchen renovation.

Best wishes!

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