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RE: Jen4268? Question about your Nordic Black Granite (Follow-Up #10)

posted by: jen4268 on 04.14.2009 at 02:43 pm in Kitchens Forum

Hi ebse- Sorry for the delay, I just saw your post. I love my Nordic Black counters. They were an "antiqued" finish. As other posters have commented, they are very forgiving and I have not had any staining or maintenance on them at all. It really helps to go an see a slab because they do vary- some have some nice white veining in them, while others do not. My particular piece also has some iridescent copper spots that you can see when close up. They are quite pretty, but subtle.

I would definitely recommend them- good luck, and let us know what you choose!


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RE: Jen4268? Question about your Nordic Black Granite (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: alexamd on 04.08.2009 at 05:39 pm in Kitchens Forum

I also have nordic black with an antique finish. I really love it. My first choice was soapstone and I ended up with nordic black for budget reasons, but I couldn't be happier. It has survived 1 year of abuse well (and when I say abuse, I mean abuse). I did chip an edge with a wine bottle hitting it just the wrong way, but I think any counter would have chipped under the circumstances and my granite guys were able to fix it pretty well. It doesn't show fingerprints or water rings and cleans up well...even dust doesn't show up that much. Here are a few pictures. It is actually darker in person.


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RE: Jen4268? Question about your Nordic Black Granite (Follow-Up #8)

posted by: alexamd on 04.09.2009 at 06:55 am in Kitchens Forum

It might depend on the slab too. I know the nordic black in my butler's pantry isn't nearly as nice. When they were cutting my kitchen one of my original slabs was damaged and there wasn't enough for my pantry. I was so sad, because the new slabs the granite yard had weren't the same. The ones I ended up with were the closest match I could get, but everytime I look at them I think they are not as nice. They have more pox marks on them and are not as smooth. Luckily they are not in my main kitchen. From a distance they are OK.

I can't remember my square foot price. I will try and look it up. It wasn't cheap, but it was cheaper than the soapstone and schist that I was looking at.


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RE: Update Pics of cream traditional kitchen (Follow-Up #68)

posted by: jen4268 on 09.10.2008 at 03:34 pm in Kitchens Forum

Wow! I didn't expect all of these messages after so long. Thanks! Let me see if I can answer some of the questions for you-

I *love* the nordic black granite. I did seal it with the 511 sealer that has been recommended on this forum, and I have not had one issue with it at all. It looks so unique that I always get questions when anyone sees it, and I really like the way it is not too shiny or too dull.

Judydel, enright- on the window- it is still my favorite part of the kitchen. I am very happy with how it goes all of the way down to the counter. I will say that it works much better because we did a small bump out of the sink area as well, which give you some additional room between the water and the window. Because of that, I only occasionally have to do any additional wiping of the lower windows.

The brand of window we used was Jeld-wen, the premium wood Siteline series. I don't remember the window costing more than what was predicted by our contractor, I will look at the info tonight when I home and give you the actual dimensions and costs.

Pluckymamma, positano- I am really surprised you had issues with the paint color. It was a Duron color but all of the Sherwin-williams stores in my area had no issue reproducing it. Most paint stores can match another brand's color if they have the number. The color was Almond White and was SW8180.

The stools were from Ballard Design, ordered online. They have a 15% off sale going on until Friday if you are interested.

Last of all, no backsplash yet, which is why I have not posted updated pictures. However, I will post a few later today of what I have done to date.


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