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    I had butcher block once & it was fine. I never thought to put anything hot on it, but I have never thought of putting anything hot on any counter. The landlord gave us a bottle of stuff we were supposed to rub on it regularly, which I forgot to do until just before we moved out, but he didn't seem to notice and I couldn't really tell, either. Also one time when we dropped a knife I just sanded the scratch out, but I don't think you're supposed to do that, LOL!

    I like tile but grout is a PITA if it hasn't been really well sealed, and small tiles can be wobbly when you set glasses down. I do like bigger tiles with a very tiny grout line in between, and I really love colored grout that highlights an accent color in the kitchen but that would might limit your resale value if someone else doesn't like your color choices. But TBH I wouldn't be remodeling *my* kitchen with the thought of pleasing anyone else but me. You never know what someone else is going to like or want, kwim?
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    My mom has corion in her motor home. It looks really nice and when she had a burn mark Dh was able to buff it out for her. I have no idea on cost though.

    I also do love concrete, we have really thought about it for our kitchen because DH doesnt really like granite. I think it is fairly comparable in cost to granite though unless you know someone that can help do it yourself
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    I like the butcher block idea too.

    Mostly I just don't like my current kitchen counter. It looks terrible in photos, which matters 'cause I'm always taking them for my blog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacers View Post
    but I have never thought of putting anything hot on any counter.
    I do not mean putting something hot directly on the counter. SIL was telling me that she can not have any heat on her counter. She can not have a crock pot on her counter.

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    I HATE my tile countertop. The only good thing about it is that I can put hot things on it directly from the stove, but it always looks dirty and it really hard to clean. I dont think it was done correctly in the first place though.
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    I HATE my tile countertop. The only good thing about it is that I can put hot things on it directly from the stove, but it always looks dirty and it really hard to clean. I dont think it was done correctly in the first place though.
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    I have granite and I like it. I cut things on it and put hot pans on it. I think if I couldn't afford granite and I had to make a choice between granite tile or laminate I would probably go for the granite tile, as long as it was the big tiles with as small grout lines as possible and a dark colored grout.
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    Id look into quartz or soapstone with a butcher block island. I have granite in my kitchen and basement wet bar and I love it- easy to care for, no seams, and I can cut on it or put hot pans on it.

    I would never do tile. Food and grout simply don't mix in my world.

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