Wednesday, May 31, 2006

counters and tubs

Slatea natural Maine product.

I had always thought my final countertops would be made of granite (also a Maine product). However, Dave thinks it just looks to “hard” and commercial. So, we have been investigating soapstone to match the Tulikivi. But, I just came across something that I really like – slate!!!!!!!!

It is extracted just an hour or so from our lot and looks very interesting. Check out:

http://www.sheldonslate.com

We are also on the lookout for my bathtub – I plan on soaking away the years eventually (and pounds??). This place looks interesting:

http://www.frankwebb.com/html/me.html

The plan is to take Friday off – rain is forecast, so it shouldn't hold Dave back on any work. Off we go to checkout slate and tubs. I'll let you know if we finalize any selections.

BTW – still no phone or internet and the walls are postponed until next week. We still have electricity and footers though.

3 comments:

Ryan said...

The slate is really pretty; I like it better than granite. I agree with dad - granite can look so hard. I wonder how difficult it would be to keep the slate clean - especially in a sink with soaps and oils? I know some friends had granite counter tops and they would tend to mark a little from glasses, wine drips, etc.; they often covered them for parties. Although they did get less parnoid about as time went by - so maybe it is just a natural patina?

I like this style of bathtub:

http://www.clawfootsupply.com/product339

(rain here too)
*--Ryan.

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I think you meant http://www.fwwebb.com/html/me.html or http://www.frankwebb.com/locations/state-newyork.php, not http://www.frankwebb.com/html/me.html. The page you referenced does not exist.

Thank you so much for mentioning us!

Best wishes,
Marc Friedman
Web Developer
F.W. Webb Company
mdf@fwwebb.com

Anonymous said...

Whoops: I meant http://www.frankwebb.com/locations/state-maine.php.

Marc