Our granite countertops were installed today! We went with New Venetian Gold granite and we actually picked out the slabs directly from Midwest Tile, Marble & Granite in Lincoln. We tried to select a set of slabs that had veining to add some character, especially since the island is such a large surface. The island has 12″ overhangs on three sides, so there’s plenty of room to slide up with stools. The granite itself is supported by a piece of 1/4″ plate steel to help bear the weight without needing corbels (brackets).
For our kitchen sink we chose a Blanco Diamond Silgranit II in the color Biscotti. This is an undermount sink that is also composed of granite so it has all the same benefits of heat and scratch resistance as well.