Okay, here's what I know! My father is also remodeling his kitchen and explored using granite, as you all know that is an expensive alternative. I found an article about Fireslate in a home remodeling magazine. Their website is www.fireslate.com. One catch, they do not market their product to resellers, you have to purchase directly from them which turned my dad off because he wanted to see some sample counter tops before ordering. Good Luck!