We are building a log home that will have an open plan. We can't decide on kitchen counter tops. I need suggestions on things I may have overlooked. We are hard on our counters. I dislike the laminate and Corian-type counters, and my husband dislikes the grout of tile. I dislike the polka-dot pattern of the granite I have seen and stainless would not be good in a log home (also too expensive). Marble is ok, but is it tough enough? I have looked at concrete, and it is ok. I saw a magazine showing "fireslate" but I do not know where to find it. Any suggestions?