I have a question pertaining to longevity of countertops made out of 3/4" granite vs 1 1/2" in terms of fracture, not surface scratches. The standard 3/4" is obviously cheaper and I plan to laminate another 3/4" on all edges to give it a thicker look, without a thinner wallet. The 1 1/2" thickness all the way thru will be stronger no doubt, but is the cost worth it? Short of stomping on the island, will the extra thickness actually payoff or it is just over-engineering? Anybody share a story on granite failure? Thx!