New Caesarstone Frosty Carrina & London Gray light marble looks

blondelleJanuary 13, 2013

It seems these aren't in the states as yet but they both look stunning. The Frosty Carrina is a carrara look and the London Gray looks to have a bit deeper background with marble veining. The FC has longer veining which is more like real marble as opposed to the random spots and veining of the quartz marbles now available. There is also a charcoal one with whitish veining. Here's a video that I think shows the FC and a bit of the deeper one. You can see larger photos of all the colors and what they look like on a counter also at this site. These look to be the most realistic interpretations I've seen.

You can see all the new colors here as well as photos of the new colors and of them in use in the Gallery section.

Has anyone who lives abroad seen them, or at a trade show here?

Here is a link that might be useful: Caesarstone video

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blondelle

No interest in these new colors? I think they are beautiful. Was hoping to get a dialogue going on them comparing them to what's out there now. Was also hoping someone abroad saw them, or someone who attended the Coverings show. Anyone?

    Bookmark   January 13, 2013 at 9:42PM
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breezygirl

I watched. It was hard for me to really get a sense of what they look like in the video though. I do hope they make their way across the pond for us Americans.

    Bookmark   January 13, 2013 at 9:50PM
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blondelle

OK, here's a better look. The Frosty Carrina is a soft, creamy white, while the Londen Grey is a soft light gray. I think the veining is the closest I've seen to real marble. I like it better than the Torquay, at least from the photos. I don't like all the little dots in the Torquay. I was told it should be here around March-Apriil.

    Bookmark   January 13, 2013 at 11:20PM
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bons

Those look great! I hope they're here soon - I'm hoping to get going on my kitchen in March.

Bonnie

    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 1:43AM
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breezygirl

Thanks for the bigger pics, Blondelle. Now I can see them. I'm glad they're on their way here too for more choices in the marble-like arena. They look interesting.

    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 2:39AM
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kaysd

Those look like they have promise. Hopefully they will make it to the US soon so we can see them in person.

My favorite stone-look quartz choices were from the K Stone collection of EuroStone by Stone Italiana. I really liked both the K Soul and K Work in both Gloss and Grain (matte). My DH does not like engineered stone, but he thought the K Work looked more like real stone than any of the other dark gray quartz options we considered. (At the end of the day, we chose natural quartzite.)

K Soul:

K Work:

Here is a link that might be useful: K Stone

    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 1:15PM
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wi-sailorgirl

I love them both, particularly the white one. I also really like a new color that someone else posted on another thread that sort of looked like soapstone. But I don't really want to look at these because we're hoping to get countertops within the next couple months and I'm sure these won't be available here yet so this is just more to get me all worked up over for nothing!

    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 1:38PM
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zeitgast

I asked Caesarstone and was told US release would be in March 2013

    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 2:26PM
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blondelle

I just called Caesarstone and they said it should be here in a month and no dots like the Torquay so it should be more realistic. They said the Londen Grey is about the same as their Misty Carrara but maybe a touch lighter. Love to see them in person. Hope they look at good as the photos. The veining on the Frosty Carrina is a little more pronounced than it looks in the photo.

    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 2:27PM
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firstmmo

I love both of these and hope that there are lots of showrooms that decide to do a display so we can see this in person!

    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 2:46PM
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blondelle

I just called Caesarstone and they said it should be here in a month and no dots like the Torquay so it should be more realistic. They said the Londen Grey is about the same as their Misty Carrara but maybe a touch lighter. Love to see them in person. Hope they look at good as the photos. The veining on the Frosty Carrina is a little more pronounced than it looks in the photo.

    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 3:47PM
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blondelle

This is the THIRD time this board duplicated my posts! I swear I only posted once. So strange :-(.

    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 3:53PM
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Debbi Branka

The veining still looks very fake to me. Too light and almost like a dashed line instead of actual veins. Are these a lot cheaper than real stone, because when we were shopping, the fake seemed to be the same price. Sorry to be a kill-joy. Just my thoughts.

    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 6:39PM
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bons

They may or may not be cheaper than real marble, but if you want a counter top that has a marble look but doesn't 'wear' like marble, these are a great substitutes.

Bonnie

    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 8:30PM
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blondelle

Everytime I think I want to use real marble I just go into Williams Sonoma and look at the marble counters they have where they do the cooking demos. Stains, chips, scratches, dings and etches galore. The carrara held up better thaqn the calacatta for some reason. The carrara was always honed and the calacatta started out polished. Deep, rough etches in the calacatta.

There are all types of marbles with all types of veining. No one will mistake the Carrina for statuary. It's not trying to be that marble. It definitely looks like a more subtle form of white marble. It's not trying to be that heavily veined white marble.

Yes, real marble is gorgeous when new, but it would bother me to see all that damage on it, and I don't want to worry about it all the time. If I have a choice between beat up real marble and shiny, new, marble look quartz I'm going with the quartz. I believe Caesarstone is a lot more than real carrara.

    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 9:33PM
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Molly Phillips

We are starting our reno next month so we should be done by April. I almost can't look at new options or I'll second guess myself and want to wait, especially since I have a tendency to be a "grass is greener" type of girl. Then I'll need a new husband because my current one will be so tired of dealing with my indecision that he'll leave me. I'd rather keep this marriage than be tempted by new quartz, lovely as it may be.

I do like both better than the torquay, though. I'm actually going with a quartz limestone look alike, which is so new I haven't found a full kitchen example. That makes me all kinds of queasy in itself.

I'm digressing. You can imagine what it's like to live with me.

    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 10:22PM
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Eleven.Gables

I just picked up these two latest colors at my stone supplier! GORG! The London Gray is beautiful, but has too much splotchyness for my taste. I really like the Frosty Carrina... it is a creamy white with very light gray veining. There are absolutely NO small little speckles that you might see in the Misty Carrera. I am really in love. Getting ready to order it for my kitchen and laundry and also for the backsplash. I hope it looks as good as I think it will. My four little boys will not let white marble stand a chance in my house. This caeserstone is more $$ than marble, but hopefully, will outlast it!

    Bookmark   January 25, 2013 at 4:04PM
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herbflavor

combine them with wood counters/I think that's how they'd use them abroad, in reference to your question anyway. I can tell you for a fact... they[meaning average people] do not go so price tag intense with counters[worktops]...Formica is quite accepted and not a downscale item. Just get what you like-they are nice but you'd have to work with the overall look.

    Bookmark   January 25, 2013 at 4:24PM
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Gooster

Eleven Gables: What area are you in, might I ask? Did they have the other new colors as well (e.g. Piatra Grey)? Did you get an idea of price? Is it at a premium to the other Caeserstones in the Classico series?

    Bookmark   January 25, 2013 at 5:05PM
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Eleven.Gables

Gooster, I am in Oklahoma City. F.A. Highley quoted me $62 for 2cm, $69 for 3cm. They had a whole stack of new colors. I didn't look at anything but whites.

    Bookmark   January 25, 2013 at 7:19PM
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Gooster

Eleven_Gables: Thanks! I'm going to check around here to see if they've got their samples. That pricing seems pretty comparable to the existing Classico colors.

    Bookmark   January 25, 2013 at 9:06PM
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blondelle

Eleven, thanks for posting. Glad it's being distributed so soon. Those are great prices. In NYC they are much higher. Being a creamy white do you think the Carrina could be used with a carrara or a calacata subway backsplash? The gray veining then is lighter than my photo? It doesn't look too plain with such light veining, or too plain to use with white subway? The veining in the Torquay looks more pronounced but all those little printed dots bother me. The Silestone Lagoon also has the little dots. Does the Carrina have those little dots too?

If you have a camera can you post a close up photo of your sample?

    Bookmark   January 25, 2013 at 10:05PM
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Eleven.Gables

Blondelle, my sample looks pretty identical to your pictures. I took a picture next to a glazed cabinet in my home, but plan on using it with a cream (no yellow) cabinet. I am thinking about a marble backsplash or just using the caeserstone as the backsplash. My plan is to go next week and look at Marble subway tile.

In the photo, Frosty Carrina is next to the wood backing (left) & London Gray is right

    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 12:49AM
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blondelle

Thanks Eleven for posting that. I do like the Carrina better and it will work better with off white cabinets. I am very curious to see how it works with real marble. That's really the only sensible way to use marble as you still have the beauty of it without the worries if used as the backsplash. Please post photos of the marble samples against the Carrina. I'm keeping my fingers crossed it works but if the background is creamy you might need to use calacata tile. Daltile has a new marble subway with creamier tones and without the gray cast and with cleaner veining.

Here is a link that might be useful: Daltile marble

    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 8:48AM
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Eleven.Gables

So after living with my two samples for the weekend, I have decided to go with London Grey. It seriously has more movement in it and looks much more like a natural stone. I am pretty sure I am also using it up the backsplash. Still have a couple days to get that squared away.

    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 9:18AM
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blondelle

Eleven, I'm sure it will be stunning! PLEASE post photos when you're done. So you think the Carrina doesn't have enough going on to carry just a white subway backsplash. What color were you cabinets again? Maybe it's better as a foil for a more patterned backsplash. Have you tried either against real carrara or calacata subway?

    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 12:08PM
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Gooster

Eleven Gables: Did they give you a lead time on the slab availability? Caesearstone USA just told me they will launch in "March".

It seemed like in the photos of the full slabs that the London Grey had more pronounced attempts at veining.

    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 12:21PM
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may_flowers

Make sure you view your slabs. My Caesarstone Buttermilk had white thumbprint-sized splotches on both slabs.

    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 12:33PM
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glueblob

I have the same question as gooster - A dealer we are working with said that that color won't be avaliable until late April or into May?

Unfortuantly, that may end up being too late for us, if that's true....

    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 4:32PM
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francoise47

Have you seen the beautiful Frosty Carrina kitchen featured on Canada House and Home this week?
Suzanne Dimma mentions that Frosty Carrina is one of her favorite Caesarstone colors.

Here is a link that might be useful: Frosty Carrina on House and Home

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 8:15AM
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Eleven.Gables

Thanks for posting that video... the frosty carrina is definitely too white and stark for my taste. I'm going to Dallas to check out the slabs of London Grey before I purchase. I did take photos against Calcutta Marble. See for yourself. London Grey is lower, Frosty Carrina is top.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 10:19AM
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Sweetmelba

I just came back from Royal Stone in Los Angeles, and they have the new colors in stock. In addition to the Frosty Carrina and London Gray, they had a slab of 5003 Piatra Gray - which looks like Pietra Gray Marble and it's beautiful! (Don't you love how they just switch a letter or two in their spelling!). They unfortunately didn't have any chips to give me, but the samples in the store are beautiful. Definitely the best marble-like quartz I've seen. As predicted they are in the highest price category, but I think they're definitely worth it.
I think I'm going with the Concrete as my perimeter counter and the London Gray on the island. They looked great together!

    Bookmark   February 7, 2013 at 7:07PM
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beekeeperswife

And not to get too far OT, but did you see the bs in that video? WooHoo. I saw that and thought I should post it, but I'm so glad you already did, francoise!

    Bookmark   February 7, 2013 at 7:12PM
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bavuso

Perfect timing on this post! Can't wait to see if I can find these colors in my area this weekend. This might be my best option for a kitchen table top. Also love the K Work.

    Bookmark   February 7, 2013 at 8:24PM
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Gooster

I can't wait to see these samples. These are still candidates for my countertops, if I can find TOPS (The One Perfect Stone)

OT: I had to check out the video after bee's comment; now, these shows all have me wondering how much the quartz industry is paying these tv-based designers to endorse and use their products in their designs. The amount of embedded product promotion in these programs is getting pretty staggering

    Bookmark   February 7, 2013 at 8:42PM
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zeitgast

Samples now available for order on the Caesarstone website

Here is a link that might be useful: Samples

    Bookmark   February 15, 2013 at 12:41AM
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gigibozo

Thank you. Just ordered mine.

    Bookmark   February 15, 2013 at 8:11AM
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Jfay

Yes, thanks. I love the Caesarstone sample ordering system. It's so easy and reasonably priced considering shipping is free. I'm trying Ocean Foam as well.

    Bookmark   February 15, 2013 at 9:27AM
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brwn_eyedgirl

Sweetmelba -

Did the piatra gray have a greenish tone to it? It looked that way to me on the website. Guess I will just have to order a sample. Thanks!

    Bookmark   February 22, 2013 at 11:53AM
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island

Bee, Hmmm I wonder why you like that backsplash? :>) Me too! Do you know what it is? They say it's glass and list Saltillo tile as the source, but don't see it on their website. Have you seen it anywhere? Would love a link to see what colors it comes in. I like the size of your tile; do you think this looks bigger?

Francoise thanks for posting the video, I didn't know of that website and it looks like another great source,

I'm looking forward to seeing the new Ceasarstone colors in person. I too want somethong similar in color to marble without any of the wear and tear. The manufacturer says no staining etc, but some people have posted that their C-stone does stain! Dang!

    Bookmark   February 22, 2013 at 12:31PM
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Gooster

brwn_eyedgirl: I saw you had an unanswered question. I saw Piatra Grey -- there maybe a slight green or brown undertone, not like the blues that are in Pebble and Concrete. I took the attached photo in a showroom in South SF. It is alongside a London Grey sample, and is with a sample of white Carrara (real). The veining is a bit more speckled on the Piatra.

I have yet to receive the samples I ordered.

    Bookmark   February 22, 2013 at 2:46PM
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superpoutyduck

I ordered these two colors along with a third sample. Sample number three showed up and LG and FC did not. I called and was told that not all of their distribution centers have samples yet, and that I will actually have to reorder them in about a week; all orders being placed in areas with distribution centers that don't have the colors yet are being cancelled. Just wanted to let y'all know.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2013 at 1:51PM
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may_flowers

Island, Caesarstone doesn't stain. They recommend you clean "stains" with Soft Scrub with Bleach, but I've never had to use it. Just soap and water.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2013 at 4:44PM
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Gooster

I received my samples; they shipped the larger size instead of the normal 4x4, so it was like getting a bonus.

    Bookmark   February 26, 2013 at 12:27AM
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marioncohen1

Has anyone seen Pentalquartz in Lattice Polished? To me it looks better then the new Frosty Carrina and London Grey. I have all of them and to me this Pentalquartz seems very close to the Cararra Marble.

    Bookmark   February 28, 2013 at 7:36PM
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gigibozo

I received my Caesarstone samples. I think that I am leaning toward the London Grey, although I am still looking for a natural stone slab. In the pic, left to right, my collection of samples. London Grey, Frosty Carrina, Chroma Lattice(top)Silestone Lagoon, Cambria Tourquay(top), White Pearl granite (natural stone, way too pricey, though does not etch... I tested it)

    Bookmark   March 1, 2013 at 10:33AM
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lexmomof3

Anyone know the price on the FC or LG?

    Bookmark   March 5, 2013 at 7:39PM
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bons

I just got an estimate for the Frosty Carrina - approx 70 sq ft (meaning 2 slabs) for my U-shaped kitchen with breakfast bar for $6363.00. No. can .do.

Anyone know anything about LG Viatera Quartz? They have what looks like a marble wanna-be at Home Depot. Think I'll start a new thread...

Bonnie

    Bookmark   March 5, 2013 at 9:07PM
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Bridget Helm

Has anyone gone forward with installing any of these white marble lookalikes in their kitchens?? If so, please let us know how it turned out! Thanks!!

    Bookmark   March 19, 2013 at 12:31AM
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superpoutyduck

My LG is ordered... Will be about six weeks until installation. Will update then.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2013 at 9:44AM
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tinkersouthernbelle

I just saw a slab of London Grey and I am very, very impressed.

I have 2 slabs of Calcutta Gold marble on hold but I think I might be practical and go with the London Grey. When I put the sample next to the marble it was amazing how similar they are!

I like marble to be "quiet" as well so the LG seems to achieve that.

I didn't see a slab of the Piatra or the Frosty Carrina but sounds like FC is too one dimintional. The sales rep said Piatra and LG are her favorites.

I'm waiting on a quote from the fabricator right now. Any idea what this will run? I need 70 sq ft, which is two slabs.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2013 at 1:32PM
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gigibozo

My quote for LG (2 slabs) for U-shaped kitchen with small island was in the low $7000's.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2013 at 3:57PM
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moniques

Please help. I've landed on Ceasarstone FC for island, Absolute Black granite for perimeter with BM Cloud white cabinets (incl. island). I'm trying for very calm look,nothing busy. Cushion flooring is Armstrong Cashmere G6010 that is taupey/beigy with some grey. I'm second guessing the whole thing because of lack of constrast on island and can't seem to land on a backsplash. Was originally thinking of marble subway tiles. Anyone have similar palette or have recommendation for backsplash to coordinate with Ceasarstone FC that isn't too grey?

    Bookmark   April 7, 2013 at 11:01AM
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firstmmo

OK, who has installed their counters with these new colors of Caesarstone? I am dying to see it installed! Totally intrigued by the LG and the Piatra. Had thought I would go with marble and am now thinking that this may be a better choice, but I want to see it installed by one of the trusty GWers!

    Bookmark   April 7, 2013 at 11:53PM
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superpoutyduck

If everything goes as planned I'm still a month or so out from having my LG counters installed. Will post pics when they are done.

    Bookmark   April 8, 2013 at 12:04AM
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Gooster

Templating for my Piatra Grey counters is this week! Getting excited about it all, of course. I've decided to be brave and we're mixing it with some real Bianco Carrara marble in parts of the kitchen.

This post was edited by gooster on Mon, Apr 8, 13 at 0:42

    Bookmark   April 8, 2013 at 12:41AM
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kristieschultz

Hi Moniques,
I am having a really hard time coordinating a backsplash idea with FC, so much so that I may not get it, but since your backsplash will actually be up against the black, it should be much easier. I am having a hard time because the FC is quite ivory and I want something light, white, for the wall because we have lighting issues and are getting dark cabinets so I want it very light from countertop up. None of the whites backsplashes are looking good with the FC, in my opinion, because it is off-white. Maybe I am just being too anal. But when I hold the same backplashes up to Blizzard, they look so much better. Let me know what you come up with, I am almost thinking I might change the countertop to London Gray instead and just get white cabinets. This is all getting so confusing :( Sorry I'm not much of a help.

    Bookmark   April 8, 2013 at 11:37PM
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kal34

Template for our Frosty Carrina counters is next week. I will post pictures once they are installed.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2013 at 1:03PM
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NessaB

Our Frosty Carrina counters were installed last week. Here's a picture of them. As you can see they are not busy at all, they look almost solid white until you get close to them. The veining is very subtle. We're matching them with a Carrera basketweave backsplash which should be installed in the next week or so.
Pricing in Canada is very reasonable, I'm surprised at the quotes I'm seeing in earlier posts. We paid $4200 for the stone and fabricating.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 10:35PM
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kristieschultz

This looks great. You made some nice choices. Please post pictures when you get your backsplash in. Now I'd love to also see a picture of the installed London Gray as well.

    Bookmark   April 13, 2013 at 12:00PM
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island

NessaB your kitchen and countertops look great! Can't wait to see the full reveal, but in the meantime can we please see a couple of closer views of your counters? Thanks

Looking forward to seeing the rest of your kitchens using these marble-look materials!

    Bookmark   April 13, 2013 at 4:34PM
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blondelle

Nessa, could you possibly take some closeups of the counter looking down on it so we can see the veining? You kitchen looks great and it looks really pretty with your white cabinets. Thanks much!

    Bookmark   April 13, 2013 at 5:36PM
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blondelle

This 2 x 4 marble subway tile from Crossville looks nice with the Frosty Carrina. It's not carrara so no heavy gray tones and it has a mix of whites that ties in the warmer white of the FB. It's less creamy than it looks online. Daltile also has a white marble that's not carrara that I think would work too. Subway in that is 3 x 6. I haven't seen that one in person but it seems to lean towards the creamy and it's not very busy. It's on their site.

Here is a link that might be useful: Crossville Unicorn

    Bookmark   April 13, 2013 at 6:07PM
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blondelle

This 2 x 4 marble subway tile from Crossville looks nice with the Frosty Carrina. It's not carrara so no heavy gray tones and it has a mix of whites that ties in the warmer white of the FB. It's less creamy than it looks online. Daltile also has a white marble that's not carrara that I think would work too. Subway in that is 3 x 6. I haven't seen that one in person but it seems to lean towards the creamy and it's not very busy. It's on their site.

Here is a link that might be useful: Crossville Unicorn

    Bookmark   April 13, 2013 at 6:08PM
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blondelle

This 2 x 4 marble subway tile from Crossville looks nice with the Frosty Carrina. It's not carrara so no heavy gray tones and it has a mix of whites that ties in the warmer white of the FB. It's less creamy than it looks online. Daltile also has a white marble that's not carrara that I think would work too. Subway in that is 3 x 6. I haven't seen that one in person but it seems to lean towards the creamy and it's not very busy. It's on their site.

Here is a link that might be useful: Crossville Unicorn

    Bookmark   April 13, 2013 at 6:09PM
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blondelle

This 2 x 4 marble subway tile from Crossville looks nice with the Frosty Carrina. It's not carrara so no heavy gray tones and it has a mix of whites that ties in the warmer white of the FB. It's less creamy than it looks online. Daltile also has a white marble that's not carrara that I think would work too. Subway in that is 3 x 6. I haven't seen that one in person but it seems to lean towards the creamy and it's not very busy. It's on their site.

Here is a link that might be useful: Crossville Unicorn

    Bookmark   April 13, 2013 at 6:11PM
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blondelle

This 2 x 4 marble subway tile from Crossville looks nice with the Frosty Carrina. It's not carrara so no heavy gray tones and it has a mix of whites that ties in the warmer white of the FB. It's less creamy than it looks online. Daltile also has a white marble that's not carrara that I think would work too. Subway in that is 3 x 6. I haven't seen that one in person but it seems to lean towards the creamy and it's not very busy. It's on their site.

Here is a link that might be useful: Crossville Unicorn

    Bookmark   April 13, 2013 at 6:13PM
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blondelle

Oh, for heavens sakes!!! This is so embarrassing! It kept telling me my message was rejected as I already posted a response to this thread, so naturally I kept trying to post it. Now I go back to read all the additional replies and they are all mine...LOL! Sorry about that. Hope there's a moderator who can remove them. Not my fault guys :-(!

    Bookmark   April 13, 2013 at 11:25PM
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LuvDecor0802

Could anyone tell me how to order a sample of Frosty Carrina and London Grey? I have gone on their site, googled etc, but haven't found a way to get samples. Any help would be appreciated.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2013 at 2:55PM
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pentimento

LuvDecor0802,

The link I've posted below will get you to a general page that shows multiple Caesarstone colors out of their classico line. Then if you scroll through and click on a little square that shows the specific type, London Grey for example, it will take you to a page for that color where you can order a sample.

Alternatively, you can cut and paste these site addresses into your browser:

Order London Grey sample:

http://www.caesarstoneus.com/products/color/5000/

Order Frosty Carrina sample:

http://www.caesarstoneus.com/products/color/5141/

Have fun!

Here is a link that might be useful: Caesarstone classico products

    Bookmark   April 16, 2013 at 3:48PM
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sweetandrew

Our builder dropped off large samples of the FC and London Grey today for our bathroom reno. I put Imperial Danby (Vermont) marble in our kitchen 2 years ago and used Cambria Torquay on our basement wet bar and laundry room countertops last summer. I think I like both Caesarstones better than the Torquay, which surprised me. Would love to see more pics of both installed as well as suggestions for tile pairings.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2013 at 4:26PM
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NessaB

Thanks all for the compliments. I'm loving the changes so far.
Here's a photo of the two back splashes we were contemplating against the FC countertop. It shows how light the veining is. I'll try to get a better one of just the counter. We've chosen the one on the left. It'll be installed on Thursday and I'll post more photos when it's done.

    Bookmark   April 20, 2013 at 2:30PM
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pamela928

NessaB, can you tell me who makes the tile on the right in the pic? I'm looking to combine the grey and brown tones and this one seems to do it.
Thanks!

    Bookmark   April 23, 2013 at 4:36AM
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NessaB

Pamela, unfortunately I've returned the tile to the store when I ordered the marble. It's a little yellower than the picture and the grey colour in the photo is actually rather blue. It's a very thin glass tile. We sourced it at Ontario Tile in Markham Ontario. I believe it was called Tiffany.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2013 at 10:44PM
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mamadadapaige

didn't read through all the comments so not sure if the C-stone new colors are still being discussed but just wanted to say that I saw them in large slabs last week at KBIS and they are really gorgeous.

Cambria and Silestone were also at KBIS so I looked at all the "faux marble" slabs by all the companies and imo the C-stone offering is the most realistic. I liked the London Grey in particular.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2013 at 8:49AM
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SparklingWater

I saw London Gray in person today and am very excited given my spouse's cooking style. So pretty. Will be deciding countertop selection soon.

Thanks for the heads up on making sure to see the slab re: fingerprints. I'll be sure to bring that up, since that should not pass their QA for sure.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2013 at 11:22PM
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susanlynn2012

Thank you everyone for posting the pictures and the information. I am going to order samples! Sure looks nice!

    Bookmark   April 27, 2013 at 1:45AM
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firstmmo

Keep posting pics of the new colors!

    Bookmark   April 28, 2013 at 11:59PM
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NessaB

We're finally done! Here's a photo of the completed kitchen when the backsplash was finished last week. Now to accessorize! But that will come with time.

1 Like    Bookmark   May 6, 2013 at 10:12AM
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erinf8

NessaB, the backsplash looks wonderful! What did you end up going with? Any chance you can share a closeup? Thanks.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2013 at 11:57PM
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NessaB

Here's a close up of the backsplash. The tiles are a 1x2 inch marble mosaic. We're so happy with how it turned out. Our installer did a wonderful job of setting up the pattern between the uppers so the cuts looked great.

1 Like    Bookmark   May 8, 2013 at 9:42AM
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gigibozo

Tmunson - did you get your LG installed today? Pictures, please.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2013 at 7:58PM
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superpoutyduck

Fabricator is running behind :( However, they were being cut today, so install should be next week. Pictures to follow :)

    Bookmark   May 16, 2013 at 8:10PM
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island

Nessa B. Looks great! When finished please post a new final reveal thread with all the juicy details.
This thread has been very informative. Look forward to seeing more kitchens with these products.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2013 at 9:53PM
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gigibozo

Tmunson - did you get your LG installed today? Pictures, please.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2013 at 10:17PM
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superpoutyduck

Pictures are up now:

Here is a link that might be useful: London Grey

1 Like    Bookmark   May 24, 2013 at 9:49PM
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ly3g

I have been meaning to post this since I really wanted to see an image of the installed london grey caesarstone countertop when we were deciding. We were initially going to use the frosty carrina but the different tones of white were too contrasting with our ikea adel cabinets. So on the advice of the Benjamin Moore paint consultant at the shop, we changed countertops to the grey to avoid color clashing. Hope this helps!

    Bookmark   June 10, 2013 at 7:40AM
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wolverine2

ly3g, thanks for the picture! I'm doing Adel white cabinets and have a sample of London Gray but it's hard to tell what it would look like installed. I'm also looking at the Piatra Gray too, but I think am leaning towards a granite right now. But your picture has me rethinking!

    Bookmark   June 10, 2013 at 3:01PM
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ly3g

wolverine2, since the Adel cabinets are off-white we realized the contrasting colors can make the cabinets look "more white" or "yellow-ish" or dirty. Make sure you put all your samples including paint/tile together to help you decide the overall look. Our paint consultant picked BM "gothic arch" from the veining of the London Grey. It makes the wall cabinets look whiter. V. happy with the CS-not porous at all (the sample even passed my overnight staining tests!). I included another picture which shows more of the paint (sorry the image is a little dark...). We wanted a brighter look since the kitchen is not too sunny (south windows). Have fun with the process!

    Bookmark   June 10, 2013 at 5:37PM
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sandygirl21

Wanted to share a picture of our updated kitchen with Frosty Carrina Caesarstone counters, since I got a lot of help by reading theses forums. We're not completely finished yet, still have a few more doors to hang and outlet covers to install, but are happy to have a working kitchen again!

    Bookmark   August 21, 2013 at 11:30AM
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sandygirl21

Wanted to share a picture of our updated kitchen with Frosty Carrina Caesarstone counters, since I got a lot of help by reading theses forums. We're not completely finished yet, still have a few more doors to hang and outlet covers to install, but are happy to have a working kitchen again!

    Bookmark   August 21, 2013 at 11:39AM
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likewhatyoudo

If any of the above posters have some updates on the ceasarstone quartz they ended up using and pictures I would love to see them. I am trying to decide on a color scheme for my master bathroom remodel. Very excited about these quartz colors!

    Bookmark   March 7, 2014 at 11:29AM
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Eleven.Gables

Hello All! I have pictures of my London Grey Caesarstone counters and backsplash on my blog. They turned out beautiful!

Here is a link that might be useful: London Grey Caesarstone kitchen

    Bookmark   April 10, 2014 at 7:08PM
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Eleven.Gables

more London Grey

Here is a link that might be useful: Eleven Gables blog

    Bookmark   April 10, 2014 at 7:18PM
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Eleven.Gables

London Grey Caesarstone Backsplash and Countertop

Here is a link that might be useful: Eleven Gables Kitchen Remodel

    Bookmark   April 10, 2014 at 7:21PM
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sjhockeyfan325

It looks great (as does the whole kitchen). I love my Ceasarstone (organic white) - I hope you love yours.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2014 at 11:19PM
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tuxedord2

Gorgeous! What are your paint colors? cabs and walls?
Love everything!

    Bookmark   April 11, 2014 at 8:31AM
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Eleven.Gables

lesmobo, my paint colors were EXTREMELY tricky. I tried to use straight colors, but everything was coming out yellow or green. So, I made my own colors. The cabinets are Half Chanel White (a color made up by Spectrum Paints in OKC). The walls are 1/2 Manchester Tan (Benjamin Moore). The ceilings are 1/4 Manchester Tan. The walls are a beautiful light putty color... no gray, blue, green undertones. The cabinets are a creamy white with no yellow undertones.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2014 at 11:27AM
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tuxedord2

Wow, eleven gables - thank you! Really beautiful! We're having an yellow and green problem too. Thanks for the suggestions!

    Bookmark   April 11, 2014 at 3:59PM
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Kimiano

Thanks for this thread! I am considering FC and LG too, as well as Silestone Lagoon and Lyra. My cabinets are Martha Stewart Sharkey Grey. Not sure if the LG will be too similar to my cabinets or if that is a good thing. They pretty much match. Any more pics would be great! and thank you to those who have posted.

    Bookmark   April 17, 2014 at 9:27PM
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HuskerPower

After doing scrolling through what seems a ton of pictures/blogs/forums....We ended up choosing Frosty Carrina counter-top in the end and love them. I almost went with Cambria Tourquay before I saw a sample of the Carrina. This is a very soft white which is what we were after and looks more like marble than the Tourquay as it doesn't have the specks in it.

1 Like    Bookmark   April 19, 2014 at 9:24AM
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Linelle

I ended up choosing carrara for my vanity, but I was very impressed by the sample of London Gray the yard loaned me. Had I not gotten on the marble train, it would have been a frontrunner for me. A nice choice for a kitchen. It was interesting to learn that Caesarstone will sell half-slabs.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2014 at 10:32AM
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smalloldhouse

@HuskerPower: beautiful photo! Can you share the cabinet color and any info on your backsplash. I've ordered cabinets in what I think is a similar shade, and am hoping also to use one of the light quartzes. But I hadn't yet figured out the backsplash. Your kitchen looks like it belongs in a magazine spread!

    Bookmark   April 19, 2014 at 1:16PM
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susanlynn2012

HuskerPower, I just love your kitchen, especially the backsplash! I agree with smalloldhouse that your kitchen belongs in a magazine spread!

    Bookmark   April 19, 2014 at 8:33PM
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HuskerPower

Thank you! You are so kind.:) I love how it has all pulled together. It was a huge task to find back-splash tile. We ended up going with a marble tile from The Tile Shop called Queen Beige Tumbled Amalfi ( http://www.tileshop.com/product/productdetail.aspx?familyID=2329&recordID=5067941 ).

The cabinets are from Ultracraft, Sagamore 5 piece door style. The color is stone with a brown linen hand brushed finish.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2014 at 9:24PM
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