super white quartzite irl--omg!!!!!!!!!
I've seen pics of Super White (like in Firsthouse's beautiful kitchen) and drooled over it. Gorgeous, right? I saw a slab IRL today and I have to say that it is about 100 times more beautiful in person.
I looked around for it in my area last year. No one had it, but I was told that it was very expensive. I gave up. Today while up in the big city, the kids and I had 30 mins before we had to leave for home. What's a TKO to do? Why, go to a slab yard, of course.
The salesman was taking me to see a stone that might work as a contrast to my Carrara when I walked around a corner and saw IT. I must a have let out an audible gasp because the salesman gave me a funny look. I was blinded by the beauty. The colors! The swirls! The glow! The depth! It's really indescribable.
I stammered quietly, "that's .....that's....oh my.". He said that the one, single, solitary slab they had was on hold. After checking the computer while I tried to keep myself from grabbed that huge slab myself and making a run for it, he reported that there were actually 2 holds on it. More slabs were supposed to ship on September of last year. Ha. That means it's not coming. Oh, the heartbreak!
I looked at a few more stones much less beautiful and headed dejectedly for the car. If the stars align just right, maybe my third place bid for that piece of heaven will be enough. So count yourselves lucky if you live in an area where more than one slab shows up more often than once a year.