White Granite or Quartz

KalynErnestMarch 16, 2013

Hello

This is my first post after searching and searching. A little info:

Building a craftsman style home. Will be having a dark wood floor in our kitchen. It is a very open kitchen but kind of small. Looking to have white cabinets and would like a white counter top to keep it open. Walls will be a light blue.

I am having a hard time finding a counter top. Builder is including granite, but I have found some quartz I like.

I really like the marble look, not the spotty granite.

I LOVE "princess white or white princess" but can't find it here in Michigan, not sure if it is a different name here.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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ellendi

The whites are beautiful, but understand too that the lighter granites have a tendency to stain and etch more than the darker toned granted.
I am not sure about quartz.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2013 at 10:26AM
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oldryder

"The whites are beautiful, but understand too that the lighter granites have a tendency to stain and etch more than the darker toned granted. "

the preceding statement is not accurate. Light colored "granites" in general are no more prone to etching than any other colors. They are also no more prone to staining except for the fact that a stain could easily be more noticeable in a lighter colored stone.

If you are a reasonably good housekeeper you shouldn't worry about staining as it is a relatively rare occurence (less than 12 incidents in several thousand jobs) and if it does occur most of the time a stain can be removed.

pick something that has the look you want. ALL quartz brands are made on the same machines so if you've found one you like go for it.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2013 at 12:21PM
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jentrex

Hi Kalyn,
I live in the Detroit Metro area and PMP Marble and Granite in Troy usually has White Princess quartzite in stock. If you live close I would suggest them. They have a large inventory of granite and marble. I just put a deposit on beautiful White Princess for my new build.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2013 at 1:16PM
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realism

A simple google search for marble look alike or marble alternative will turn up tons of links explaining the different options.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2013 at 3:21PM
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