Please help me choose slabs of white quartzite
I really appreciate the help I have received in the planning stage of our house remodel so far. We are waiting for the architect to finalize plans so we can get permits. We plan to start sometime in July, so it is time to reserve slabs - yay! I would love your input on the slabs I found this weekend.
I want to use White Macaubus (aka Luce di Luna) for the kitchen counters. The cabinets are walnut veneer flat panel. The intended feel is modern, but not ultra modern. The house is a 1960 California ranch.
There are 5 lots of White Macaubus available at 3 local stone yards. I need 2 slabs that are at least 6' x 10' (which all of the following are). My 4' x 8' island will come from 1 slab. The perimeter, (1) 9' 10" sink run with a wider area for the bay window and (2) 3' runs on each side of the range, will come from the 2nd slab. I like the patterning of slab 1, but there is only 1 slab available from that lot. I could use that slab for the island and use 1 slab from lot 2 or 3 (same stone yard) for the perimeter, but it does make me a little nervous using 2 slabs from different lots. Slab 4 has a yellowish area at the far right lower area, but I think I can mostly cut around that. Slab 5 has a dark blobbish streak at the bottom, but I can cut around it for the island, and I think it might be in the sink cutout area on the second slab.
I love the look of marble, but need the toughness of quartzite. Given all that, which slabs do you think have the nicest looking patterns?