Dolce Vita or White Macaubus Quartzite Anyone??

cam349August 8, 2012

Does anyone have any experience with this Dolce Vita or white macaubas? I'm wondering about things like etching and staining.

Here's the Dolce Vita:

Here's a closeup:

Here's the White Macaubus I was shown:

Closeup of veining:

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gr8daygw

That Dolce Vita is to die for!!! Just wanted to say how beautiful it is but no I don't have any experience with it.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2012 at 7:30PM
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cat_mom

Ditto!

    Bookmark   August 8, 2012 at 8:25PM
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cam349

I'm doing the lemon, mustard and oil test as we speak. Cross your fingers!

    Bookmark   August 9, 2012 at 8:26AM
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babs711

A few of us have WM and love it. No etching or staining at all.

But out of your particular slabs, I much prefer the DV. It's prettier. WM usually wows me but doesn't here. I'd go for the DV. It's gorgeous!

    Bookmark   August 9, 2012 at 8:40AM
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andreak100

That Dolce Vita is gorgeous!!! Very, very, very nice. Hope it passes the test!

    Bookmark   August 9, 2012 at 8:22PM
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cam349

Here's the news on the Dolce Vita:
Mustard, pasta sauce, olive oil, marg - no problem
Lemon - 5 min - no problem
1.5 hours - not too bad
24 hours - BIG WHITE CHALKY ROUGH ETCH ( but seems not as bad after drying....so we'll see if it bothers me in a day or so....)

The macaubas so far seems fine, but I've only tested the 1.5 hours and the sample I have seems quite grey compared to the slab so I'm not sure I'd trust the test anyway.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2012 at 10:41AM
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sprtphntc

DV is fab!!! no experience with it, but it is gorgeous!!!!

    Bookmark   August 10, 2012 at 10:59AM
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cam349

Here's a better view of the Macaubas. I think the lower left of this huge slab would look good if I can't live with the Dolce Vita etching. I'm using soapstone (grey/black not green) for the perimeter counters.

View of right side of slab:

I could use the top of the slab as well and it would look a lot like marble.

WHAT WOULD YOU DO???

    Bookmark   August 10, 2012 at 11:23AM
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