? absolute black granite & supreme white quartzite together

ar84August 22, 2012

Looking for help with picking our countertops. We will have white cabinets on the periphery and a black island. Originally I wanted to do maybe honed absolute black granite on the periphery and supreme white quartzite on the island but now I am wondering if it is going to be too much going on. Particularly, I looked at the abs black in the showroom and it is not completely uniform in color but has some grain/texture. That fact in particular is making me feel like it will be too 'busy' with the supreme white. Are there any granites that are completely uniform in color or is that something only found in soapstone or other materials?

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I've never seen any granite that is completely uniform, but I do think AB comes the closest. That's why I chose it for my kitchen. It definitely has a grain to it and a bit of sparkle, but it appears totally black. If you want completely uniform you probably want a solid surface material that can be made that way. I don't think I've seen a soapstone that is completely uniform either.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2012 at 7:30AM
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Black Corian? It's in the A price group, so probably less expensive than granite.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2012 at 7:59AM
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I'm linking you to my finished kitchen. I put leathered absolute black on our perimeter with white macaubus on our island....same concept light patterned island (though my pattern is more linear) and solid perimeter. The absolute black reads as a solid even though there is some interest to it. It's really pretty installed.

Here is a link that might be useful: babs711 finished kitchen

    Bookmark   August 23, 2012 at 8:33AM
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