? 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?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

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
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Black Corian? It's in the A price group, so probably less expensive than granite.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2012 at 7:59AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

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
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Ikea Maximera drawers depth?
Has anyone taken the time to measure the depth of the...
Old, Deep Cast Iron Sink or New Sink? I can't decide
Hello, would love to hear from those of you who have...
Cindy McMahon
Kitchen Reveal - White Cabinets/Soapstone
Hi all, I wanted to post the before/after pics of our...
Ikea cover panel installation question (Akurum line)
Hi all! I was ready to post this to ikeafans.com and...
Strategies for washing dishes in a large single sink vs double sink
Hi all, We have in our plans to get a large (33 inch)...
Sponsored Products
Black of Night Anya Table Lamp
Lamps Plus
Charleston Black Medium One-Light Outdoor Wall Light
$47.00 | Bellacor
Zaneen | Tate 6 Light Chandelier
Catching Dreams Art Print
| Dot & Bo
Ellert Adjustable Counter-Height Chair - Set of Two
$169.99 | zulily
2-Light Ceiling Black
$63.81 | PLFixtures
Animal Hide Black Acrylic Rug (5' x 7')
Watson Table Lamp by Arteriors
$480.00 | Lumens
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™