Quartz countertop to go w/Armstrong VCT floor "Sterling" gray

acw2355September 25, 2013

It's time to replace our kitchen flooring and counter-tops.
The 1950 house is a cottage/ranch style with elements harking back to pre-WWII. Has a cottage in the woods kind of charm.

The kitchen is a small L-shape galley style with a tiny nook.
Floor is pretty narrow - as in cannot open fridge door and dishwasher door at the same time. Walls and cabinets are white. Appliances are stainless steel.

Because we are hard on things and have two big German Shepherds gal-lumping around I have chosen Armstrong's Excelon Standard Imperial VCT in "Sterling" (soft gray). It's from Armstrong's commercial line of VCT and has a kind of retro look to go with the general tone of the house.

I would like to use quartz counters - can anyone suggest a color of quartz out there that would go nicely with a neutral gray floor? Since there is so much white in the kitchen was thinking of going with a gray or black color for counter-top.

Thanks for any interest/assistance.

Here is a link that might be useful: Armstrong VCT

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There are so many choices! Any chance you can post a picture of your cabinets?

    Bookmark   September 25, 2013 at 12:37PM
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Or you could go with something that has gray veining i.e. Torquay by Cambria.

    Bookmark   September 25, 2013 at 2:47PM
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Torquay would look great - also look at Ceasarstone Frosty Carrina, and Newport (don't remember which of the two brands that it, but I think it might be Cambria).

    Bookmark   September 25, 2013 at 5:09PM
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VCT has been around for many decades and can require some type of floor finish to look good.

My vet installed this product in her offices years ago, and it still looks great. Looks like terrazzo when down. Armstrong Safety Zone 12"x12" tile. Has the smallest texture on it to make big dogs feel safe, Looks good with just a wash and even better with a buff.

I've listed two colors that would work for you and your previous VCT selection.

    Bookmark   September 25, 2013 at 6:44PM
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Yes, Newport is from Cambria. (was considering this at one time)

    Bookmark   September 25, 2013 at 6:50PM
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Thank you for the suggestions.

Went to the Ceasarstone site and quite liked the "Pebble."
Also liked the Cambria Torquay but it's too much white. I'd like a definite grayish tone - would love soapstone but it's too soft.

The cabinets are pretty simple but will be getting new shaker style doors in the next year. Trying to keep it all simple, clean lines, and classic.

Thanks for the floor suggestions beverly27. I've had Armstrong before and am used to the finish care. It's pretty indestructible stuff and will last years.

    Bookmark   September 25, 2013 at 10:11PM
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