any thoughts on this quartzite for a large island?

buckrogersOctober 4, 2013

kitchen is basically off-white shaker with va mist perimeter, though this would go on black island cabinets. prep sink goes in the upper right corner, seats at the bottom.

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lcskaisgir

I absolutely love it! It's exactly what I'm looking for. I am doing white perimeter cabinets and a black island as well. The closest I could find to this is superwhite. What is it called? It's not too busy and looks very expensive!

    Bookmark   October 4, 2013 at 11:01PM
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buckrogers

thanks, lcskaisgir. the wholesaler calls it 'Nuage' and says it's Brazilian. I haven't been able to find anything with that name, or any quartzite pictures that look like it so far. this is near DC if you live in the area.

    Bookmark   October 5, 2013 at 12:42AM
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mayberry_moon

I love quartzite, now have it in both first and second home. It's very hard, and beautiful to my eye.

    Bookmark   October 5, 2013 at 6:38AM
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Mags438

I think it's beautiful. Same type kitchen plans here too!

    Bookmark   October 5, 2013 at 7:36AM
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texaspenny

Another vote for yes! It is very striking. Make sure you know where they are templating for the island so you can get the parts you like best.

    Bookmark   October 5, 2013 at 7:35PM
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SaltLife631

Very striking piece of stone. This quartzite would make an eye catching statement as the centerpiece of your kitchen. It should be the star of the show. I look forward to seeing your project progress...Good luck!

    Bookmark   October 5, 2013 at 9:41PM
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firstmmo

It's stunning--do it!

    Bookmark   October 8, 2013 at 1:03AM
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buckrogers

thanks for the input folks. trying to find a marble alternative.

    Bookmark   October 8, 2013 at 1:34AM
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buckrogers

for those of you who were cool enough to respond, here's the unfinished product:

    Bookmark   October 22, 2013 at 1:01AM
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nightowlrn

Beautiful !!!!

    Bookmark   October 22, 2013 at 1:36AM
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rubyclaire

Island envy! Simply gorgeous...

    Bookmark   October 22, 2013 at 5:55AM
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lcskaisgir

OOOOOOOHHHHHH that is gorgeous!!! A real show stopper. I made my decision last night for cabinets and countertops and now you've got me second guessing it!! What did you use for the backsplash?

    Bookmark   October 22, 2013 at 7:09AM
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mlweaving_Marji

That is just gorgeous! Love the piece of stone on your island.
Two questions if you don't mind. What stain did you use on your floors, and what cabinet hardware are you going with?

    Bookmark   October 22, 2013 at 8:15AM
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JessHS

Wonderful kitchen. I am loving all your storage. Especially your stacked upper cabinets and that whole wall thing on the left side of the picture.

    Bookmark   October 22, 2013 at 8:58AM
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bicyclegirl1

That is gorgeous! Your whole kitchen is gorgeous! Please post when complete so we can use it as inspiration! Thanks for sharing.

    Bookmark   October 22, 2013 at 9:36AM
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romy718

Beautiful! The whole kitchen looks great! Looking forward to your reveal!

    Bookmark   October 22, 2013 at 9:51AM
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AGK2003

stunning! would love to see more pictures as your work progresses and all the details!

    Bookmark   October 22, 2013 at 10:23AM
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kaysd

Wow, that is just gorgeous -- the island and all the rest. I also would like to know what tile you used for the BS.

    Bookmark   October 22, 2013 at 11:17AM
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autumn.4

Very nice! If you have time to stop back and answer - what countertop is on your perimeter? They go very well together. Also - what is your backsplash?

You need to post a full reveal with details. :) This teeny glimpse is not enough!

    Bookmark   October 22, 2013 at 11:46AM
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buckrogers

thanks everyone. the backsplash is Waterworks Architectonics 3x6 field tile in Icewater, and the floor is refinished red oak that was water popped and stained with Jacobean. The cabinet pulls are likely going to be the Alno Charlie A726 for everything but the top row of doors, which get a shaker knob that I can't find right now, all in chrome. Perimeter counters are Virginia Mist honed, island countertop is Nuage quartzite, cabinets are Decora. Sinks and the bar + prep faucets are Ruvati, main faucet is Kraus, all from Overstock. Thermador 30" columns and 48" range, Bosch dishwasher, Sharp microwave drawer. Hope that helps.

This post was edited by buckrogers on Tue, Oct 22, 13 at 12:21

    Bookmark   October 22, 2013 at 12:20PM
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firstmmo

Buck:
It's fabulous! The island is definitely a wow factor for your kitchen :)

    Bookmark   October 22, 2013 at 7:54PM
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threegraces

Love it, love it. I'm jealous!

    Bookmark   October 23, 2013 at 1:13PM
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HammerMom

Beautiful! I would love to see more pictures, especially of the perimeter and backsplash!

    Bookmark   October 23, 2013 at 2:22PM
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tjoy

Hi I have a slab of this gorgeous quartzite on hold for me unfortunately they do not have a sample for me to test I'm wondering if you have any issues with it scratching or etching?

Thanks :)

    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 10:27AM
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carree

I have quartzite and live it. It has been a few months of really easy maintenance. I polish it regularly because it is so satisfying. Good luck with selecting yours.

    Bookmark   November 15, 2013 at 7:25PM
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neroselover

GORGEOUS! Love the quartzite!

    Bookmark   November 15, 2013 at 10:20PM
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Mags438

It's beautiful!

    Bookmark   November 15, 2013 at 10:35PM
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firstmmo

Any more pics for us to drool over?

    Bookmark   November 16, 2013 at 1:49AM
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