Please post pictures of your counter-tops

laurenfounderNovember 1, 2011

Searching for ideas...

Please post pictures of your counter-tops.

Thank you all in advance. :)

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suzanne_sl

Like this?

It's Kashmir Gold granite

    Bookmark   November 1, 2011 at 5:10PM
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breezygirl

Just went in Friday.�

    Bookmark   November 1, 2011 at 7:55PM
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remodelfla

From when kitchen was in progress:

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Circus Peanut

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stephct

I love this thread. They're all gorgeous. Can everyone post what they are when they post the pictures. I can't figure out circuspeanut's...copper? concrete? love them whatever they are!

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leela4

Soapstone:


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bahacca

This is my MILs kitchen, but I've not seen Palladio granite represented here as of yet.

Lighting is horrible as only the pendants and under-cabinets were on.

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Circus Peanut

whups, sorry, yes they are copper!

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Fori is not pleased

ex kitchen:

new:

Turns out I don't hate tile. Love the drip edge. Don't like anything brown that isn't wood, though. (That would include the cabinets. Not wood!)

I will definitely consider tile for a remodel if I can pull off a metal or Corian sink with it.

    Bookmark   November 1, 2011 at 9:20PM
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senator13

Circus has copper. They are BEAUTIFUL!

I have Arborite (laminate) counters in the Black Grit pattern From Finished counter

    Bookmark   November 1, 2011 at 10:10PM
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babushka_cat

calaCATta marble...

    Bookmark   November 1, 2011 at 10:17PM
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bonesoda

All who have the white and white/grey counters... does the granite stain if you drop some tomatoe juice or spices and don't wipe immidiatly?

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katsmah

Caramello granite

    Bookmark   November 1, 2011 at 10:30PM
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Fori is not pleased

Part of one of mine is Bardiglio marble. It won't get an uncleanable stain from tomatoes but it'll etch. Not all that much of a concern with the blobby pattern and honed finish. If etching doesn't bother you, many of the marbles hold up to stains pretty well.

Get some samples of everything you kinda like and cook and chop and pour on them before you tear out your old kitchen!

    Bookmark   November 1, 2011 at 10:56PM
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bonesoda

@fori: thanks for the input most of the fabricators where i am push for granite over marble in terms of durability. I like the look of marble but don't want to have a dingy countertop after a year of use.

    Bookmark   November 2, 2011 at 1:26AM
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breezygirl

Babushka--LOL!! That might just be my fav pic of your little man. When I see him with your marble I hear "aaaaahhhhhhhh" in my head. Soothing.

My marble above is 4cm honed Carrara marble. Yes, it will etch, but the honing helps hide it. Staining shouldn't be an issue with the good sealers on the market now.

    Bookmark   November 2, 2011 at 1:50AM
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cjc123

Babushka, your counters are beautiful!

I have super white quartzite, it will etch if acids are left on a long time, but after almost 1.5 years only have one little etch mark by the sink. If you wipe of when a spill happens no problems... Also, honed is much more forgiving - mine is polished From Kitchen before and after From Kitchen before and after

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brianadarnell

White Alaska/Delicatus- unstainable so far.

    Bookmark   November 2, 2011 at 7:36AM
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kitchenaddict

hi lauren..

I love seeing counters..each are beautiful in their own way...I also have Delicatus White "Alaska"..I've had mine a year and a half..no staining at all..

KA:)

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prill

Soapstone:

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cienza

Dreams Do Come True!
Luis Blue:

Peninsula

Sink Corner

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ferrygirl

Not finished yet (backsplash to be installed soon!)...
Crema Bordeaux granite.

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baylorbear

Ours is called Copper Gold (but I think it must have some other name - it looks nothing like the Copper Gold pictures on Google).

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remodelfla

I love when these threads come up. Makes me want to do about 5 more kitchens so I can have some of each please.

    Bookmark   November 2, 2011 at 1:19PM
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mtnrdredux_gw

We have pewter, dolomya marble and hand hewn cherry. very cumbersome to post on iPad, so I will try one at a time

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mtnrdredux_gw
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mtnrdredux_gw

the cherry

    Bookmark   November 2, 2011 at 2:15PM
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marcydc

Golden Crema granite (I've also heard it called Delicatus Gold and Crema Romanzo)

    Bookmark   November 2, 2011 at 3:13PM
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kitchenkrazed09

I don't think anyone mentioned yet (and I think it deserves mentioning) that Circuspeanut installed those copper counters as a DIY project. Gorgeous!

Funny, Babushka Cat. Love that marble. What type of backsplash tiles are leaning against the wall?

Prill, your soapstone and backsplash are so pretty. What type of backsplash do you have?

Mtnrdredux - I am drooling over each one of those counters. I LOVE them all!

I also have Alaska White granite, installed at the beginning of June and inspired by Kitchenaddict's. Here's mine:

    Bookmark   November 2, 2011 at 3:18PM
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kitch2011

Here is one I have now. Sienna Bordeaux is the name of this granite.

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sas95

Caesarstone Champagne Limestone and butcher block.

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bostonpam

old picture of in progress kitchen - typhoon bordeaux

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bonesoda

@kitchenkrazed09: Hah thats exactly what my kitchen is going towards if i end up getting granite. White Delicatus w white subway and light pearl white cabs!

This delicatus granite has a lot of variety in terms of more black and sometimes less black... i know the "glass" chunks in the granite don't translate well in pictures but when i saw it in person i was very impressed.

    Bookmark   November 2, 2011 at 4:25PM
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celticmoon

24 year old Corian in the original Almond color. I like its simplicity.

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pudgybaby

Honed jet mist (aka virginia mist), before backsplash:

    Bookmark   November 2, 2011 at 7:57PM
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quiltgirl

Babushka_cat, love your countertop! What is the name of the marble you used for your countertop and what color white are your cabinets?

    Bookmark   November 2, 2011 at 8:05PM
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joaniepoanie

Pudgy baby.....where did you get your gray outlets ? White will stick out on my gray and tan granite...

Cienza...I am getting same cabs and grayi/tan granite like yours......what floor are you using?

Everyone's stone is absolutely gorgeous.....sure hope mine turns out as well...hard to imagine when you're looking at a slab....

    Bookmark   November 2, 2011 at 8:49PM
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gsciencechick

Blue pearl granite, but you can also get black pearl,white pearl, and emerald pearl.

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Jodi_SoCal

Impala Black or sometimes called Black Impala.

Jodi-

    Bookmark   November 2, 2011 at 9:18PM
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sochi

Stainless

and Quartzite Bianca (or Luce di Luna)

    Bookmark   November 2, 2011 at 9:26PM
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kitchenkrazed09

Jmith - It is such a pretty stone, with a lot of depth. I love the bits of mica and the sections that shimmer like ice.

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beekeeperswife

Bianco Antico, lots of brown, creams, cinnamon rivers, and mica that looks like diamonds....I can't find some of my better photos... but here is the island

here's a photo taken during the tile installation...(you can see the arabesques before the grout)

    Bookmark   November 2, 2011 at 9:47PM
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babushka_cat

thanks all for the positive comments on my counter. as some of you know, this is counter #2 due to fabrication issues so this was a long fought battle to get to this point!

i can't take credit for the calaCATta - was done originally by az stone - i just shamelessly appropriated :)

re: questions about my marble: it is calacatta marble. i was told where i bought it that the color is not typical of a calacatta as it is very warm with a lot of coffee colored swirls and not as much grey as it would typically have. i loved the coffee swirls even though some could consider the non-typical nature as a negative. i fawn over it every day. i have not yet moved back into the kitchen (still microwaving on a folding table in the livingroom) so i cannot yet speak to durability.

regarding selecting marble for a kitchen: i really tried not to like marble (was my favorite from the outset) given the issues raised on this site and elsewhere but after doing an exhaustive assessment of the alternatives and testing marble at home i came back to marble. i am the jeans/wrinkled linen who uses antiques in day to day living type of person who is a good fit for marble. also note i am a single professional so putting marble in my kitchen is perhaps an easier choice than if it was for a large family with a bunch of kids. i also considered the white quartzites but they were too grey for me and given they too were susceptible to etching, i decided why not get marble then!

my cabinet paint color is benjamin moore simply white in the advance line, satin finish. backsplash tiles still under assessment, cannot report that on that selection yet.

-babushka

    Bookmark   November 2, 2011 at 10:53PM
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aliris19

Oh I love this thread. I love it all, from corian to happening marble to stainless steel. I am so hopelessly TKO now. How did this happen? Ridiculous.... Is this a permanent change or will I ever get a life back?

I've found it very challenging to adequately photograph my countertop. Please forgive me for posting a zillion pictures, but I'm trying to get some reasonable pictures and it's just not easy to capture the colors and movement. I'm happy to delete redundancies or failures, just let me know...

OK, this is pretty self-indulgent, I know:











    Bookmark   November 3, 2011 at 2:17AM
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suzanne_sl

Hey, Lauren - I keep waiting for you to tell us what you were looking for. Whatever you had in mind, it resulted in a really cool compilation of lots of different kinds of counter tops. Did you just want to see what different things looked like in place, or was it the counter arrangement itself? Something else?

Just curious, that's all.

    Bookmark   November 3, 2011 at 3:27AM
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marcydc

Aliris, yours is just so fun. Love limestone too ( i put it in all 3 bathrooms :). Thanks for all the pics!

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kitchenkrazed09

Jmith - It is such a pretty stone, with a lot of depth. I love the bits of mica and the sections that shimmer like ice.

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willtv

Blue In The Night Granite.
It's hard to capture with a camera but, there are occasional flecks of blue mica distributed throughout the stone.

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kellied

What? No laminate?
Please, if you have a countertop of laminate or another non-stone, please post it! I would love to see what others have done in that regard.

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aliris19

I want to see that amazing recycled-glass stuff. Is it called Terazzo? Something like that. And definitely what I would have gotten with infinite pockets ... actually, dunno, maybe not at that. Still, I really would love to see it if anyone's got it. (It's probably "laminate", though not in the sense its often used here).

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cienza

Joaniepoanie - If you look in the lower edge & lower right edge of the photos, you'll see glimpses of the flooring. It is bland, pale, neutral ceramic. Oddly, up close, the tones show peach & grey, but next to the cabinetry, it reads beige or ivory. I used white grout instead of beige to tie in with the white baseboard. Color is arbitrary.
Aliris19 - your rain forest is drool-worthy! It's easy to see from your photos that you really enjoy it! Gorgeous!

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HomeNoobie

Kashmir white

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kitschyKitch

Aliris, lovely granite. Is that a round table, too? Or peninsula?

Has anyone done zinc?

    Bookmark   November 3, 2011 at 12:23PM
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yaypee

Such beautiful kitchens!

kitchenaddict, would you mind providing info on your backsplash?

    Bookmark   November 3, 2011 at 3:22PM
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francoise47

Great countertops!
I'm also curious to know what Lauren is looking for.
We haven't heard back from her since the original post, have we?

    Bookmark   November 3, 2011 at 4:03PM
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joyce_6333

Bianco Romano

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kitchenaddict

hi lauren..

I keep coming back for the photos, and saw a question for me..Hope you don't mind if I answer it...

hi psims..

BS is Crema Marfil Tumbled Marble..

KA:)

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aliris19

Kitschy -- I think of that as an island but technically it's a peninsula. On one end is a wall that goes to the ceiling so I guess that makes it an island, but you can walk right around the thing like an island ... it's an islula.

If you click on the photos I bet you'll get over to my photobucket and you can see the layout of the kitchen better. It's suppose to be the shape of a piano.

I *wish* I had not put stupid ogee edges on my islula. Still not a day goes by I don't rue that decision. Just tossing the whine out here for anyone contemplating form/function. Many, many claim the function is not impaired for them by the swirly edge, but this is not my experience; and I hadn't really contemplated taking any functional hit at all, so that's mostly what I want to do by whining -- raise consciousness to this as an issue to contemplate in advance.

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senator13

kellied-if you look above, you will see my post which has laminate.

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pudgybaby

Sorry for the hijack...

Joaniepoanie: They're from lutron. We actually had them painted to match the backsplash later.

Here is a link that might be useful: lutron outlets in colors

    Bookmark   November 3, 2011 at 9:11PM
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mpagmom

Someone asked for laminate, so I'll give you laminate. This is Wilsonart Mystique Night (I think) with a beveled edge. If it looks a little old-fashioned, it's because I did it years ago. The cabinets, floor, appliances, etc. came with the house, but I had to change the hideous countertop. Even my dad, who never notices anything like that, commented on how ugly it was. Wish I had a before picture.

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mountaineergirl

Emerald pearl

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countrygirl217

Soapstone

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annkathryn

Ubatuba gold

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annkathryn

My current house, a rental. I'm not sure what the granite is but it's a lovely warm color.

    Bookmark   November 3, 2011 at 11:11PM
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Lake_Girl

mmm-mmm - some good-looking countertops here!

leela4 - what kind of soapstone do you have? It looks great in it's natural state. (I'm guessing it's unoiled?)

    Bookmark   November 4, 2011 at 8:42AM
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celineike

here's mine...
island...Statuary Marble

and the perimeter... Engineered quartz

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wizardnm

My island and perimeter is Chroma Quartz by Pental in Sterling Polished.

There a lots of little tiny silver flecks in it.

Nancy

    Bookmark   November 4, 2011 at 9:53AM
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francoise47

My honed Black Pearl Granite counters look like asphalt!
That's what I get for having last minute cold feet about soapstone
and second-guessing my original desire for Caesarstone Raven or Cement.

But they are super functional. And they feel great on my hands.
And, I guess not everything in the kitchen need to be pretty,
or should be pretty.

    Bookmark   November 4, 2011 at 10:08AM
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laura mcleod

Love seeing all of the gorgeous counters and kitchens. Mine is Madre Perla (Mother of Pearl) quartzite - no staining or etching, it has been tough so far.

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leela4

Lake Girl- Thanks. The name of our soapstone is "smoke", which I don't see very often. And yes, it's unoiled.

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aliris19

Sorry, Francoise -- I *love* your black counters; black but not-black - so much inside...

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chatty3867

My camera is not great...or maybe it's the user. Here are pics of my Quartz Cambria Canterbury. I LOVE IT.

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RICSFAN

Mine is Delicatus Brown. So beautiful I find something new about it everyday. There's so much mica and "bling" as my DD says with lots of caramel swirls.

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susanka

Our photos look grayish, but it's really a very deep green with light green swooshes and some maroon/rust. Our knobs are the same granite.

verde esmeralda.

    Bookmark   November 8, 2011 at 3:05PM
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jillsee

In my next kitchen i will get the same marble babushka_cat has...LOVE IT!
That countertop is drop dead gorgeous

I'm also turning into a soapstone fan...so many beautiful countertops on here

    Bookmark   November 8, 2011 at 3:55PM
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jillsee

Wow...love kitch2011 with that beautiful Sierra Bordeaux countertop ..looks great with her stove !

and bostonpam's typhoon granite..to die for.
I had that granite on my wish list too

    Bookmark   November 8, 2011 at 4:42PM
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kalapointer

I just posted my Vermont Verde counters on another thread. Anyway here they are.

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remodelfla

These are all just beautiful! kalapointer... your marble reminds me of my soapstone! Can you please tell me about your backsplash?

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kalapointer

Those counter tops are not marble, they are serpentinite. Much different than marble, they do not etch or stain and are very durable. We wanted soapstone, but we couldn't find any here that we liked. The back splash is from Pratt and Larson, out of Portland, in their water color collection. They are 3x6 subways and bring out all the green in the counter tops. I love it.

    Bookmark   November 8, 2011 at 8:10PM
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sixtyohno

We were out all day Saturday, from 10:30 AM to 10:30 PM. I had separation anxiety from my rainforest counters. There is so much to see and such subtle color. This winter, when everything is dull and gloomy, my kitchen will have trees and rivers and rocks and little colored things.
Laura

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   November 8, 2011 at 11:14PM
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ICFgreen

Our counters aren't in yet since our house is still under construction, but we're putting in Hanstone Specchio White quartz:

Source: dejongdreamhouse.blogspot.com via Jen on Pinterest

We love it because it uses recycled glass and mirror. There's lots to look at close up, but in context, it just looks clean and bright. I have abused our little sample mercilessly and it's cleaned up every time--even with turmeric!

Someone was asking about vetrazzo. I know someone on GW installed it, but I can't remember who. It's beautiful, and it's what we originally wanted. We ended up with the quartz choice for the easy maintenance, but here's some cool pictures of vetrazzo.

Source: granitegurus.com via Jen on Pinterest

There's more pictures at the link below.

Here is a link that might be useful: vetrazzo

    Bookmark   November 10, 2011 at 8:34AM
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cam349

Great post - keep the pictures coming!

    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 2:07PM
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mary52zn8tx

I started out to get granite in my modest kitchen update, but we ended up getting mesquite counters. I love how warm and welcoming they are.

    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 2:48PM
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joyce_6333

Just plain Bianco Romano.

    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 2:53PM
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aliris19

I think this is my favorite GW thread of all time.

And -- funny, true story -- as I was perusing it just now I was running through in my head how I could post to it ... then I came across my own post. I honestly have zero memory of having seen this before. And yet ... I think it's my "favorite"? What does this mean? Easy to please I guess.

Oh my, and this goes on ... I saw kitschy's question and decided to respond to it, making several points all of which, I realized after having written it I already made above. My goodness. This does not bode well in the memory department.

    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 3:21PM
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beekeeperswife

What the heck...I now have a new kitchen and also a new counter. Might as well post the counters here! lol

The island is 10'+, estimated to weigh over 950 lbs. I have Super White.

Here are the counters in place:

    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 5:03PM
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sbcichocki

Concrete counter top, poured in place, hubby and I did ourselves. Kitchen not finished. All DIY, even cabinets.
S

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chiefneil
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jterrilynn

I thought I already did a post here. Guess not! An in progress shot. Two different kinds of granite, a little butcher block and a stainless table.

Peninsula

    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 6:02PM
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babs711

I have polished White Macaubus quartzite on the island and leathered absolute black on the perimeter:

    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 6:33PM
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leela4

aliris-fear not-it just gets worse ;-) (wait until you start giving your friends the most perfect gift for them-that you have already given them)

I was going to respond to your post above (from Nov.) anyway-love your counters, and I ALWAYS feel self-indulgent when I post ANY picture of my kitchen. But what better place to stoke that inner TKO . . .

    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 9:08PM
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leela4

And I also forgot to say (see?) that I love seeing all these counters! They are all beautiful in their own way.

    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 9:12PM
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aliris19

Leela -- what gets worse? ;)

    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 9:51PM
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Villagio

Just completed the kitchen remodel this weekend. Zodiaq cloud white quartz DuPont, Hirsch Glass Corp, JewelStone Mosaic Series backsplash

Here is a link that might be useful: IKEA Ramsjo Kitchen Remodel

    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 11:57PM
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Poohpup

Love my leathered Magma Supreme!

    Bookmark   July 31, 2012 at 12:17AM
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doonie

Leathered Antique Brown on Island

Leathered Yellow Nile Silestone on perimeter counters

    Bookmark   July 31, 2012 at 7:00AM
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peonybush

Cambria New Quay Quartz...

    Bookmark   July 31, 2012 at 7:09AM
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DJHinVA

Love, love, LOVE our brushed black pearl (and love this thread)!
Deborah From Kitchen Renovation Before During After

    Bookmark   July 31, 2012 at 7:17AM
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Shareher

white macaubus quartzite

    Bookmark   July 31, 2012 at 8:28AM
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Shareher

White macaubus close up

    Bookmark   July 31, 2012 at 8:29AM
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lry511

New Venetian Gold.

    Bookmark   July 31, 2012 at 8:41AM
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Pipdog

Madre Perla/Mother of Pearl:

    Bookmark   July 31, 2012 at 12:08PM
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cam349

It's nice seeing the backsplash choices for the different countertops too :)

    Bookmark   July 31, 2012 at 12:39PM
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slush1422

Here is ours - Moon Night Honed From STILL not finished kitchen

It has lots of cool texture: From STILL not finished kitchen

    Bookmark   July 31, 2012 at 3:39PM
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a2gemini

Some real beauties out there - as I scroll down, I recognize many of them

Here is our Buckingham - but a terrible camera...

Soon to be out of the ABB club!!

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ginzing

Thanks for sharing everyone! Gorgeous counters, all! Pipdog, I love the Madre Perla combined with your backsplash. What BS did you use? It's a beautiful combination with the stainless.

    Bookmark   July 31, 2012 at 7:51PM
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texanniew

we just finished our remodel. My granite Giallo Ornamental. I thought it was a fairly common granite but I don't see any pics of it in this thread...or maybe it's so common no one uses it anymore! LOL

    Bookmark   July 31, 2012 at 8:02PM
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kmonson

Covelano marble. Just installed.

    Bookmark   July 31, 2012 at 8:13PM
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ratrem

Taj mahal quartzite:

    Bookmark   July 31, 2012 at 10:05PM
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sandesurf

Typhoon Bordeuax. Still no BS! Please show me yours! :)

    Bookmark   July 31, 2012 at 10:10PM
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vsalz

    Bookmark   July 31, 2012 at 11:30PM
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badgergal

My countertops are verde peacock. It is also considered a common or stock granite but since no one else has posted a picture of it I will.
This close up shows the blue/green splotches that I love.

From a distance the granite reads almost black

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 12:44AM
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SE_ME

Vsalz - what kind of stone is that? It is gorgeous, I love it.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 9:12AM
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jw34

Late to this party, but thought that wood was under-represented. This is my pecan countertop from Devos:

Confess I'm loving the 'Jet Mist' granites, though I went in a completely different direction.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 10:06AM
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positano

I have Costa Esmeralda granite. A very neutral green/gray
From Positano's Finished Kitchen

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 10:18AM
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Pipdog

Thanks, ginzing. My backsplash is staggered white onyx.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 11:18AM
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ginny20

Typhoon green granite, inset butcherblock cutting board

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 12:46PM
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aliris19

Hey Badgergal -- you have a "piano-shaped" island too!!!

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 1:13PM
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gr8daygw

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marcy96

Namibian Gold

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 11:45PM
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vsalz

SE ME. My countertop is a quartzite. They call it fantasy brown here in Utah.

    Bookmark   August 2, 2012 at 11:50AM
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AnnaA

Here are pictures of our two quartz countertops.
Loving this thread but it leads me to wishing I could have a few kitchens, each to satisfy a different style! :-)

Silestone Lyra on the island:

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Silestone Zirconium on perimeter:
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    Bookmark   August 2, 2012 at 3:31PM
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gr8daygw

Everyone's countertops are so beautiful and it's great to see all of the different ones in real kitchens! You all have great taste!

    Bookmark   August 2, 2012 at 3:31PM
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lambsear1

Verde peacock

    Bookmark   August 2, 2012 at 7:28PM
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sixtyohno

rainforest green serpentine marble
Aliris-Is it the same as yours?


    Bookmark   August 2, 2012 at 7:45PM
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aliris19

60 - yup, we have the same, but yours is from a "greener" (and softer) part of the mountain (it's in India, in Rajasthan I believe). The difference in color between my pictures is a function of the photography not the stone. It's all pretty much that darker shade. I believe I've seen yours in the stone yards and it is quite a bit lighter in color, and also with fewer wild tangents, if you will...which from a fabrication standpoint is a good thing. It's hard to cut the stone with those big changes in quality that happen in the veins.

    Bookmark   August 2, 2012 at 7:55PM
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dmm_rockville

Ceasarstone Raven Counter
Trikeenan tile

    Bookmark   September 2, 2012 at 4:39AM
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mpagmom

I've never seen mine here (or anywhere on the internet) so I'll add it to the mix. It is leathered kodiak brown. It is similar to antique brown or marron cohiba, but it comes from Quebec and has a smaller, more uniform grain to it. From it distance it reads solid black, but up close you can see some interesting texture.

    Bookmark   September 2, 2012 at 9:35AM
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biochem101

What an old thread! Notice the OP never returned....

Since DuPont's Zodiaq quartz has not been mentioned I'll add mine.

Galaxy Black

For all those who want to do another kitchen to use a different stone I have one word...

BATHROOMS! ;)

    Bookmark   September 2, 2012 at 9:43AM
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Nanc26

Black canyon - silestone

    Bookmark   September 6, 2012 at 10:36AM
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jody7sharp

This was so much fun to read for someone new to the forums and browsing through old posts and searches. So inspirational!

    Bookmark   November 9, 2012 at 12:02PM
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michelle16

calacutta quartzite

    Bookmark   November 9, 2012 at 1:39PM
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michelle16

calacutta quartzite-aka- white macubus

    Bookmark   November 9, 2012 at 1:41PM
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minty88

Black Pearl granite. No backsplash yet.

    Bookmark   November 9, 2012 at 2:39PM
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hags00

Cambria Darlington

    Bookmark   November 9, 2012 at 7:46PM
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familyreno

Our counter is Giallo Ornamental ... Sink is silgranit in cafe brown.

    Bookmark   November 9, 2012 at 10:35PM
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sayde

Eureka Danbury Marble

    Bookmark   November 10, 2012 at 6:16AM
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debrak_2008

White diamond aka Bianco antico

    Bookmark   November 10, 2012 at 7:41AM
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buddyrose

crema bordeaux. still haven't decided on a backsplash:

    Bookmark   December 26, 2012 at 9:29PM
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buddyrose

crema bordeaux. still haven't decided on a backsplash:

    Bookmark   December 26, 2012 at 9:31PM
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amandapadgett

Bumping this thread up because it's a great compilation of various counters in real-life kitchens.

    Bookmark   February 14, 2013 at 8:02AM
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bamagirl93

Shareher I'm looking at that same quartzite. It's beautiful. I was wondering what color your cabinets and island are painted.

    Bookmark   March 24, 2013 at 12:53AM
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jennybc

Love love love this topic. Your kitchens are amazing. Looking for pics of stainless; particularly of stainless with white cabinets and beadboard backsplash... Have you ever seen this combo? Any ideas would be awesome.
Again truly amazing kitchens!!

    Bookmark   May 20, 2013 at 4:52PM
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Holly- Kay

What a great post. What a treat to see so many lovely kitchens. Thank you all for posting!

    Bookmark   May 20, 2013 at 8:24PM
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chitownkat

I love this thread as well. It is so hard to envision a counter top based on even a 12 by 12 sample so these pics are invaluable.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2013 at 10:44AM
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Majra

The elusive recycled glass!

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joaniepoanie

Majra--how long have you had your counter? Any problems? It's really pretty!

    Bookmark   July 11, 2013 at 3:46PM
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Majra

Joaniepoanie, the counters are brand new so the only problem I've had is that I can't stop staring at them. ;-)

    Bookmark   July 11, 2013 at 3:57PM
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