Quartz that looks like Marble... Corian? Granite?
I plan to get marble... Looking at Vermont Danby (Imperial Danby) due to it's better absorption rate than the Italian Marbles. I also like the caramel/gold veining as I plan on off white cabinets. That's my plan- today... lol
However, we have some time and before committing I want to look at the alternatives. If I really like one maybe I'll go with it being the upkeep would be much easier than marble and less worries.
I know about the quartzites and have seen some in person. (white princess, superwhite, etc...) Also the white granites, like Bianco Romano and Kashmir White.. I HAVEN'T ruled those out but still they are not quite "it". I don't want anything too busy or shiny.
Today, I ordered samples of Silestone Lagoon and Witch Hazel. ( I heard the Lyra isn't too nice? ) I also ordered Cambria Torquay which I received today. Definitely could be a possibility although I was hoping I would LOVE it more at first look. I saw the Okite Bianco Carrara and didn't like it. I also don't like the Caesarstone Misty Carrara. Too gray.
I ordered Corian Rain Cloud as I've seen pics here and it looks really nice. I just don't know if Corian is a good direction to go in? Is Corian considered not as desirable as granite/marble/or even quartz?
Any others I should look at? I really appreciate your help! I think I've read most of the marble discussions here. LOL I just love it- and wish I didn't?
Below I'll put my inspiration kitchen photos so you can see my direction. : )
Here is a link that might be useful: I N S P I R A T I O N P H O T O S