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white granite kitchen countertops

Posted by annsch (My Page) on
Mon, Jan 2, 12 at 15:44

Sorry if this is overkill on countertop talk. I am new to the forum. Just beginning a kitchen remodel. Thinkin of white granite kitchen countertops. Anyone have pix or pros and cons of your white granite? Advice?

Ann


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RE: white granite kitchen countertops

Yes they are beautiful-be aware that white granites can be quite porous and hard to seal. You will have to make sure they are sealed correctly. Also some white granites can contain iron in the makeup of the stone and can oxidize or rust when placed near wet areas.
Stu Rosen
www.mbstonecare.com


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Yes on what Stu said, but also be sure to investigate quartz. Especially with a white, quartz is an alternative that you should consider. Googling "quartz countertops" should get you most of the manufacturers and you can check out their offerings.

You can also google "kitchens white granite countertops" and variations thereof which should bring up some to look at. I've linked one on that subject from a couple of years ago that has some interesting pics. Try googling the names of specific granites and see what that brings up.

Here is a link that might be useful: Light granite counterops


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Hi Annsch,

White granites are not pure white. If you are looking for
pure white do consider a quartz. But if you are looking
for a light color granite with natural colors or specs
than a granite might be just the thing.

Yes, they are a bit more porous but this means a good
sealer and clean up when something spills.
Avoid honing your granite because a polished surface
will help protect it. Keep in mind granites are pretty
strong. Every counter top has care issues from Wood,
Marble, Quartz, Concrete, Glass, Formica and even
Corian... all have specifics on how to care for it.
Nothing is truly perfect. My advice get what you love
because you will enjoy caring for it, if you love it.

Here are a few pictures.~boxerpups

River White or White River
river white

river white

Kashmir White
kashmir white

Kashmir White
kashmir white


Luna pearl
luna pearl

Quartz (non granite)
cesear stone

White Persia
white persia

Delicatus
delicatus

Solarius
Solarius

colonial cream granite
Colonial Gream Granite

Wilsonart Formica
Wilsonart

Cesearstone
caesarstone

Quartz

Quartzite

Specchio White Quartz


And if you are truly in love with white I highly
recommend a marble. Marble can be cleaned with bleach
and water. It has been used for 1000s of years and
Marble is truly beautiful.


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THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! VERY VERY HELPFUL!!!


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white granite to match backsplash

I don't want a pure white as I am looking for something with a little color or pattern and therefore will hide imperfections easier. I already have a backsplash piece for behind the stove with grey, taupe and shades of white. Just need help on how to take a picture of it and post it here to figure out what will work best with it. This is new to me.


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Boxerpups (or anyone else):

Have you heard of Duke White? I saw it at a relative's house over the holidays and am fairly certain it's what I've been looking for, but no one in my neck of the woods seems to carry it by that name. I'm wondering if maybe it's known as something else.

It was quite white, with black/grey streaks and lighter grey/taupe-ish and beige spots, but there were absolutely none of the reddish garnet dots.


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I went with fantasy brown quartzite just to avoid garnet dots and rust colored veins. I think they read pink or orange from a distance. Mine reads white (or grey green) from a distance. It only has brown and grey in it. I wanted calcatta gold but didn't want to risk it with three kids.

Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App


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Boxerpups--Do you happen to have any info on the backsplash on the Delicatus pic you posted? It's beautiful!


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Wow, those were some beautiful counters. I have white tile but am looking to replace it soon. This was very helpful.


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Bumping in the hopes that boxer stumbles back upon this thread. I would also like backsplash on that gorgeous backsplash with the Delicatus granite. Still haven't picked one to go with mine.


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I like the Colonial Cream granite...that's really pretty!


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