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Dolce Vita or White Macaubus Quartzite Anyone??

Posted by cam349 (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 8, 12 at 18:52

Does anyone have any experience with this Dolce Vita or white macaubas? I'm wondering about things like etching and staining.

Here's the Dolce Vita:
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Here's a closeup:
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Here's the White Macaubus I was shown:
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Closeup of veining:
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RE: Dolce Vita or White Macaubus Quartzite Anyone??

That Dolce Vita is to die for!!! Just wanted to say how beautiful it is but no I don't have any experience with it.


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RE: Dolce Vita or White Macaubus Quartzite Anyone??

Ditto!


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RE: Dolce Vita or White Macaubus Quartzite Anyone??

I'm doing the lemon, mustard and oil test as we speak. Cross your fingers!


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RE: Dolce Vita or White Macaubus Quartzite Anyone??

A few of us have WM and love it. No etching or staining at all.

But out of your particular slabs, I much prefer the DV. It's prettier. WM usually wows me but doesn't here. I'd go for the DV. It's gorgeous!


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RE: Dolce Vita or White Macaubus Quartzite Anyone??

That Dolce Vita is gorgeous!!! Very, very, very nice. Hope it passes the test!


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RE: Dolce Vita or White Macaubus Quartzite Anyone??

Here's the news on the Dolce Vita:
Mustard, pasta sauce, olive oil, marg - no problem
Lemon - 5 min - no problem
1.5 hours - not too bad
24 hours - BIG WHITE CHALKY ROUGH ETCH ( but seems not as bad after drying....so we'll see if it bothers me in a day or so....)

The macaubas so far seems fine, but I've only tested the 1.5 hours and the sample I have seems quite grey compared to the slab so I'm not sure I'd trust the test anyway.


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RE: Dolce Vita or White Macaubus Quartzite Anyone??

DV is fab!!! no experience with it, but it is gorgeous!!!!


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RE: Dolce Vita or White Macaubus Quartzite Anyone??

Here's a better view of the Macaubas. I think the lower left of this huge slab would look good if I can't live with the Dolce Vita etching. I'm using soapstone (grey/black not green) for the perimeter counters.

Macaubas, Huge Slab - I like the lower left for the island.

View of right side of slab:

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I could use the top of the slab as well and it would look a lot like marble.

WHAT WOULD YOU DO???


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