Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Two new counter options

If you've followed along the kitchen process you'll know that I'm in love with the look of Carrera marble for our counter tops, but after a lot of research, Aubrey and I decided that marble isn't right for our house. Which meant the hunt was on to find a counter that will give me the look of carerra marble but without the stress. The substitutes are no less expensive than marble but much more durable, more resistant to stain, and less upkeep.

Originally I was almost certain that we'd be going with Cambria in Torquay, but after last weekend when we placed the tiles/counters/cabinet together, I realized we needed to play closer attention to the different tones of white to make sure that the Ikea Adele looked as close to white as possible. Although part of the problem was resolved by switching out the tiles I wanted to make sure we tried every combination of counters to make sure we're going wit the right one.

So today, new countertop samples in hand I broke it down to the following contenders. Ceasarstone in Misty Carrera, Silestone in Yukon Blanco and Cambria in Torquay. So, I'm debating which goes best with the white subway tile and the Ikea Adele cabinets.

So here are two new contenders that I have yet to show you. Caesarstone in Misty Carrera and Silestone in Yukon Blanco....

Thoughts? I now know how the Bachelor feels on the final rose ceremony. How does one pick? *sigh*


Unknown said...

I have loved following along on your kitchen renovation so far. Just wanted to let you know that we've had the silestone Yukon Blanco in our kitchen for about two years now and while we love the look (we also have white shaker style cabinets) they haven't been as durable as we thought they would be. For some reason, maybe due to the light color, the counters react to metal like tinfoil, pots and pans or knives. We now have grey marks all over our counters. I would recommend rubbing the tip of a knife or some tin foil against your sample so you can see what I mean. The edges are also very prone to chips which is problematic with an undermount sink. Just wanted to let you know what our experience has been since I wish I had known when we were making selections for our kitchen.

Pam @ Cherish Toronto said...

I still like the look of the Cambria Torquay. I like the way it works with the other elements without being too grey or cream.

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