I have been looking at marble slabs for our kitchen for almost a year now, and I’m honestly about to drive myself mad. After reading countless other blogs and chat rooms, apparently I am not the only one who has ever been in a fevered frenzy to find the elusive “perfect” marble slabs.
After months and months of endless searching, last week I finally found what I thought were the world’s most gorgeous slabs, purchased them, and then proceeded to have a
complete meltdown slight case buyer’s remorse yesterday.
kitchen with marble island top and backsplash, and Barroca soapstone peripheral
countertops. I had decided upon Statuary (also known as Statuario) marble, as I wanted a crisp white background and gray veining. I love Calacatta slabs (which we are actually using for our master bath), but most has varying amounts of gold veining throughout, and I prefer grey veining only for our kitchen. We are also using Carrara marble for other bathrooms, which often has a slight bluish gray background and more subtle grey veining.
Carrara – white and gray marble – very gray now
– a ‘sister’ marble to Carrara that has a brighter white background,
with veining in gray
– gray and subtle gold veining, with white background
Oro (or Calacatta Gold) – large flakes, subtle goldish brown veins
Gold Extra – whites, grays, light gold ribbon veining
Paris, France via The Enchanted Home
Thoumieux, Paris, France