Are the counters marble or a Caesar Stone type material?
sschmidt70April 22, 2013
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The counters are white carrera marble.
--Jason Urrutia/Urrutia Design
    Bookmark   April 22, 2013 at 8:31PM
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jmaurry
Where did you source the marble? I have been all over the Bay Area (Da Vinci, IRG, many in the east bay) and have yet to find the right slab. I"m looking for a smaller slab for just an island. Also, I'm torn between marble on my island with young kids (boys), vs caesarstone. My island is a grayish/brown. What are your thoughts on marble for families?
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We always use marble, granite, concrete or wood for counters. White Carrera Marble is a favorite of ours. If you're looking for something slightly different try Calacutta or Thasos.
--Jason Urrutia/Urrutia Design
    Bookmark   May 17, 2013 at 10:48AM
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@jmaurry, White Carrara tends to have a fairly consistent look. Most granite companies in an area are buying their slabs from the same suppliers, so you should go directly to distributors to choose a slab. Like Urrutia said, marble is a great material for counters, you just have to know that there is more of a chance that you many get a nick or small discoloration here and there over the years, which certainly seems worth it to me. If you don't go marble, I would encourage you to look at quartzites instead of man made materials (which can never really replicated natural stone). Quartzite is a natural, quarried stone like marble or granite. It tends to look like marble, but is harder than granite. Two of the more popular quartzites are White Macaubas Quartzite and Super White Quartzite (aka White Fantasy Quartzite). White Macaubas can have a Carrara-esqe look.
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jmaurry
Thanks very much!
1 Like    Bookmark   May 17, 2013 at 3:41PM
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jmaurry
Granite Grannies and Urrutia- where are the granite "distributors" in my area? I live in San Carlos, near Da Vinci marble which I seem to frequent on an all to regular basis. I have not found any granites that are white enough. And most of the white Carreras are very gray, it's hard to find those "soft" ones that aren't too gray. Are there any other places off the beaten path that have good slabs?
    Bookmark   May 18, 2013 at 9:20PM
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@jmaurry Since we're on the east coast, I don't know what suppliers/ distributors are near you. You should try finding a fabricator (installer) you trust, and ask them to send you to all their suppliers. Sometimes it can be hard to find the suppliers because they only market themselves to fabricators.
    Bookmark   May 20, 2013 at 9:22AM
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Thanks- I thought one of you was on the West Coast. Will do!
    Bookmark   May 20, 2013 at 9:48AM
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