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amrobnsn wrote:
Love the counter top. Is it marble or quartzite?
   Comment   December 3, 2013
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Granite Grannies
This looks like Super White Quartzite otherwise known as White Fantasy Quartzite.
December 4, 2013 at 5:57AM   
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jennifalcone wrote:
Backsplash - Where can I get the backsplash tile?
   Comment   November 1, 2013
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Insignia Homes
This home was built several years ago so it may not still be available but would have come from Virginia Tile in Grand Rapids
November 1, 2013 at 8:45AM   
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rugby0366 wrote:
backsplash - what color is the glass back splash
   Comment   December 23, 2012
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SF Design & Build
Looks like ceramic tile to me, not glass.
June 6, 2013 at 10:34AM   
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Subway Tile Outlet
June 6, 2013 at 3:45PM   
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lovlyspirit wrote:
Sink - Oh i love your kitchen. Could you please share the make and model of the double sink? I love that its white and it's a double. Just what i'm looking for. Thank you in advance.
     Comment   November 25, 2012
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They look like super white quartzite
July 8, 2013 at 9:10PM     
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If it is Quartzite i'd sure like to find it. The slabs I've found of the Super White don't look nearly this good.
November 23, 2013 at 6:14PM   
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cmalo wrote:
Who makes this faucet?
   Comment   June 5, 2012
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Who makes the tile on the backsplash?
June 9, 2012 at 3:42PM   
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Visbeen Architects
Those are green glass subway tiles. The kitchen was done by TruKitchens -
June 20, 2012 at 1:10PM   
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mountjoy wrote:
Is all Super White Quartzite Soft and Brittle? - I have loved the photos of Super White Quartzite and everything i have read about quartzite, i.e., the look of marble but the durability of granite. I finally saw some at a stone yard and fell madly in love with it. When I gave the sample to my builder he pulled out his knife and proceeded to scratch it then dropped it on the ground and it broke into pieces!! Obviously, it was super soft and NOT scratch resistant. Has anyone else observed this? I have heard that some quartzites are brittle and unfortunately, it looks like this is one of them.
     Comment   March 26, 2012
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Well - we try to be pretty careful with our counters, meaning that we don't put anything with rough edges on them or anything that is metal (like even spiral notebooks...the metal will leaves small scratch lines). pretty much everything etches it - if the hand soap drips and we don't see it to wipe it off right when it happens it will etch it, same with pretty much with a majority of food spills. I was using my large crockpot to cook something and had it sitting on the counter while cooking and the heat caused one of the natural fissure lines to crack more -so I wouldn't recommend using hot things like a crock pot on it. Because it is a honed finish the etching doesn't seem to stand out much to others. They look pretty, but I am concerned about the cracking and then not holding up even without us accidentally staining them. The seam where they put the 2 counters pieces together has completely separated and now will have to be refilled. So if I was starting from the beginning I would choose something else that is usable and doesn't create stress in a room that gets so much use. Hope that this helps :)
July 2, 2014 at 7:29AM     
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circusof6- thanks for the info. I would never have thought of the crock pot or hand soap. Very helpful info.
July 4, 2014 at 2:08AM   
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aleesansing wrote:
What is the tile you used for this? Please give me the name brand, color and type so that I can find it in my area. Thank you so much!
   Comment   January 12, 2012
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Visbeen Architects
We unfortunately don't have the final records and can't assure that original specs were followed.
January 31, 2012 at 7:43AM   
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maryou wrote:
What is this countertop? It's beautiful.
     Comment   February 10, 2011
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I am having the same situation with my counters from Hellenic. Waiting to hear back from them now. Not feeling all warm and fuzzy though since reading your post Linzz612! Have you had any success since you last posted, in remedying the situation?
April 24, 2014 at 10:29AM   
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I had my Antartide countertop put in from Hellenic..I'm extremely careful with it but there are definitely etch marks..I constantly wipe water droplets from around the sink and keep cutting boards and mats on the counter to prepare food..I never leave a wet glass on there either. I don't have that much etching because I'm diligent but it really is annoying to have to baby the countertop. I banged the corner with a dish and it chipped off so quickly..I was able to file it smooth with a nail file! That's how soft it is..I would have still chosen this countertop even though it is more work..It simply is beautiful to look at even if there are places where there is etching. You have to look from the side to see them. I don't have any staining and I haven't sealed it in two years..I'm not sure if I will or not..I think mine was resined and it doesn't absorb any stains..I spilled a large glass of red wine on the counter..I almost had a heart attack but I cleaned it up without a problem. It also gets scratched pretty easily..
April 24, 2014 at 5:20PM   
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gcampa wrote:
Who makes that cake stand? - Its perfect! I am staging a home... Thank you :p
   Comment   June 10, 2014
stephaniemh wrote:
Beautiful! What color are your cabinets? I love the way they showcase the quartzite.
   Comment   August 15, 2012

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