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Nuage Quartzite? like it?

6 years ago
I'm thinking of buying 3 slabs of Nuage Quartzite to cover my kitchen, with possible leftovers for a bath.
It's polished. It's a little busy for my tastes, and the color with its hint of green on the grey is pretty in most places. The stone wholesaler took out a knife and tried to scratch it, but I couldn't tell how hard they were pressing and they claimed they were out of lemon juice. Sigh. Before I actually buy it I'm going to use the glass test. Mostly? Do you like it now that you've used it?

Comments (58)

  • 5 years ago

    Would you mind sharing photos? Definitely in love with this stone and saw it for the first time a week ago. Just worried it might overpower the kitchen vs. my backsplash / be too busy. It was so beautiful it made me dance!

  • 5 years ago

    The one I looked at didn't resemble the Tahitian Cream, but more the inital poster and subsequents.

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    PJ,

    Sorry it took so long to respond. I hope these pictures help. The floor, Silver Travertine, is very busy and my wife and I had the same thought. However the counter top is a very light grey and the veining is varied and spaced far enough apart not to clash with the floor. Some of the pictures make the counter tops appear darker than when you see them in person

  • 5 years ago

    Oooh. So pretty. Going to see some slabs tomorrow. Huge thanks!! On phone in sun, but can tell it looks great!! Much appreciated!!!!

  • 5 years ago

    Agree. Actually not terribly busy when the waves get sliced. Many many thanks!!

  • 4 years ago

    can anyone update how their Nuage Quartzite has held up? we are looking to purchase but are nervous..4 kiddos! we have a back granite in mind.

  • 4 years ago

    Condensation from a glass of water for 5 hours. Worse than marble. Total junk. We wanted a simple white granite look. Got sold on this. Buyer beware.


  • 4 years ago

    We have it and it has been impervious to everything. No staining, etching, or chipping after 18 months. Our fabricator sealed it after installation.

  • 4 years ago

    The different anecdotes above underscore the idea that, by far, the best thing to do is get a sample and test it as much as you can.

  • 4 years ago

    I Same comment as Wilson 853. We have had no problems in two years. However, I will admit we have never left anything damp or wet sit on the stone for five hours.

  • 3 years ago

    I just found this Nuage, although another stone center called it Naida Quartzite. I have a porcelain brick floor and cabinets are Waypoint painted hazelnut glaze (sort of a sandy blonde). This stone appears as a taupey celadon in the warehouse, although sometimes it appeared very light grey. Has anyone had further staining or etching issues? I'm deciding between this stone and an Ijen Blue Quartzite.


  • 2 years ago

    not sure if you are still curious, but we bought the Nuage Quartzite to use on our island and fireplace surround. We LOVE it, have had no issues and have had rave reviews from friends and family who have seen it....



  • 2 years ago

    Just having mine installed. Stunning!

  • 2 years ago

    Has anyone put this with brown cabinets and have pictures?

  • 2 years ago

    Not quite finished yet but yes…dark brown cabinets with nuage

  • 2 years ago

    Bella, do you reremember what whwhat yyou paid per sqft?

  • 2 years ago

    I just installed Nuage Quarzite in a kitchen and bathroom that has Oak cabinets.  The cabinets being real wood and in great shape, I couldn't rip them out so was nervous what countertop material would go.  Nick the owner at Tarpon Marble in Palm Harbor FL knows his slabs.  I love all the clouds or movement in Nuage.  


    Best advise I can give is make sure being able to go to the Fabricator is part of the project.  I was able to talk where the clouds would be and it turned out fabulous at least for my liking.  Approx. $107/square foot from demo to install.

  • 2 years ago

    My project was full house Reno so I had allowances. I paid way too much, I’m sure

  • 2 years ago

    Is it finished?

  • 2 years ago

    Winesnob24 if you're still around can you comment on how well your Tahitian Cream has held up? I have 3 slabs on hold but am a little worried about the staining that can occur due to the water used during fabrication, certain kind of silicon etc. I have a very reputable fabricator but just trying to avoid all possible problems!

  • 2 years ago

    I can say that my nuage was the best decision I made in my entire renovation. I get compliments ALL the time! As for holding up its now been 3 yrs and it looks as good as new. No chips, no scratches, and the shine is unreal. Also tough as nails cuz I can put hot pots on it and it’s 100% fine!! Score

  • 2 years ago
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    Here is the slab we are getting… just need to figure out what color cabinets!


  • 2 years ago

    Chestnut 3

    Yes I sm still around. After nearly 4 years of use, our counters have no stains, scratches, watermarks or chips. We reseal them every year, clean them monthly with stone cleaner and wipe them after each use with a damp microfiber cloth.

    We just completed a ”to the studs”renovation of our primary suite. We made several trips to the stone yard before agreeing on vanity countertop, a simple white quartz.

    During those visits we saw a number of new stones that were unavailable 4 years ago. However, we had no trouble agreeing that non of those stones could replace our Nuage.

    It was the right choice then and it is the right choice now.


  • 2 years ago

    Thanks winesnob! Good to hear,

  • 2 years ago

    What is everyone doing for a backsplash? I don’t want it to be busy!

  • 2 years ago

    I did the quartzite for backsplash also. Agree, I was afraid it would be too busy. I did a white quartz ledgestone for backplash in the bar area and it looks stunning

  • 2 years ago

    Please I need help don’t know which one to pick between the nauge, Mont Blanc or fusion for my kitchen??

  • 2 years ago

    Here is.

  • 2 years ago

    Other clear photo of the Venchi Fusion

  • 2 years ago

    Here a pick my kitchen

  • 2 years ago

    Thats a tough one! I think I’d go with the bottom if you want bold

  • 2 years ago

    Almost complete!! They can’t seem to finish🙄

  • 2 years ago

    @olgasmith I’m also a fan of bold with white cabinetry. I say bottom one

  • 2 years ago

    Wow!

    The flow and depth of movement in the Fusion piece is absolutely incredible. It looks like it would be as much at home on a museum wall as it could be in your kitchen. Yet that might also be an issue.

    Depending on how that slab is cut into pieces, that dramatic flowing effect could end up looking disjointed and uncoordinated.

    If you can, i would suggest you have your fabricator or designer tape your layout on the slab to see how it would look before you decide.


  • last year

    Hi there. Resurrecting this thread (again) to request some pictures. I have 2 slabs of Tahitian Cream and am working on veining/layout with my fabricator. Could those of you with Tahitian cream quartzite from Dal Tile or Nuage or Naida quartzite please post some pictures of your kitchens? I am particularly interested in how you dealt with the flow of the veining especially if you have an L-shape. My slabs have veining going in all directions. I have a 50x80 island, a long (drop in) sink wall, then the L then another long wall with an induction cooktop. Trying to make it flow well.
    Thank you!

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  • last year

    Hi, i have Nuage Quartzite. i absolu LOVE it. ive had it 5 years now and its still the most beautiful thing to me. My fabricator cut the slabs so that the two counters opposite each other mirrored each othe. note in the last photo there is what we loving refer to as the tornado. its located on the bottom left of the picture. he was able to get one in the counter opposite as seen in picture 3 bottom right. A good fabricator should be able to help you with what might compliment each joining

  • last year

    Regina this is stunning! I was worried about mine being too busy but seeing it on a counter and not just a slab is reassuring! Gorgeous thanks for sharing.

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  • 10 months ago

    It’s absolutely beautiful stuff! We’ve had ours for a year now and I love cleaning my counters!! i use Thieves household cleaner diluted in a spray bottle and it seals them and doesn’t streak at all!! Love them!

  • 9 months ago

    All the pictures make everyone’s Nuage look grey(as does my picture). But in real life mine is more greige, with green tint and some brown. Wonder if anyone else’s is actually less grey.
    Here’s my slab-hoping I’ll love it!

  • last month

    I'm thankful for this thread! Here is one of the two slabs of Nuage that I have reserved for my kitchen counters. My worry right now is about it holding water. I've heard from several people now that lighter quartzites are holding water lately, resulting in many water blotches that are hard to manage. I'm going with a reputable installer who has plenty of experience with quartzite. They have a room that they heat to dry it out, and they dry it as long as it takes before install. But even then, some of these lighter ones are "thirsty" and may need sealed very frequently to prevent the water splotches. Has anyone had that trouble with Nuage, specifically?

  • last month

    So I'm the OP of this thread. 6 years later I LOVE LOVE LOVE this quartzite so much. I get more compliments on our kitchen counters than almost any other thing we've done in this house. I had enough left over to put it in my master bath and so I feel like I can speak to this issue. I had mined at install and then maybe one more time? Not sure. But I can say that mine is still very beautiful & shiny. We put EVERYTHING on it without protection and it's incredibly tough. Are there some spots that have dulled? Not really. Even in my bathroom. It's so versatile and the light in my kitchen hits it and it changes depending on the day.

    as you can see from this photo, it's still pretty shiny. And in addition to my island I have two arms that form a U shape and the installer was able to capture these tornado markings that match on both ends of the U!

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    took this Dec 24th 2023

  • 27 days ago

    I'm resurrecting this thread to hope to hear from you all! I just had Nuage installed, and it is staining incredibly easy. If a drop of oil is on there even 15 minutes, there's a stain. Any moisture makes marks that fade over time, but the oil stays. The installer did not prepare me for this! They said just don't leave lemon juice spills on overnight, etc. What did you all use to seal it if Nuage has worked for you? It's so crazy that the installer thinks I should be ok with such a touchy stone.

  • 25 days ago

    mine has a shine to it, it came polished. then my installer also sealed it. and i think ive sealed it once sinch install. its not honed, is yours? anyway i do not have this issue. i would either reach out to the installer or seller. if its honed it might need something

  • 25 days ago

    Is yours honed? have your indtaller or seller get on this. mine is polished and sealed. oil wipes right up

  • 25 days ago

    It's polished and they said they sealed it twice! They are coming out on Wednesday to see what's up, but I'm discouraged because they are acting like this is normal and I should expect this. Absolutely not! Here's the crazy part: The fabricator gave me a sample to test and it did awesome. Then they installed the countertops, and they stained with oil the first day when I cooked dinner that night! Grease came out of the pan and onto the counter. I've tested side-by-side the sample they gave and my counter. My counter has a faint stain in 15-20 minutes of a tiny dab of oil. After 1.5-2 hours, it's a deep, dark stain. However, I can leave a thick puddle of grease on the sample, and nothing! It washes off great without a trace. Does not seem above board to me at all