6 Marble Alternative Countertops we are Currently Using

Becki Owens Double Eagle Project / Mykals Architectural Photography

If you have looked into updating your kitchen, you know that the possibilities for beautiful options are endless. It can be overwhelming. Sometimes you just want to know exactly what others are using so you can narrow the options. Today we are sharing the exact countertops we installed in several recent kitchens. In all four spaces we opted for man-made alternatives to natural stone. Although marble is beautiful, many of our clients prefer quartz or porcelain for being durable and maintenance free. Take a look!


Porcelain in our Family Ties Custom Build Kitchen

Family Ties Custom Build / Rebekah Westover Photography

In the beautiful layered neutral kitchen of our Family Ties Custom Build, we opted for porcelain counters in both black and white. Porcelain countertops are made from ceramic clay and mineral coloring. They are durable and non-porous. To add interest in the kitchen, we created a two tone effect using two different counter colors. The island countertop is Magnifica Calacatta in Super White while the rest of the countertops are Magnifica Nero Marquina.

Magnifica Calacatta in Super White from Bedrosian Tile and Stone

Magnifica Nero Marquina from Bedrosian Tile and Stone

Quartz in Summit Creek Project Kitchen

Summit Creek Project / Rebekah Westover Photography

The Summit Creek Project Kitchen is a layering of white and wood. In this space we opted for quartz. Quartz countertops are made from ground quartz and polymers, pigments, and resin. They too are durable and non-porous.

Avenza from Pental Quartz

Both the counters and the matching range hood are PentalQuartz in Avenza. The crisp white quartz countertops have a marble look and  add dimension paired with the creamier cabinet paint, Benjamin Moore White Dove.


Quartz in Double Eagle Project Kitchen

Double Eagle Project / Mykals Architectural Photography

In the clean modern kitchen of our Double Eagle Project, we wanted crisp white counters to match the crisp white Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace Paint. We used Calacatta Laza Quartz from MSI Surfaces. We like the natural brown veining in the stone and thought it blended naturally with the wood cabinetry.

Calacatta Laza from MSI Surfaces


Quartz in Villa Bonita Project Kitchen

Villa Bonita ProjectAlyssa Ence Photography

Two contrasting countertops create depth and interest in this fresh white space. For the island, we used  quartz, Caesarstone in London Gray We paired it with dark quartz around the perimeter of the kitchen, Caesarstone in Piatra Gray.

London Gray from Caesarstone

Piatra Gray by Caesarstone

We hope this helps narrow down your options. Remember, you should always order a sample to make sure the color and veining look right in your own space. The amount of natural light and the surrounding colors of a space can drastically change the look of any counter. For more on marble alternatives, read this post.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Monday!


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