Our February Love Series: Our Favorite Marble Alternative Countertops

Happy Valentine’s Day! In honor of this month of love, we are sharing the looks we are loving and using in our most recent projects. Every time we post a new kitchen we get slammed with questions about design sources on paint, flooring, and countertops. So today we want to share the countertops we love to use. White marble-alternative countertops are a go-to look for us in our designs. They are beautiful, durable, and help create the clean, airy vibe that we love in a kitchen. Here are the exact ones we’ve been using recently.

Bedrosians Magnifica Calacatta Porcelain in Super White Polished

Family Ties Custom Build / Rebekah Westover Photography

Porcelain is a man-made marble alternative countertop similar to Quartz. It is durable and non-porous, but many think it’s more realistic because the veining and colors of your favorite stone can be copied and reproduced on your slab using ink jet printing. In our Family Ties Custom Build we created a two tone effect using two different porcelain counter colors. The island countertop is Bedrosian’s Magnifica Calacatta in Super White while the rest of the countertops are Magnifica Nero Marquina.

Bedrosians Magnifica Calacatta Porcelain in Super White Honed

Villa Bonita 2 Project

In our Villa Bonita 2 Project, we used the same porcelain as we did in our Family Ties Project but chose a honed instead of polished finish. The look creates a soft warm look that pairs beautifully with the light wood and brass accents.

Neolith Mount Blanc

Beach Front Project / Rebekah Westover Photography

In our Beach Front Project, the counters and range backsplash are both made from Neolith Mont Blanc. This manufactured counter creates the look of Mount Blanc Quartzite. Quartzite is a white natural stone that is more durable than marble, but like any natural stone does need some maintenance. In this project, we wanted to maximize durability and ease of maintenance. Neolith Mont Blanc is beautiful but effortless. It has a creamy white background with subtle veining and a slight indent at each vein that creates a more natural texture.

Calacatta Classique Quartz

Desert Oasis Project / Rebekah Westover Photography

Calacatta Classique from MSI is a man-made quartz countertop. Quartz is perfect if you want the look of marble without etching, staining, or much upkeep. They are very durable. This Calacatta Marble-look counter has crisp white with dramatic veining.

Hope this helps you decide the look you want in your own space! Check back throughout this month of love for more ideas, looks, and sources we are loving.

Have a fun holiday!



2 thoughts on “Our February Love Series: Our Favorite Marble Alternative Countertops

  1. Angela says:

    I love love the Family Ties build! I am confused though with the porcelain counters…does that mean there are grout lines because the tiles are 30″x30″? I can’t seem to see any.

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