Countertop Selection Time

Take a journey through a kitchen remodel as it happens.  Normandy Designer Leslie Lee is renovating her personal kitchen and is sharing the renovation experience with us in real time.  You can start at the beginning of Leslie’s kitchen remodeling project by clicking here, or you can jump her second, third or fourth posts.

“A day I have been really looking forward to – selecting the countertop slabs.  I have my heart set on Super White, but I have a few alternates just in case.  It’s amazing how natural stone colors change from year to year.

Well, the journey to find our slabs wasn’t even really a journey.  We found what we were looking for at the first warehouse.  It’s slightly darker than I had imagined, but I love it!  The blues are grays in the stone are so subtle and beautiful (exactly the feel I want for the whole kitchen).

I can’t really get a straight answer on whether Super White is considered a granite, quartzite, or marble – which makes me nervous a bit.  Carrara marble, and Statuary White marble were also stone countertop options I considered, but putting marble in the main working area of a kitchen is a risk.  It can stain and scratch more easily than other materials.  I know with Super White, as with any natural stone, it will need to be sealed and maintained with care.  So everybody – don’t be spillin’ red wine on my new countertops – ok!”


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