Which Granite looks like White Carrara Marble?
(Saratoga Springs, NY)
Casa Blanca Granite Color
I'm aware that White Carrara Marble is frowned upon for kitchen counter use. If you really like the look of the White Carrara Marble but you're being met with resistance from Kitchen Designers, what is a granite that looks somewhat similar to it?
Wow! That's a tough one. White Carrara is pretty distinctive and there really isn't a granite that looks like it. You may look
at Casa Blanca. You may find a slab that has a similar effect. Also
, Beola Ghiandonata can look much more like marble than granite. It is typically more gray than white so that may not suit you, but it has a similar effect as white Carrara with a linear striation pattern. And
White Fantasy can look like Carrara marble, but the veining and pattern tends to be more dense and the color is usually more gray than white.
If you really don't like anything but a White Carrara countertop then put it in honed and seal it often.
The color and pattern won't show through as much as a polished surface, but even a devoted fan will start to curse polished marble in the kitchen once it is spotted all over with etch marks.
Honed White Carrara marble countertops will always be more maintenance intensive than granite and may still get some noticeable etch marks and maybe stain if you are not a diligent cleaner. So, it's really a matter of expectations
. If you know what you are in for with a marble kitchen countertop and are willing to let it develop some blemishes and/or constantly tend to it's needs, then do it.... but I don't recommend it.
You may think you can handle it, but later get sick and tired of always looking after it and being extra careful.Again,
marble countertops are only a problem in the kitchen since there is just so much contact with acidic foods and drinks. Elsewhere in the house... no problem.
I'm sure though if you put White Carrara out of your mind as an option you could find a granite that you like without needing it to look like Carrara. There are many gorgeous colors to choose from.
It's much less stressful to have a kitchen counter top that is beautiful and yet so tough you'd have to really try to damage it... worry free cooking.
If you do find a granite, be sure to water test
a sample to see how porous it is and if it needs sealing.
Satisfy your Carrara craving by putting it in a bathroom!