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New Colors we saw at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) 2023

The Newest Introductions to Cutting Edge Countertops

This year’s Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) featured new countertop colors from top manufacturers. We were impressed by the vibrant hues, stylish designs and innovative textures displayed – there truly was no shortage of inspiration!

In this blog post, we will be sharing our insights on all the fresh and exciting possibilities with an expanded color palette that popped up at KBIS 2023. Read on to discover hot new colors in kitchen and bath design right now!

Coming from the Latin word ‘Opimus’, the Opimo Collection by Hanstone Quartz presents the abundance of nature’s variety and depth. This new Collection uses the latest technology to create a groundbreaking new chapter in quartz surfaces. This technology captures the depth and translucent qualities of quartzite in a manner that has never been seen in quartz. These new natural color variations offer limitless design possibilities in any space. 

Cutting Edge Countertops is proud to announce the newest colors from Viatera for 2023! These colors are the perfect addition to any home or commercial setting, providing durable and beautiful surfaces that will last for years. With an array of stunning colors and styles, you can create a space that truly reflects your unique aesthetic.

The expanded range of earthy hues perfectly complements any interior design, from warm neutrals to bright pops of color. Not only does Viatera offer superior style and durability, but their proprietary technology makes it resistant to staining and scratching. So go ahead and create a space that celebrates your life – with Viatera Quartz!

The Onirika Collection by Dekton® brings a unique and powerful aesthetic to any space with new compact surface options. This Collection is inspired by the beauty of stones and marbled colors, creating an atmosphere of dreamlike serenity. These new color additions provide a palette of hues that feature bolder shades like fiery reds and brighter blues as well as richer more muted tones like deep burgundy and terracotta. The diverse range of options allows designers, architects and builders to create something truly special – a combination of traditional elegance and modern sophistication to transform any space into something truly astonishing. From living rooms to kitchens, bathrooms to offices, this Collection is sure to bring your vision for beauty and style to life with its captivating dream-like quality.

The potential for home renovations using the new colors from Hanstone, Viatera and Dekton are endless. These colorful options can be an ideal choice for anyone looking to make a statement in their home. Imagine merging modern sophistication with classic functionality in a home and kitchen renovation and setting trends that will be discussed for years to come. Start your next project by browsing these new countertop colors and more on the Cutting Edge Countertops website today!

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The Best Marble Countertop Alternatives

Countertops That Look Like Marble

Have marble countertops been at the top of your list when thinking about your future kitchen or bath remodel? But now that you’re planning and researching you’ve seen the maintenance that marble requires. Marble is a classic natural stone surface and if you don’t mind the maintenance, marble can be a great option for your interior design project. However, if you’re looking for some marble alternatives that offer greater durability, Cutting Edge Countertops has a variety of options to choose from! We have a great list of marble countertop alternatives.  Follow along to get the inside scoop on the marble look alike countertop collections and designs! 

Quartz that Looks Like Marble

White quartz has been extremely popular in recent years and it’s clear why. These marble look-a-like quartz countertops require less maintenance and offer a great variety in terms of veining. We will be breaking down quartz countertops that look like marble by two groups. First, we will dive into the designs that have polished looks. Then, we will jump into the countertop options that are honed, matte and have a suede finish. As a reminder, quartz stone is not recommended by professionals for outdoor spaces. Unfortunately, the colors could fade due to prolonged exposure to direct sunlight. Nevertheless, quartz is still a top choice around the world for any interior design that needs a little luxury kick. 

Let’s start with the polished looks. 

Bianco Calacatta – Combines electric thick veins with a grayish luminous background. Contrast and personality will extend to any space that it touches. It brings a dramatic effect to either a classic or contemporary taste.

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Bella by Silestone – Inspired by the world of natural stone, Eternal Bella includes a personal variation of veins and color to create a unique piece.

Allegro – A lively expression of movement and subtle energy, an homage to cheerful, uplifting music. Fluid long golden veins elegantly interplay withshort veins across an elevated white base. Like a beautiful song lifted along by a gentle breeze, Allegro’s stone-like aesthetic, with its polished finish, is a virtuoso performance sure to enliven any space.

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Italian Waves – Sophisticated creamy pearl background with grey accent for a classic or contemporary style.

Calacatta Marina  – Draws inspiration from the ocean’s vitality, where waves of blues rise, crest and fall with organic beauty. Delicate curvy and jagged pencil veins in two different Navy tones gracefully ascend across a pristine white surface revealing a natural flowing look. Full-bodied wide veins evolve with unexpected fluidity, accentuating natural borderlines as subtle depth and refined pattern variations appear. Fresh and lively, Calacatta Marina brings a splash of daring sophistication to modern and contemporary residential and commercial interior spaces.

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Calacatta Natura – Another Calacatta marble look with a whispy linear kitchen modern design.

Calacatta Gold – Patterned with a blueish and grey vein plus golden shades, Calacatta Gold by Silestone is inspired by one of the most desired natural stones in history due to its whiteness. Eternity and elegance.

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Now, let’s take a look at a few of the honed/matte/suede finish options:

Marquina SUEDE – With a deep black base and bright white veins, “Marquina” is one of the most exclusive and beautiful marbles found in nature.

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Statuario Maximus – Luxury is exemplified with bold and dynamic veining sweeping across a soft white base.

Pearl Jasmine – Jasmine is a grey-veined white stone with an essence of extreme purity. Everlasting delicacy and strength.

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Calacatta Nuvo HONED – As Caesarstone’s interpretation of natural Calacatta marble, Calacatta Nuvo brings you wide, elegant, cascading, grey veins on a white base. Calacatta Nuvo makes an unforgettable impression and enhances any interior with a touch of high-end indulgence.

Other Marble Look A Like Kitchen Countertops

There are a ton of options for best marble look alike countertops. Compact Surfaces, for example, are thinner format countertops that emerged in the last decade. Compact Surface countertops offer white veining that look identical to marble. In recent years, we have received many inquiries from homeowners and luxury home builders looking for a more affordable countertop that looks like marble stone. Our collections are designed and each countertop slab is individually picked with one thought in mind to exceed your expectations. Next time you are in the market for a remodel and you are interested in a durable and affordable counter that resembles marble, ask about compact surface countertops!

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Aura – Inspired by traditional Carrara and Calacatta marbles.

Salina (polished) -Inspired by the whimsical salt patterns that low tide leaves on the sand and rocks. These delicate white ridges are materialized in an asymmetrical pattern of gray veins on a white base that reinterprets the classic elegance of Carrara marble.

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Entzo – Inspired in the famous Calacatta Gold, it creates a color that mix gold hues with the characteristic veins of natural marble against a pure white background. Entzo never leaves anybody unmoved! 

Marina – Marina (velvet) is inspired by the whimsical salt patterns that low tide leaves on the sand and rocks. These delicate white ridges are materialized in an asymmetrical pattern of gray veins on a white base that reinterprets the classic elegance of Carrara marble.

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If you’re ready to view some of these designs in person, we have several convenient locations including: Perrysburg, OH (Toledo area); Delaware, OH (serving Columbus and Dayton); Wixom, MI; and Noblesville and S. Indianapolis, Indiana. Schedule an appointment to visit the countertop showroom nearest you! We look forward to learning about your project and helping you pick the perfect marble-look alike!  Make sure to check out our countertop blog for more related content.

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Marble Tops VS Marble Look Alike Options

Enjoy The Sleek And Sophisticated Look These Affordable Marble Top Alternatives Will Bring To Your Kitchen

Marble tops are great kitchen and bathroom add-ons that will bring your home design to life! In every home remodel and design project, the surface material for the kitchen and bathroom is something that must be considered. Marble is one of the more popular stone materials because of its undeniably beautiful aesthetic. Weighing the pros and the cons is something you must do in order to see whether marble is the right choice for you.

Marble counters are timeless, flexible, and have a premium texture that is hard to turn away from! Each marble slab is quite unique. This is another reason why it is such a popular countertop for homeowners. You can choose from a broad range of veining and colors to best fit your home design. However, we understand that marble countertops may not be the best options for every kitchen and that is why Cutting Edge Countertops has put together a list of marble look alike options.

Opulent, Sheen, & Intricate Marble Look-Alike Options

There are quite a lot of benefits that marble has to offer that is why so many people absolutely fall in love with it. Even with all of the great qualities of marble, sometimes the price range may just simply be out of your kitchen remodeling budget. This is why it is important to know that there are stone alternatives that look just like marble. Advanced technology has made it easier to recreate the sheen, opulent, and intricate marble colors and patterns using other stone material.

Why Should I Consider Marble Alternatives?

No matter which countertop material you choose for your kitchen or bathroom remodel, you will still have some drawbacks. Marble is a natural stone product that is porous and that may stain easily. Marble tops are also much softer than manufactured stones like granite. You will also need to seal your marble countertops every 6 – 12 months. This gorgeous surface material can also be a bit more on the high-end. The pros do outweigh the cons but sometimes one con can be the reason why one may want to look at other options. Below we will list the different marble look alike options that you may want to consider.

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1. Granite Stone Countertops

I know many people are going to be ecstatic when they learn that there are granite countertop options that resemble the exact look of marble. Often times, granite is a first choice option before marble is even considered, which is quite funny. They both are outstanding choices and no matter which one you choose, we know you will be absolutely thrilled! So how exactly do marble tops and granite differ? Well, granite is an igneous rock that is more durable than marble stone. The downside of both granite and marble is that they both are naturally porous which means that they may stain over time. This problem can certainly be avoided by treating them for protection against liquid penetration.

2. Engineered Stone

Engineered stone is another name for quartz. Engineered stone and quartz are used interchangeably in the industry. It is a hardy stone that feels and looks just like natural stone except it is nonporous. It also does not ask for the same amount of maintenance. Quartz is created from mainly crushed quartz & resin. Caesarstone quartz countertops use 93% natural quartz & are offered in a broad range of patterns and designs that mimic marble.

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3. Compact Surface

Compact Surface countertops offer white veining that look identical to marble. In recent years, we have received many inquiries from homeowners and luxury home builders looking for a more affordable countertop that looks like marble stone. Next time you are in the market for a remodel and you are interested in a durable and affordable counter that resembles marble, ask about compact surface countertops!

For more content about kitchen design trends, countertop surfaces, bathroom remodels and more visit our blog. You also can contact the Cutting Edge Countertops team today or schedule an appointment to visit one of our showrooms located in Troy, Wixom, Perrysburg, S. Indianapolis and Noblesville to assist you with your kitchen or bathroom renovation project.

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