Hi Muzz. White Fantasy is more durable and less porous than regular marble. It's appropriate for a kitchen countertop application and we have had success with this stone in kitchen installations. However, you will have to reseal periodically (every 8 to 12 months) to help the countertops maintain stain resistance. I would recommend this stone over White Carrara wholeheartedly from a durability and maintenance stand point. However, you should acquire samples of the stone and you can test it out yourself to see how you like it. For example, you can seal the sample then try to stain it with foods that you usually use in the work space of the kitchen that would be potential staining agents. Hope this helps!
I thought White Fantasy is a quartzite. Which is why it is a better alternative from a maintenance perspective than white carrara marble.
So my question is why is White Fantasy listed as a marble on your website?
Hi Mark. We have White Fantasy in-stock at both of our NJ locations at this time: www.marble.com/locations
Do you have White Fantasy in stock at any of your locations?
Hello. For marble, I recommend to visit one of the NJ facilities as they have the largest selection of this type of material: www.marble.com/locations There, you will be able to see the full slabs in-person and acquire free samples to take home with you. Best of luck!
I'm interested in this marble for my kitchen. Please let me know where I can see samples. Thanks!
Hello Sharon. Not to worry -- sealing is an easy do-it-yourself process that a homeowner can do by him or her self. For the White Fantasy you should reseal the countertops every six months so the stone continues to have a strong resistance to stains without any gaps in protection. I recommend to watch the following video we have created specifically on this topic on how to seal your countertops correctly: http://www.marble.com/video/gr... In regard to using the White Fantasy in a kitchen application, it has been done with a degree of success, however I have found that this also depends the person's personality. What I mean by that is that the White Fantasy is more porous and softer than standard, darker granite's and over time will become damaged to an extent no matter how careful you are. If you are the type of person that requires their countertop to look like new all the time then I would not recommend the White Fantasy (plus you have young children which makes it worse unfortunately). If you are fine with having the stone etch (scratch) in some places over time, maybe acquire a chip here or there, as well as some light staining if you ever forget to clean up a spill right away, then the White Fantasy can be for you. As you can see, the decision is yours. I hope this was informative and will help you make the correct decision!
I have boys and thought I was decided on white fantasy granite. I am reading here that it reacts like marble. Could you educate me on sealing this please, what does that entail - a person coming to my home every six months or something I do? second, I have a sample and pulled a pot across the top of it - it scratched big time - does it look like that after it is sealed? or will it scratch like that all of the time? many thanks for your help,
Another Carrara-like stone is the Classic White. Make sure to bring samples home!
I'd definitely say that is a fair statement. Make sure to look at the slabs in-person before making a final decision on using the White Fantasy. Good luck!
Is this the granite that is closet to carrera marble?
The White Fantasy stone pictured on this page is surely an excellent choice, so I definitely recommend that. Another option could be Viscont White, as well as River Valley, and Moon Night. Hope this helps!
faux carrera tile floors !!
interested in white/grey granite....my cabinets are off white,vintage silver tin backsplash,faux carerra marble tiles and dove grey walls with white chandelier...its a small kitchen in a 2 bedroom condo...any suggestions for granite colors ? Thank you :)
This sounds like a very interesting white kitchen. From the ones you're mentioned, I'm leaning toward White Fantasy. Another option could be Moon Night. In addition, we have added two light stones with deep veins to the inventory, you can take a look here: http://www.marble.com/blog/two... The key is to view the full slabs in-person and acquire samples to take home with you and put against the elements in your kitchen to see how you enjoy the various combinations. Good luck!
I am designing a Nantucket kitchen and have chosen white, shaker cabintes, statuary marble subway tiles for the blacksplash with a "horizontal" 3 " glass block insert into the back splash. The glass "insert" has black, white, silver and nickle glass strips. I wanted "Stauary Marble" for the island and counter top but decided to go with granite. The island is 132" and I want the marble look for the island and counter top. I like Silver Waves and White Fantasy and perhaps White Night. What would you suuggest?? Janice from NJ