White kitchens are always a classy choice and while Carrara Marble is typically a client's first choice, it's our job as designers to give the full marble-surface disclosure so each client can decide if marble is the right choice for their lifestyle.
* Pros: Carrara Marble is the least expensive type and often the most heavily gray-veined marble. And surprisingly more economical than the quartz.
* Cons: As marble in general is a very porous stone, it both stains and scratches easily.
Our synopsis? Marble counters are great for Type A cooks (or non-cooks) who are diligent about clean up and polishing their counters. Not so much Type A but want the look? Don't fret -- here are a few of our favorite Caesarstone (yes, remember them?) alternatives.
calacatta nuvo for the counters and backsplash | source
a popular choice: blizzard countertops | source
basic beautiful caesarstone counters in blizzard was used in this kitchen design | source
pure white countertops | source
pebble countertops | source