The Rocktops’ team sees a ton of stone each year; each with their own beautiful detail and special something. So when we tried to nail down our staff picks for 2019, the task seemed almost impossible. Nonetheless, we gave it the old college try and came off with 5 stones that top our log list of favs.
Arabescato Marble I & II
Quarried in Brazil, Arabescato Marble is a versatile stone. Its grey waves give a light visual texture. This stone works beautifully on countertops and is super stunning when used on interior walls and floors.
“Looking to make an impressive statement? Then Arabescato is exactly what you need! More gray than white, this dazzling marble can instantly soften a room. So go ahead and pat yourself on the back as you sip your morning coffee over your brand new countertops. You made a good choice.”
Quarried in the city of Carrara in the province of Massa and Carrara in the Lunigiana, within Tuscany, Italy is our Carrera Marble. The marbling of this stone features cool grey, and sometimes, almost a blueish hue. This is an iconic stone that is elegant and stately regardless of its application.
“A classic beauty. This white marble with gorgeous gray veining has been a favorite for decades. Sure, she’s a little sensitive but what girl isn’t? Just handle her with care and you won’t be sorry.”
Napoleon Gray Marble
This stone is a local fav. Quarried in Phenix, Missouri, this stone made our list of monthly stone spotlights in 2019. Rocktops clients love this stone for its lovely grey tone and gorgeous marbling. It plays so well with warm, chocolate wood tones.
“For you history buffs, this stone has been mined in the Ozarks as far back as 1888. This material graces the walls, floors and steps of many grand buildings across the country. It can be found in courthouses, museums, banks, capitals and train stations but don’t worry, you can have it in your house too!”
Nero Orion Granite
This stone hails from the beautiful country of Brazil. If you’re looking for a bold piece of granite, Nero Orion is a perfect choice. The marbling within the stone makes give is a texture that’s not achieved with a more solid black piece.
“The matte finish on this stone looks fantastic! The black background and smoky white veins make this material super sleek. Nero also plays well with others so pair it with just about any other color for a trendy mix-and-match counter scene.”
White Macaubas Quartzite
This quartzite is another stone from Brazil. It’s long parallel lines of gray vary from light to dark throughout the stone giving it movement and texture. Its refreshing appearance works well in high contrast with dark cabinets, or in an all-white kitchen.
“The grey linear veins in this Quartzite make it truly mesmerizing. Looking for a show stopping design? Allow this top to cascade down the sides of the cabinets to create a stunning waterfall effect. You know what they say…go big or go home!”
Schedule an appointment online or stop by our showroom, and check out these beauties in up close. What’s your favorite stone?