What looks like granite?

Asked By: Gisell Imatkulov | Last Updated: 3rd January, 2020
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Countertops That Look Like Granite
Due to granites popularity, most countertop types and brands include options that mimic the look of granite. Quartz and marble often have their own unique look. However, since they are often engineered, they can mimic almost any look. Laminates can copy any look of any surface.

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Also, what is imitation granite?

Fake granite is just what it sounds like – countertops that are made to imitate the beauty of the natural stone. Many countertop surfaces can be made to have the look of granite, from engineered stone to laminate to countertops that are even painted to have a granite look.

Likewise, what is similar to granite countertops? Here are 8 of our favorites.

  • Butcher block. Gets my vote for The Next Big Thing.
  • Marble. Pros: Gorgeous.
  • Soapstone. This dark stone with light veining has a beautiful, old-world feel.
  • Engineered stone (or Quartz).
  • Stainless Steel.
  • Concrete.
  • Tile.
  • Granite.

Secondly, which granite looks most like marble?

Casa Blanca granite, Glacier White granite, and Bianco Romano granite all look wonderfully like white Carrara marble. Additional options include various white quartz and quartzite colors I share below.

Is there laminate that looks like granite?

Laminate that Looks Like Granite If you like the look of granite but don't like the price tag, Wilsonart makes laminate countertops that look like granite. This versatile pattern has a unique blend of gray, chocolate and black veining with a cream backdrop.

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How do I know if I have quartz or granite?

Quartz countertops come in a seemingly endless variety of colors and patterns. To tell if you are looking at real stone or a manufactured countertop, look carefully at the pattern on the counter. Every slab of granite or marble is unique; if it is natural stone, no two areas of the stone will look exactly alike.

How can you tell if it's granite?

To identify granite, do a scratch test. Take a knife blade, and try scratching the surface (in an inconspicuous place). If it's hard to scratch, then it's likely to be granite (or some type of igneous rock). If you are able to scratch the stone it is either marble or limestone.

What is a cheaper alternative to granite countertops?

Cheap Kitchen Countertop Alternatives
Material Cheap to Expensive (Per Square Foot)*
Granite $40-$100
Marble/Quartz/Engineered Stone $50-$90
Wood $50-$100
Soapstone $50-$100

How can you tell the difference between Corian and granite?

Granite, a natural rock, is extremely hard and durable, despite being porous. Corian is a homogenous, nonporous surface that is manufactured by DuPont; it is stain resistant and available in over 100 different colors.

Comparison chart.
Corian Granite
Sizes available ¼” , ½” and ¾” tiles Big slabs

What is the cheapest color of granite?


Which granite colors are the least expensive? You'll typically find that tan and black granite slabs are the least expensive, and that white granite tends to be higher in cost. Yet, black and white are both the two most popular choices in granite colors.

Is Corian cheaper than granite?

While granite is more expensive than Corian, the price difference isn't that great. Corian costs $40-150 per square foot, while the price of slab granite starts at $40 and can reach up to $200. There's also installation to consider, and the cost often varies from region to region.

Is granite out of style?

The short answer is NO: granite won't become dated because it's a 100% natural material. Wood, stone, plants–these things don't go out of style. The colors and pattern in each slab of granite were brought together without human intervention long before there were even such a thing as design trends.

How do I know if my granite is sealed?

The water test is a quick, simple way to check your granite countertop seal. All you need to do is pour a small amount of water (about 3 inches in diameter) onto various sections of the counter and wait for a reaction. You can tell if the water has been absorbed into the stone because the granite will darken.

Is Carrera marble more expensive than granite?

Carrera marble and white granite are two of the most popular countertop materials. Both are durable natural stones that create beautiful and elegant kitchen countertops. When it comes to availability, marble is rarer than granite and therefore more expensive then it's alternative.

Is Carrara marble cheaper than granite?


We got Carrara marble, which is the least expensive and often the most heavily gray-veined marble. But Carrara is still one of the cheaper stones; at a little less than $60/square foot (including honing, installation, and backsplash) it was on par with the cheapest granites in our area.

What is a cheaper alternative to marble?

Quartz. If you're looking for a more affordable option than marble, a quartz countertop is one of the first options that you should consider. Quartz countertops are such a great alternative to marble that many people often have difficulty distinguishing between the two materials.

What is the difference between granite and marble?

The biggest difference between granite and marble is their porosity. Basically, marble is softer and more porous than granite with few exceptions like marble from Danby, VT. Granite is an igneous rock, which means it was once molten and formed as it cooled deep within the earth.

What is a good price for granite?

Granite Countertops Price
You can purchase slab granite countertops for $40 to $60 per square foot, while you can get granite tile for $5 to $15 per square foot. On average, homeowners spend $2,000 to $4,500 on installation and materials to install a granite countertop.

Is Mont Blanc granite or marble?

Mont Blanc is quarried from a bedrock quarry in Brazil. It resembles marble in appearance, but is much harder and more durable. Because of this, it can be used for kitchen countertops without having the scratching and etching issues experienced with marble.

What quartz looks the most like marble?


If you want quartz countertops, backsplashes, vanity tops or other surfaces that look like marble, Vena Statuario Bianco Quartz is one of your top options.
  • 5111 Statuario Nuvo Caesarstone Quartz.
  • 5143 White Attica Caesarstone Quartz.
  • 5031 Statuario Maximus Caesarstone Quartz.

What are the most popular granite colors?

The most common granite colors are white, black and gray and beige/brown. It seems odd to designate a single color to granite because the various grains and veins throughout can be any blend of neutral color. That being said, every granite slab has a base color, and it's usually either white, black, or gray.

What are levels of granite?

There are 3 different levels of granite. Level 1 (Low Grade Granite), Level 2 (Mid-Grade Level) and Level 3 +(High Grade Granite). The grade of the granite slab can be determined by colors, veins, pitting, marking, thickness, the amount of soft materials it has, and the country where it was quarried.