Sunday, July 24, 2011

Slab Sunday: Kashmire White granite

Kashmire White is quarried in a bedrock quarry formation in India.
Photo: National Stone Imports
Kashmire White actually comes from the same quarry as Madura Gold.  Kashmire White comes from the lower level of the quarry.  The Madura Gold is the top 20 feet of the quarry which has been oxidizing for millions of years.  The oxidation is what turned the Kashmire White granite to the warm gold and caramel colors that are in the Madura Gold.
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Kashmire White is a great alternate to the oh-so-popular Carrara marble countertops that we are doing so much of right now.  It has the same white and grey tones, but since it's a granite you don't have to worry about etching, scratching and staining.
The other great thing about Kashmire White is it's a relatively low priced granite!
Shore House contemporary kitchen
KitchenLab traditional kitchen
traditional kitchen design by chicago kitchen and bath Rebekah Zaveloff

Kashmire White has a lot of movement in the pattern, but it is actually a fairly consistent granite from slab to slab.  That being said, I still strongly recommend you pick out your exact slabs.
Photo: Pacific Granite & Marble

 Kashmire White is also called Kashmir White, Cashmere White, Kashmiri and Kashmere.
KitchenLab traditional kitchen
traditional kitchen design by chicago kitchen and bath Rebekah Zaveloff

Kashmire White can be a more porous granite.  
I recommend finding slabs that have been resined, this will help with staining a lot.  Also, just be sure to seal your countertops really well and keep them sealed and you'll be fine. 
Grey Stained Kitchen contemporary kitchen
bathroom contemporary bathroom
Gilligan traditional kitchen
traditional kitchen design by chicago interior designer Emily Mackie Norris

Kashmire White is available in 2 cm and 3 cm slabs.

3 comments:

montanna said...

The kitchen countertops should be sturdy, durable, stain resistant, quiet, hygienic, heat resistant and effortless to maintain. Nevertheless, none of the materials are known to feature all of the above mentioned features.

Moana said...

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Kyle said...

Great stuff. I saw kashmir white granite for the first time the other day in my friends new kitchen and it truly is stunning. Now I am looking at getting it myself!

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