"Your blog is great, very informative. I am looking for a countertop and backsplash (10 inches high) that is not black marble but a product that looks like it. I’m afraid of having marble due to its challenges and would like a substitute with fewer challenges but a similar look. Plus, I’m a klutz in the kitchen!"
Thanks for the question Michele. I get asked about alternates to white marble every single day, but this was my first request for an alternate to black marble.
Just like the white marbles, there really isn't a granite that looks just like a black marble. The beauty of marble is unique and just can't be duplicated in granite or a man-made product.
That being said, I understand not wanting to use marble in your kitchen. A lot of people want an easy-to-care-for product on their countertops.
Here are some suggestions that I think will give you a similar look and feel to the black marble that you are wanting.
My best suggestion is Virginia Mist aka Jet Mist. This granite has a soft veining similar to marble. A lot of people use Virginia Mist when they want the look of Soapstone. I love this granite color, especially with a honed finish.
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