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Calacatta Gold, Laza, Ethereal Glow w/White Gloss Cabinets?

11 months ago
last modified: 11 months ago


Apologies for starting yet another discussion on quartz countertops but I need to make a decision & could use some help!

I'm going for a marble-look quartz but a pattern w/wide spread out veins—like Calacatta Maximus— will not work given my smallish kitchen [counters are 8' & 6' + 2 small side pcs]. Cabinets are White Gloss [Ikea Ringhult] so finding a bright white base is important though I know I will never match the whites perfectly. Floors are Beigy wood-look porcelain. I’m also trying to order through HD which limits some of the color options.

Current contenders are:

  • Silestone Calacatta Gold—which I think I’m ruling out
  • MSI Calacatta Laza
  • Silestone Ethereal Haze or Dusk
  • I like Caesarstone’s Empira White, which is very white but I’m not crazy about the dark blackish veins. I prefer brownish taupey colors.

Initially I was leaning towards Calacatta Gold but after seeing it in a store’s installation, the base is very off-white & from only a few feet away, the veins are so muted they are barely visible. I like the defined veins in MSI Calacatta Laza but have only seen a small sample & recently learned there are now 2 Lazas—Original & New, the New supposedly leaning more taupey/brown. I’ve also read mixed reviews on the quality.

Silestone’s new Ethereal Collection is very white but w/the exception of Toscana Cream—which I don’t like—they’re not being offered thru HD. If I ultimately choose Ethereal Dusk or Glow, I will have to buy it elsewhere.

Any & all suggestions, pics & comments would be greatly appreciated! Thx!

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