When your friends and family walk into a kitchen with White Ice granite countertops, they will be absolutely amazed. It’s one of the most sought-after types of stone for good reason; it looks like an amazing blend between snow-covered mountain tops in wintertime and frozen waves at sea on a clear day.
This article will discuss why White Ice is one of the best countertop surfaces and how it can make kitchens more appealing.
How Much Does White Ice Granite Cost Per Square Foot?
White Ice granite will more often than not be classified as an exotic granite. Anytime you choose an exotic granite color, the associated costs are going to be exponentially higher than with more common colors. White Ice granite countertops cost on average is between $70-$80 per square foot. For many, its remarkable appearance makes it worth its relatively high price. White Ice granite will typically be showcased in the Level 3 assortments of granite colors at your local countertop shop, or fabricator.
White Ice Granite Slabs
White Ice granite is quarried in Brazil but is not produced in abundant numbers. Hence, why as we referenced above this particular granite is exotic and carries a relatively high cost. When looking at White Ice from a distance you will notice it has a mainly white base color. However, there is much more color variation going on in this stone, with an abundance of grey mineral deposits running throughout the surface of the stone. These grey mineral deposits can almost look blue in appearance and are accompanied by reddish-brown dots spread across the slab. These reddish/brown deposits make up only a tiny percentage of the surface of a slab. The depth and tone of the grey mineral deposits can be dramatically different from slab to slab.
Some slabs will feature rich dark deposits, while others will be on the lighter creamier side of the color spectrum. Not to be overlooked are the quartz deposits that add a shiny glimmer to the stone’s overall appearance.
White Ice Granite slabs have a timeless, elegant design with sparkling quartz deposits. The steel grey background is flecked with black and the white ice shines bright no matter where it’s used! This granite is imported from Brazil and recommended for kitchen counters or bathroom countertops due to its durability. Due to this stone’s wear-ability, many people choose it as an outdoor option when building their home too because of how easy maintenance can be done on these surfaces in comparison to other types of stone such as marble which requires more care over time.
What Cabinets Look Best With White Ice Granite?
The consensus among industry professionals appears to be off-white or white cabinets are the ideal match for White Ice granite. White or off-white cabinets aren’t the only great options to pair with this magnificent stone though. This granite also pairs really well with black and one of my personal favorites grey cabinets.
What Color Backsplash Pairs Well With White Ice Granite?
My absolute favorite color choice for a backsplash to match with White Ice Granite countertops is blue. The greyish-blue mineral deposits featured on this surface compliment a predominately blue granite extremely well. If you’ve chosen grey cabinets a better route to go is a white granite with grey veining.
What Finishes Are Available For White Ice Granite
The most common finish for White Ice granite(and most granites in general) is polished. A few other less popular choices for surface finishing are honed, brushed, and leathered. Learn more about different granite finishes here.