One of the hottest countertop stones on the market right now is actually a marble, even though many homeowners prefer granite or quartzite due to marble’s higher propensity to stain or etch.
Fantasy Brown Marble is not your average marble. This beautiful Indian stone is much harder than the typical white marble that are often used in kitchens (like White Carrara Marble or Calcutta Marble).
In fact, Fantasy Brown Marble is closer to a quartzite in terms of how it will hold up in your kitchen. Many suppliers actually label it as a quartzite so that their buyers can anticipate the hardness and durability of the stone. This hardness means you can use Fantasy Brown in your kitchen without having to worry about it getting etched or stained easily. With proper sealing, this stone will look like new for many years to come.
Fantasy Brown has smooth, diagonal lines of translucent gray and white with swirls of faint pastels, making it a great choice for homeowners who want the look of marble but the durability of quartzite.
Fantasy Brown stone can vary in color and pattern from batch to batch. Home owners should make their final choice only after looking at the full slabs.
In the St. Louis area, Fantasy Brown Marble runs from $59 to $65 per square foot, and it can typically be found in both standard polished and brushed finishes.
What Kitchen Styles Work Best with Fantasy Brown Marble/ Quartzite?
The neutral palette of Fantasy Brown Marble makes it easily adaptable to a wide range of styles, from traditional to contemporary. Edge profiles can make all the difference when it comes to highlighting the different characteristics of this countertop. For example, use an Ogee Edge in a traditional kitchen or a Laminated Straight Edge to give Fantasy Brown a contemporary look.
What Cabinets Match Fantasy Brown Marble/ Quartzite?
Again, like the white marbles which it resembles, Fantasy Brown Marble/ Quartzite naturally complements quite a few cabinet colors and styles, including white, black, gray, cream, espresso, cherry, and maple.
What Backsplash Matches Fantasy Brown Marble/ Quartzite?
If you are installing Fantasy Brown Marble in your kitchen, the backsplash is a great way to add in a bit of classic white marble. Fantasy Brown has a touch of color, so a mini-subway tile in a bright white marble like White Carrara Marble or Statuario Marble just enough contrast to look different than the countertop without clashing.
What Flooring Matches Fantasy Brown Marble/ Quartzite?
A light tile or hardwood floor is the best match for Fantasy Brown Marble. As mentioned earlier, almost every wood finish pairs well with this countertop.
If you choose to go with a tile, find a hue of taupe, white, or cream that will look good in your kitchen by bringing tile samples to your fabricator and holding them up against the actual slab of marble. That’s the best way to make sure the tile looks good with the unique colors in your Fantasy Brown.
Looking for Fantasy Brown Marble/ Quartzite in the greater St. Louis, Missouri area? Visit one of Arch City Granite & Marble’s two showrooms to see full slabs of Fantasy Brown and other beautiful natural stone and quartz counters.