At The Granite Place, we carry a huge variety of different Natural Stones in our showroom, each with their own unique qualities and considerations. That could make it difficult to keep track of all your options. To help you pick the perfect countertop material for your kitchen or bath, let’s take a moment to put the spotlight on one of our incredible Natural Stones!
River White Granite is a popular and quite fashionable Natural Stone, boasting a bright and distinguished look while also being fairly durable. Its versatility as a countertop makes it an excellent surface in practically any setting, and its visual similarities to Marble create a look of sophistication in any room.
The Style and Colors of River White Granite
River White Granite is sometimes chosen by homeowners as a “Marble alternative,” due to its resemblance to popular Italian Marbles like Bianco Carrara, and it has become a fashionable choice for even the most affluent homes.
Multiple shades of white and off-white make it easy to match any white cabinetry or walls you may already have in your room, while still offering contrast and depth. Smoky Quartz and darker charcoal colors peek from under the white stone in clusters and wisps, while Garnet flecks lightly pepper the surface. Using red or purple in your room’s color palette will bring out the Garnet in your countertop, adding some warmth to your countertop’s presentation. Learn more about What Gives Granite Countertops their Colors!
How Durable is River White Granite?
Granite is often chosen for its high durability and resistance to staining, and River White is no exception. While all Natural Stones like Granite are porous, and can absorb liquids, your countertop fabricator will apply a seal during installation to prevent any absorption from occurring. While it’s advised to use preventative measures like cutting boards and coasters with any natural stone countertop, River White Granite is highly resistant to damage like scratching, etching, staining, and scorching. With proper basic care, your River White Granite countertop can last for many, many years!
Material Info: River White Granite
- Mohs Hardness: 6
- Porosity: 0.68%
- Water Absorption: 0.24%
- Thermal Shock Resist: -0.061%
What is the Price Range of River White Granite?
While the final cost of your Granite countertop will be determined by your countertop professional, River White Granite is often a quite economical choice when compared to similar stones. Part of our TGP Entry Level Collection, River White’s typical cost is considered “mid-range” in comparison with other Granites, while it is lower in cost than most similar-looking Marbles. Be sure to communicate with your countertop professional for a precise estimate on your material, as every individual block of Natural Stone will have its own particular price and properties.
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