They are marble tiles, grouted together. When we were looking for an affordable option we were going to get butcher block, but it still seemed expensive. These tiles were at home depot, they were the cheapest marble tile and I think only about $1.00 a tile, but I cant really remember now.
Because our walls were such a light blue, and the cabinets were white, I knew the countertop could be dark, its also not black, its like a brownish-black color and its got white swirling through it.
We grouted the tiles together with black grout, so it appears more seamless. But I'm not trying to fool anyone, its not one big stone, but we get compliments anytime someone sees it for the first time.
We couldnt find an edge piece to match, and we had a hard time with it, so we installed this schluter system.
Here is a picture of how it matches up the backsplash with the counter
And here you can see the edges.
We ended up using the floor tile in between the schluter, even though I wanted to use the marble tile, it kept breaking when they were trying to cut it, and after many failed attempts, we decided to use the floor tile.
If you havent seen my before & after kitchen pictures- You can find it here
And then we added some beadboard and molding- You can find it here
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