Alaska White Granite in the South Okanagan

June 11, 2013

With the help of designer, Catherine Combres of  “Can’t Wait to Decorate”, Penticton, this Okanagan homeowner selected Alaska White granite for the kitchen and main bathroom counters.

Alaska is made up of mostly feldspar and quartz. Rust-colored veins will appear on some of the slabs due to oxidation over millions of years. Because natural stone’s varied appearance has wonderful character it creates a one-of-a-kind effect everywhere it’s used.

One of the most popular stones among homeowners is Granite. Quarried from huge blocks, slabs are generally cut to ¾” or 1 ¼” thick and the faces are polished to the specified finish. Because stone is a natural product, no two pieces are exactly alike, which means each finished countertop, wall, floor, mantle, or sill in your home is distinctive. Learn more about Granite here.