After eliminating all the other possibilities for kitchen counters, we decided that marble was the way to go. Many, many trips to marble yards and marble showrooms far and wide ensued, but we found the slab - at the place closest to home. This is Carrara marble, but the amount of grain and colour make it pretty unusual. The fellow who sold it to us said it was a pretty special shipment. I would recommend this company too. The lighting in the factory was really weird for this pic and nothing I could do in post processing seemed to help. Anyway, our kitchen counter will be white, not green as it appears here.