Have you seen Fantasy Brown countertops online, and fallen in love with them? But, you heard that it takes a lot of maintenance? Since it’s a soft quartzite it’s going to be a pain? Maybe you’ve heard that Fantasy Brown Quartz is the answer. The beauty of Fantasy Brown with the durability of quartz. Sounds like the perfect solution!
Sadly, FB Quartz is a bit of a unicorn. The Fantasy Brown you’ve seen online is a natural stone and not available as a quartz. But, don’t despair! We have a couple of options that look fairly similar to Fantasy Brown. They give you the low maintenance durability that makes man-made surfaces so popular.
Is Fantasy Brown a Quartzite, Granite, or Marble?
The natural stone Fantasy Brown can be confusing. It’s often labeled as a quartzite, a granite, or a marble. And, while it has some of the characteristics of all three types of stones, it really isn’t completely any of them.
A Fantasy Brown slab with a lot of calcium carbonate will have characteristics closer to a marble. You might see it labeled as Fantasy Brown Marble. On the other hand, a slab with a lot of quartz can be labelled as Fantasy Brown Granite. Even though it’s not really a granite.
Where to Use Fantasy Brown Quartz
Fantasy Brown is a great choice for the kitchen. It can look fabulous as the kitchen island countertop, where it’s the star of the show. Because it’s quartz, it is one of the best kitchen countertops for families. It requires practically no maintenance, and is extremely durable.
Fantasy Brown is a great option for home remodeling projects. Replacing existing counters with new quartz countertops is a quick, and relatively easy way to update a kitchen. Or, use it when updating an old bathroom.
Fantasy Brown Quartz: Look-alike Options
Fantasy Brown is notable for both its color palette of warm neutrals and its beautiful diagonal movement across the slab. We’ve rounded up six manmade options that have a similar aesthetic – whether that’s movement or color – as Fantasy Brown.
Quartz is an engineered material made of various crushed stones, including quartz, bound together with resin. It’s known for its durability, low maintenance, and variety of options. Check out these Fantasy Brown quartz look-alikes:
- Oakmoor – Rather than the diagonal movement of Fantasy Brown, this countertop material moves in a linear, horizontal direction. The colors of cream, tan, and brown are similar to Fantasy Brown’s palette.
- Roxwell – This quartz is very similar to Oakmoor in its movement, but leans heavily towards a grey palette.
Another manmade quartz material, Dekton, calls itself an “Ultracompact Surface”. It is subjected to high heat and pressure, which results in a strong, compact, and durable surface. Dekton surfaces are UV resistant, so these countertops would be great in an outdoor kitchen. These surfaces are similar to Fantasy Brown:
- Arga – Somewhat similar in movement to Fantasy Brown, but not in a diagonal direction. The movement is more horizontal in direction. The color palette is more subtle, and leans more towards cream, beige, and a pinkish tan.
- Taga – This surface is really more similar to Taj Mahal quartzite, but it can be a lovely substitute for Fantasy Brown. Movement is much more subtle, and in a horizontal direction. As for the color palette, it’s more creams and tans, with a bit of grey undertone. It’s much lighter than Fantasy Brown.
Corian Solid Surface
Made from acrylic, Corian was one of the first manmade stone countertop surfaces. Unlike Fantasy Brown Quartzite, it is non-porous, which means it’s stain resistant and doesn’t need to be sealed. Take a look at:
- Smoke Drift Prima – The color palette of this countertop is similar to Fantasy Brown. Overall, it’s a bit lighter and leans more to the cream and light tan shades. The movement is more swirly, so it doesn’t have the strong diagonal movement of the natural stone. It’s a great choice if you want the durability and low maintenance of solid surface countertops.
Imagine a giant 5’x10’ porcelain tile that looks like a natural stone. You’ve just imagined MSI’s Stile Porcelain line. It’s a lightweight, durable countertop alternative that can be placed OVER existing surfaces. Because it’s porcelain, it’s nonporous, as well as etch and stain resistant.
- Travertino Santa Caterina Polished – This is another counter with a similar palette to Fantasy Brown. It tends to stay more in the neutral creams and tans. Movement occurs in a linear, horizontal fashion across the slab, rather than a diagonal movement.
Hopefully, this list has given you some beautiful alternatives to Fantasy Brown quartz. If you’re planning on getting new countertops, be sure to subscribe to our mailing list and grab our FREE Countertop Costs Calculator. It can help you determine which countertops fit your budget based on the amount of countertops you have.
We’d love to hear if you’ve had experience with any of these surfaces.
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