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Gray Quartz Countertops That Resembles Real Marble | Pompeii Bahia

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Gray quartz that resembles marble is a subtle, durable and versatile choice for a range of interior design styles, from classic to modern. It offers the classic beauty of marble without having to worry about maintenance, making it a powerful choice for kitchen and bath countertops and walls.

Pompeii Bahia - gray quartz that looks like marble

quartz countertops that resembles real marble
Pompeii Bahia | Picture of Full Slab

We have already fabricated and installed kitchens countertops with Pompeii Bahia. After 28 years of my husband's experience in the world of marble, we think that among the shades of gray marble, one of the quartz that most resembles a real marble is Pompeii Bahia.

I am going to share with you some photos of our fabrication process and details of how Pompeii Bahia Quartz countertops looks installed.

Template -

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Kitchen Countertops Templates

As you know we or your fabricator will visit your home to make the countertops templates on your cabinets, so we can take them to the shop and start the fabrication process.

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Making templates for these kitchen countertops

These photos are part of the process, and in them you can see a part of the before and after.

Making templates is a delicate process which requires a lot of precision to be taken into account. In many occasions the owner of the project will talk to us, but it is important to only make conversations to highlight some important details of the countertops, but if that is not the purpose of the conversation I advise you to let the fabricator to concentrate. Every kitchen has its own observations, not all kitchens have the same details.

Installation - How Pompeii Bahia countertops look installed, it is resembles real marble ?

Resemble #1 - Venning

The veining of this gray quartz closely mimics the natural veining of marble. These veins resemble the organic patterns seen in real marble slabs, as for example a type of a gray marble Venatino.

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Pompeii Bahia Kitchen Countertops

Resemble #2 - Polished Finish

To enhance the resemblance to marble, quartz brands focus on giving it a polished finish when they seek to imitate the lustrous look of polished marble. In this Pompeii quartz we can see a nice polish. What do you think? Below is the best one my husband took where I think you can appreciate the polish on this Pompeii quartz Bahia kitchen Countertops.

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Pompeii Bahia Kitchen Countertops

Resemble #3 - Pattern

The general pattern in this gray Pompeii quartz Bahia, resembles one of the variations of Venatino marble. The general pattern of natural gray marble varies from slab to slab, that is one of the beauties of marble.

Countertops Details - of Pompeii quartz Bahia

The details of the fabrication and installation of this countertop made with Pompeii Bahia quartz are listed below, and I hope you can appreciate them in the photos.

  • Templates

  • Farm sink cut-out

  • 2-1/2" Mitered edge

  • Faucet hole cut-out

  • Material: Pompeii Quartz Bahia

  • No backsplash with the same material.

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Pompeii Bahia quartz Countertops installed in Palm Beach FL

So, Pompeii quartz Bahia resembles as grey marble?

I think that resembles marble, and I like that requires minimal maintenance compared to natural marble, which requires sealing. Quartz is non-porous and easy to clean, typically needing only mild soap and water.

After seeing the photos what do you think?

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What Backsplash Pairs With Pompeii Bahia Quartz Countertops

Let's see how each backsplash tile that we picked out looks next to Pompeii Bahia quartz.

Marble Chevron Pattern:

marble Tile that goes with Pompeii Bahia quartz countertops
Mystical Arches Marble Backsplash Inspiration for Pompeii Bahia Countertops

Color Mystical Arches,

Sheet Size: 12.125” x 11.50”

Sheet Coverage: .97 SQF

Tile Size: 1” x 5/16”

Rows Per Sheet: 26

Grout Joint: 1/16” (2 mm)

All tiles are mesh mounted.

The chevron pattern is often mistaken for herringbone. However, do not be mistaken: the chevron is created by joining the ends of specifically cut tiles at an angle. This added cut gives your design a sleek and stylish finish.

Marble kaleidoscope pattern:

Marble backsplash that pairs with Pompeii Bahia countertops
Russian Renaissance Marble Backsplash Inspiration for Pompeii Bahia Countertops

This marble tile apart from having the right colors, has a triangular cut on the white marble pieces and a diamond cut on the gray marble pieces that make any kitchen stand out. If you are going for geometric tiles, choose a design that complements your color scheme. The right size tiles will add a visual and aesthetic depth to your kitchen. Tile details:

Tile Size: Varies

Sheet Size: 10.375” x 10.375”

Sheet Coverage: .75 SQF

Tiles Per Sheet: 112

Tile Thickness: 5/16” (8 mm)

Grout Joint: 1/16” (2 mm)

All tiles are mesh mounted.

Marble Brick Pattern | 1/2 Offset

Marble tile that blend with Pompeii Bahia countertops
Italian Arcade Marble Backsplash Inspiration for Pompeii Bahia Countertops

Sheet Size: 11 7/8” x 11 1/4”

Sheet Coverage: .93 SQF

Tile Size: 1 3/4” x 4”

Rows Per Sheet: 8

Tiles Per Sheet: 120

Cut into Borders: Any

Tile Thickness: 25/64” (10mm)

Grout Joint: 1/16” (2mm)

Mesh Mounted: Yes

This pattern is the perfect way to add style without detracting attention from a focal point. Each piece of white marble has 45-degree cutouts on the end of each and come decoratively laid around a rectangular piece of gray marble. I think the detail in these marble tiles are a gem to have in a kitchen backsplash, especially with Pompeii Bahia kitchen countertops. What do you think?

Marble French Arabesque or Lantern Pattern:

Marble backsplash that combine with Pompeii Bahia countertops
Chateau Dusk Marble Backsplash Inspiration for Pompeii Bahia Countertops

The cut in each piece of marble makes this backsplash a classic that never goes out of style. We could say that it is one of the styles that are characterized by being timeless, especially I consider them visually a luxurious piece when they are made of marble. I don't know if you can tell from the photo that the color of these marble pieces blend with Pompeii Bahia countertops. Backsplash details:

Sheet Size: 11 7/8” x 11 3/8”

Sheet Coverage: .94 SQF

Tile Size: 1 1/2” Arabesque

Rows Per Sheet: 10

Tiles Per Sheet:70

Tile Thickness: 25/64” (10mm)

Grout Joint: 1/16” (2mm)

Mesh Mounted: Yes

Marble Diamond Pattern:

Marble backsplash that match with Pompeii Bahia countertops
Mountain Peak Marble Backsplash Inspiration for Pompeii Bahia Countertops

Tile Size: 2” x 3” Diamond

Sheet Size: 12 7/8” x 11 1/4”

Sheet Coverage: 1 SQF

Rows Per Sheet: 8

Tiles Per Sheet: 244

Cut into Borders: Any

Tile Thickness: 25/64” (10mm)

Grout Joint: 1/16” (2mm)

Mesh Mounted: Yes


White and gray marble in diamond shape, is an elegant design that enhances the beauty of any kitchen, and I think it has the ideal tones to place as backsplash of a kitchen with Pompeii Bahia countertop.

Marble Picket (Long Hex) Pattern:

Marble tiles that goes with Pompeii Bahia countertops
Captains Manor Marble Backsplash Inspiration for Pompeii Bahia Countertops

This Long hexagonal marble tiles can add ageless beauty and sophistication to your kitchen backsplash. It is a luxurious option that can become along with your Pompeii Bahia countertops the focal point of your kitchen design. This gray tile marble, which I think is a type of Carrara marble, blends harmoniously with Pompeii Bahia quartz countertops. Tile backsplash details:

Tile Size: 2 1/2” x 1”

Sheet Size: 12.375” x 12.375”

Sheet Coverage: 1.06 SF

Rows Per Sheet: 12

Tiles Per Sheet: 72

Tile Thickness: 5/16 (8mm)

Grout Joint: 1/16 (2mm)

All Tiles are mesh mounted

Pinwheel Diamond Pattern:

Marble backsplash inspiration for Pompeii Bahia countertops
Late Mist Marble Backsplash Inspiration for Pompeii Bahia Countertops

The color of this backsplash is beautiful as well as Pompeii Bahia countertops. I know I am not a professional photographer, but I tried to take the best pictures possible so that you could see the backsplashes that can enhance the beauty of your kitchen without stealing the beauty of your Pompeii Bahia countertops. Having a kitchen that looks like marble is a timeless investment and beauty. Backsplash tile details:

Tile Size: Various

Sheet Size: 12 5/8” x 12 5/8"

Sheet Coverage: 1.01 SQF

Rows Per Sheet: 2

Tiles Per Sheet: 68

Cut into Borders: Every Row

Tile Thickness: 1/3" (9mm)

Grout Joint: 1/16" (2mm)

Mesh Mounted: Yes


Is it a good idea to use marble backsplash for my Pompeii Bahia kitchen countertops?

All of the backsplash samples that I liked are marble. At this point I think that there are few quartz countertops that actually resemble marble, it is perhaps because of those that I believe the choice of a marble backsplash can favorably and significantly influence the overall look of the kitchen.

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