The island is a real quartzite stone that is called Sandalus. The decorative luxury mosaic back splash is mother of pearl and travertine. The island is made to look like a piece of furniture and separate from the rest of the kitchen. A different counter top and wood stain with a black oil rub finish were used and different hardware pulls and feet were added to the base. The other kitchen counter top is Hawaii granite with 3 x 12 subway travertine tiles for the back splash. There is added space under the granite to install LED lighting for the phone desk. LED lighting was also installed under the island top to wash light over the cabinetry.