We fabricate and install both natural and engineered stone countertops. Here is our take on the most popular materials, colors, and finishes for 2018. Represented in our Top Ten Granite Countertops is stone from Brazil, India, and Africa.
Note: since granite is naturally-occurring, and is prone to much variation, the slabs that you see in person will not look exactly like these, which are show as examples, only:
Top Ten Granite Countertops
Quarried in Brazil, this complex stone usually is a fusion of browns, cremes, and grays. Fusion is commonly sold as an ultra-premium material due to its striking appearance.
Giallo-Macaubas is also quarried in Brazil. It is highly sought-after because of its complex mixture of cremes and brown, sometimes appearing as a wood-grain pattern
Giotto Macuba is a Brazilian granite that has a creme-colored background and a darker, vein-like pattern and is sometimes can be confused with marble.
Our first Indian granite to place in the Top Ten is Absolute Black It is solid black and has a very consistent color and texture. Leathering, which we do in-house, is more subtle than the more common polished surface.
Black Pearl in a leathered finish is an interesting stone and is mostly black with reflective speckled shades of of black, gold, silver, brown, green, and gray. Black Pearl can appear to change color depending upon your viewing angle.
Leathered Steel Grey granite is quarried in India and is popular for countertops where color consistency is required. Opposite of Black Pearl, it generally looks the same from all angels. We take polished slabs and add the leather finish in-house.
Princess Grey granite is quarried in Africa. To some, it has the appearance of a mono-chromatic Milky Way and is a nice compromise between solid and highly-figured stone.
Sea Pearl granite has can have the general appearance of marble with more interesting veining of blues, greys, and browns. Sea Pearl is a good option when marble doesn’t quite have the visual interest you are looking for.
Sedna granite, which is quarried in Brazil, is also called Volcano Granite, due to it’s very active veining. Predominant colors are brown and gold.
Titanium granite is another Brazilian stone and shows interesting movement between areas of gray, black, golds, cream, and ivory. Titanium granite also has areas of mica, quartzite, and biotite.