Its crystalline mineral deposits provide a very unique pattern that has made it one of the most popular granites used in countertops today. Let us take you through an overview of this awesome stone to show you what kind of décor it will work with – and what kinds it wont.
From afar the intricate patterns that make up this awesome stone are really not all that visible. The overall chocolate brown feels warm and inviting. While you cannot see the details – from a distance you can still see that there are markings that invite closer inspection. When you are reasonably close to this granite you are able to see the mind boggling beauty of its mineral deposits.They are almost like shattered glass in their appearance with irregular shapes and sizes – always with edges that look well defined, sharp and jagged. The stones bedrock is its characteristic chocolate brown. However most of the mass of this stone is made up of mineral deposits.
This results in amazing display of color. With browns ranging from milky light brown all the way down to very deep browns that can verge on black sometimes.
Speckled throughout the stone are amazing blue pearlescent mineral deposits which are stunning in their beauty.
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They are most commonly very small in size and make up about 3% to 5% of the stones mass.
When they catch the light a wide range of blues are visible in the single mineral deposit. Occasionally some of these blue minerals will not fully form into concentrated deposits and can give some of the brown a blueish tinge. This is not all that common – but most slabs of antique brown granite will have a few patches like this.
And like many granites there is a sprinkling of quartz in the stone too. This gives a lovely elegant shine and sparkle when it catches the light. The quartz deposits in this stone are usually very sparse and not really noticeable unless you are looking for them. However on occasion you may find a slab with a slightly larger amount of quartz in it. This granite does not really vary massively in appearance with different lighting conditions and will look great in dark and well lit rooms.
The main difference being the amount of quartz and blue minerals that are present. The overall brown is almost always “the same”. Due to its incredible beauty brown antique granite is an upper mid range granite. Brown antique granite countertops can work with a wide range of kitchen décor styles.
When combined with white kitchen cabinets and neutral walls the granite becomes a start contrast and instantly grabs the attention of anyone in the room. Because it is is so dark – you will find that even with wood stained cabinets there will be a stark contrast. Obviously not as much of a contrast as white cabinets, but it is still dominating. From afar the dark countertops and the dark cabinets can look like they are almost one. Unless you especially like dark kitchens – you will need to ensure your rooms décor has light walls and floors if you have dark cabinets, as it can be a little overpowering. So there you have our guide to one of the darkest brown granites on the market – we would love to know what you think! It is really a rich color from afar, but you really get the subtle beauty of it as you get closer. That way we know when it’s dirty and needs to be cleaned. This has been in our home for 4 years now and we’re moving into a new home and plan on trying to get it there also! The area around the sink snapped completely thru the slab. We have been battling getting this taken care of for almost 2 months and still no resolution.
This granite color and patern is beautiful!! We would have never attempted installation. This is a beatiful piece of granite, however i would not recomend it at all due to it’s fraility.
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