Brown granite is one of the most popular choices in America for kitchen countertops. The reason is quite simple: brown combines great with wood so, matching it with your cabinets or you kitchen floor becomes an easy task. Most brown granites are therefore a safe choice that will make your kitchen look warm and elegant.
Here are is my selection of 10 types of brown granite that will really enhance your kitchen.
1. Tropic Brown Granite
Tropic Brown is a basic granite quarried in Najran, Saudi Arabia. It combines brown crystals with black crystals. The brown spots can range from a lighter greenish brown to a darker almost reddish brown. Tropic Brown is one of the most popular granites in America. Once extracted from the quarry, the blocks used to be sent all over the world to be cut (Italy, Spain, India and especially China). Now, after a plant was opened in Saudi Arabia, it is mostly produced there. Here are a couple pictures of Tropic Brown countertops. To see more click here:
2. Baltic Brown Granite
Baltic Brown is a basic granite quarried in Finland. It combines circular light brown spots of different sizes with smaller brown and sometimes dark green spots over a black background. There are several quarries of this granite in Finland, the tone and distribution of the spots will change from quarry to quarry. The most popular and most expensive Baltic Brown type is the one coming from the “Palin Granit Oy” quarry in Ylamaa because it presents the darkest brown spots, the cleanest patterns and the least amount of green. You should be aware that some factories artificially enhance the brown spots of lighter Baltic Brown types applying colored resins on the surface of the slab during the production process. An easy way to spot this is by looking at the edge of the slab to see if there are any suspicious tone variations. Here are a couple pictures of Baltic Brown countertops. To see more click here:
3. Tan Brown Granite
Tan Brown is a basic granite quarried in Karimnagar, India. It presents faded brown spots over a black background with different micro gray lines and spots. The tone of the brown spots will change considerably depending of the quarry it was extracted from. The darker brown quarries are more popular than the lighter ones. Here are a couple pictures of Tan Brown countertops. To see more click here:
4. Labrador Antique Granite
Labrador Antique is a beautiful granite quarried in Norway. It cannot be considered an exotic stone because it is fairly consistent but it is much more exclusive and varied than a basic stone. It combines iridescent (reflecting light) blue mica spots with black areas over a grained light brown background. A true jewell for your kitchen countertop! Here are a couple pictures of Labrador Antique countertops. To see more click here:
5. Brown Antique Granite
Brown Antique or Antique Brown is quarried in Angola. It combines large brown crystals of different tones, some of them iridescent. Depending on the quarry, it can present golden flakes and/or long white veins. Marron Cohiba is often considered a part of the Antique Brown family; it is darker almost black looking brown with slightly smaller crystals. Marron Cohiba is less likely to have fissures and it is sold in larger slabs. It’s hard to top the elegance of an Antique Brown leather finish countertop. Here are a couple pictures of Antique Brown countertops. To see more click here: