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Granite Colors: Gold Granite

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The top two best selling granites in the United States are part of the gold granite (or yellow granite) family. Gold granite is extremely popular because it is a warm and conservative color that combines very well with almost any type of environment.

Here are is my selection of 10 types of gold granite that will really enhance your kitchen.

1 Santa Cecilia Granite

Santa Cecilia is a basic granite quarried in Brazil. Hundreds of small dark spots over a yellow background give Santa Cecilia a very nice leopard skin look. The background tone can range from a lighter yellow to a darker even orange tone depending on the quarry. Santa Cecilia is the best selling granite in the United States due to its incredible consistency, the beauty of its pattern, its abundant supply and its low price. Here is a picture of a Santa Cecilia countertop. To see more click here:

2 New Venetian Gold Granite

New Venetian Gold (or Ouro Brasil as it is called in its native country) is a basic granite quarried in Brazil. The background displays a combination of yellow crystals and small white areas. Dark brown small spots are what give this stone its character. Unlike Santa Cecilia, New Venetian Gold countertops might present naturally formed veins or even spots typical of the original Ouro Brasil quarry in the Brazilian state of Espirito Santo. As a typical basic, New Venetian Gold is fairly consistent, easy to find in any local distribution center and very affordable. Here is a picture of a New Venetian Gold countertop. To see more click here:

3 Giallo Ornamental

Giallo Ornamental is a basic granite quarried in Brazil. It presents the same type of pattern as Santa Cecilia and New Venetian Gold over a lighter yellow and even creamy background. Giallo Ornamental is an extremely popular choice for granite countertops across the nation but it is specially demanded in areas where a cooler look is preferred. There are several quarries but the one preferred by the American market is the mountain owned by Guidoni form which the “Guidoni Giallo Ornamental” is extracted. Here is a picture of a Giallo Ornamental countertop. To see more click here:

4 Magma Gold Granite

Magma Gold is an exotic granite quarried in Brazil. This granite was originally introduced into the US market in 2007 under the name of Sedna. The name was quickly changed by a leading Italian factory that bought part of the quarry’s production and started cutting and polishing the stone in Italy. Magma Gold presents a very unique pattern: large gold veins move across a black background. These veins can show a stronger tone or a lighter one. The price of this granite is pretty high even for an exotic stone but it is well worth it because nature ensures that your countertop will be unique. The only thing you need to be aware of when picking out the slabs, is that the placement of the veins is balanced across the slab. This is, if you cut the slab in half, you don’t want one half to be almost black and the other almost gold. Here is a picture of a Magma Gold countertop. To see more click here:

5 Typhoon Bordeaux

Typhoon Bordeaux is an exotic granite quarried in Brazil. There are two varieties of this stone depending on which side of the quarry it is extracted from. The blocks taken from the upper side of the quarry have been more exposed to oxidation and, therefore, they present gold veins. The stone extracted from this side of the quarry is commonly known as Golden Typhoon Bordeaux. This granite is a real piece of art made by nature. A unique combination of cream, white, grey, bordeaux and gold will give your kitchen an exquisit look. Supply of this stone is limited but it is worth looking around town for it is not that hard to find. Here is a picture of a Typhon Bordeaux countertop. To see more click here:

Written by ignacio lópez silva

May 9th, 2011 at 8:51 am