GRANITE- THE SUPERSTONE!
HUGE VARIETY AVAILABLE AT BHANDARI MARBLE GROUP:
WHAT IS GRANITE?
Granite is a natural stone that is quarried in many countries around the globe. Granite and Quartzite are the names that are used interchangeably wherever stone tile and slabs are sold.
True Granite is a porous, igneous rock that has any number of chemical compositions that include a quartz base.
Quartzite is a metamorphic rock that has a higher percentage of quartz in its chemical makeup than granite does.
For the record, true quartzite is harder than true granite. But, don’t get too caught up in the name of the stone because regardless of which it is, geologically speaking, it has the same purpose and durability.
White Granite is harder to find than black or brown granite. All granite (and Marble) gets its name from the background color.
Some white granite slabs have veins similar to marble while others may have a spattering of freckles in either brown, gray, black or red and may include a sprinkling of blue throughout.
SOME OF THE BEST PRODUCTS:
River White Granite is also known as Valley White and comes from India mines. The background is a translucent white with gray, blue and taupe veins and burgundy patches running throughout. The pattern is more linear than some granites, thus the reference to rivers.
White Ice Granite is mined in Brazil and quantities end up being quite limited which accounts for the higher price on this stone.
White Ice made its name in the granite countertop field because of its snowy white background and the contrast of the dark veins and patches. This one also has some blue veining in it and slabs are usually 8’ x 8’in size with the occasional slab larger than that. White Ice is cut to 3 cm thick, making it one of the nicer slab products for granite.
Colonial white granite is known for its consistent veining with grays, blues and taupe highlighted in the stone.
Super White Granite is not granite at all. It’s actually a quartzite, which is harder than granite and has equal or better durability. Some suppliers actually list it as marble, so check for a supplier that charges a granite price and save money. And, to add to the confusion, it is also called Fantasy White in some areas and White Vermont in the Northeast.
Kashmir White Granite is found in the same areas where Garnets are found in Southern India. As a result, it sometimes has small inclusions of garnets embedded in the slab. The patterns of greys and black mica give an overall salt and pepper appearance with swaths of veining running across it.
Alaska White Granite from Brazil is a beautiful blend of palest silver and frosty whites highlighted with neutrals and onyx hues that glitter with a warm glow in sunlight and under kitchen lighting. Because it comes in a fairly large range of slab sizes, it is an ideal choice for any application in the kitchen.
Moon White Granite comes from a mine in India where rust and taupe colors predominate due to oxidation over millions of years. The slab colors are consistent year after year which makes this ideal for doing one countertop at a time if the budget demands it. Rarely, if ever, does this granite have black spots.
White Galaxy Granite is one of the granites mined in China. The striking blue, gray swirls and dark blue specks that occur in this granite is the key to its personality.
White Fantasy granite is one of the best for a marble-like finish.
ABOUT GRANITE COMPOSITION:
While the composition of granite makes it nearly impossible to achieve what many refer to as a “pure” white, the beauty of white granite lies in its striations, flecks and variations, which also add character and interest to the countertop surface. White granite countertops also have a very complementary nature.
Looking to make a trendy yet timeless upgrade to your kitchen, bath or other surface in your home? Look no further than white granite countertops. In addition to uniquely brightening up a living space, white granite counters add elegance with no sacrifice of durability.
In fact, natural granite is a hard and nonporous stone making it a brilliant choice for kitchen counters and other high-traffic areas of your home. Meanwhile, white continues to have a major moment, with designers and homeowners alike loving it for its chic, clean aesthetic.
BHANDARI MARBLE GROUP’S CLASSIC GRANITE PRODUCTS:
Alaska White Granite slab Granite with White background and brown, grey, and black specks
Alaska White’s name belies its origins. This show stopping shade does not actually hail from The Last Frontier, but is actually imported from Brazil. However, this white granite’s stunning blend of cool and warm colors, including icy silver, frosty white, rich cocoa and deep onyx, bring to mind the stunning Alaskan landscape. Featuring slight movement with moderate variations in color, tone, granularity and pattern, Alaska White has a contemporary feel which suits both dark and light cabinets. Its brown veining, meanwhile, pairs beautifully with wood.
While Alaska White is at the higher end of the white granite price range, it’s still affordable at per square foot installed.
Colonial White A white granite from India with creamy off-white background mixed with black and garnet speckles
While most white granites are quarried in Brazil, Colonial White joins a select few which come from India. Featuring a foundation of creamy off-white bedrock, Colonial White is characterized by its black speckles and smoky silver accent colors. A hint of rose-pink mineral deposits is also a defining feature of Colonial White. If you’re looking for a light granite that will add warmth to your kitchen, Colonial White is a winner. Paired with stark white cabinets, Colonial White countertops soften a space, while having a more dramatic effect alongside darker cabinets. Colonial White’s slight movement and variation mean it offers a continuous and cohesive feel.
New River White
New River White A light background granite from BHANDARIMARBLEGROUP India with dramatic veining flowing the entire slab
This picturesque light granite consists of an alabaster bedrock speckled with dark red flecks and rich silver veining. Imported from India, New River White offers a great deal of variation, making it a dramatic and dynamic addition to any living space. In fact, while other granites may feature mineral deposits similar to New River White’s crimson accents, only this color has them in such magnificent abundance. Therefore, choosing cabinets which highlight this quality is the best way to showcase New River White countertops. White cabinets are an obvious choice when it comes to complementing New River White, but darker cabinets also provide appealing contrast.
Moon White Granite
White Granite Moon White is a bright white granite with uniform color throughout the slab
Quarried in India, Moon White embodies the exquisiteness implied by its name. Bright ivory, silver-gray, and bold black are a few of the colors that speckle and swirl this fine and intricate light granite. One of the whiter shades of granite, Moon White can also have a subtle yellow undertone. It is relatively uniform in color when compared to other white granites, and has been described as for its unique appearance. As with many other granite colors, Moon White is extremely versatile. One particularly striking combination Moon White granite with white cabinets, a white subway tile backsplash, and stainless steel appliances.
Mystic Spring granite
Mystic Spring A White Granite from Brazil with dramatic veining with rich blend of grays and whites
This durable light granite from Brazil features a fine, intricate blend of grays and whites enhanced by dramatic veining in shades of darker gray and jet black. Versatility is a hallmark of Mystic Spring granite; it pairs perfectly with many other premium surfaces, including everything from porcelain tiles to mosaics. Comparatively uniform in movement and variation, Mystic Spring is an especially elevating addition to traditional decor, and exudes polished warmth when partnered with darker tones.
White Ice granite
White Ice is a white and creamy background stone with rich blue & gray veining
When homeowners talk about White Ice granite, words like bold and beautiful. Frequently enter the conversation. This versatile and chic shade from Brazil has a snowy sheen accented by dark veining in hues of blue and gray. The result A sleek and streamlined look that’s an ideal addition to contemporary, cool-toned kitchens. While many shades work well with White Ice, grays, metallic, and stainless steel appliances are powerful choices for this light granite with minimal movement, while dark neutrals deliver contrast that truly nice.
A light granite from Brazil with soft white, creams, taupes, tans and grays.
What do you get when you combine soft whites, creams, taupes, tans and grays in low variations? This lovely and timeless light granite. Imported from Brazil, White Ornamental granite may be subtle in terms of color, but it makes a seriously sophisticated statement when incorporated into kitchen designs. It’s well-suited for monotone environments, but can be accented with contrasting cabinetry and accessorized with vibrant pops of color for a high-impact look.
At BHANDARI MARBLE GROUP we strive to provide you with the best selection of granite slabs including all the popular white granite colours described above. Selecting right granite color for your project may sometimes be stressful; our project managers will work with you to find the right countertop for your home.
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