Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Calcutta Kitchens

This week we have been inspired by the inherent beauty of Calcutta marble. Calcutta is a well suited marble for just about any application or style. It can go modern, as well as, traditional.   

See how beautiful Calcutta marble can look in your Kitchen!

European Modern. 

Warm and Traditional. 

Sleek yet Rustic.

Modern Edge.
Love how the slab wraps down the side of the island.

Cool yet Warm.
Calcutta looks fabulous with the warm gray tones of the cabinet finish. 

Simply Traditional.

Love the Calcutta subway tile backsplash.

Contrasting Neutrals.
Calcutta countertops with contrasting beige tile backsplash in a herringbone pattern.

Absolutely Gorgeous. 
No need for a backsplash when you have a marble slab as a wall. 


Exquisite Detail.
 Notice the beautiful edge detail of this kitchen island.

Next week The Granite Shop will be receiving a new bundle of Calcutta Parana (a more cost effective way to achieve the look of the white kitchens and baths drenching all of the magazines) Some of the kitchens above are installed shots of this material!  Here's a sneak peek of what will be arriving, put yours on hold today before its gone! 

The Granite Shop specializes in this unique edge detailing (shown above). With new slabs from Brazil, and an array of different marble and granite slabs to choose from the options are endless. Please contact us if you have a new construction project or remodel in the works, we would love to be your stone supplier and fabricator!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Vitoria 2012 Slab Show Sao Paulo, Brazil

The Granite Shop recently attended, Vitoria 2012 a Slab Show in Sao Paulo, Brazil. It was an incredible experience and a great way to expose The Granite Shop to new slab materials that haven't even set foot in the states. Some of these materials will we purchased for various projects The Granite Shop is currently working on. 

First glance at Vitoria from the plane. 

Entrance to the Vitoria 2012 Slab Show

 Picture of their stone quarries...where everything begins. There is an intensive process that ends with kitchen countertops.  Mountains are mined and cut into blocks where the blocks are inspected and sent to only the best distributors.  

Advertising is always more extoic when in Brazil!  Antolini Luigi - the premier stone producer knows how to showcase Mother Nature in all aspects we see.....! 


 Fusion Marble:

This slab is absolutely gorgeous. I love the variety of color and the movement it has.

This particular slab would be great for a book matched application. 

Orion Granite:

This slab is absolutely gorgeous in person, it has gold flecks in it that cast a shimmery glow. The color in this slab is incredible, the green/teal with the copper is a unique combination. 

Bamboo Marble:

Exceptional Color

Iceberg Blue Onyx:

This rare type of onyx has beautiful variation and cool blue tones. It  looks stunning in this application.

Lumix Onyx Backlit:

Inquire about the slabs on their way - some are pre-sold and The Granite Shop just wanted to show what Mother Nature is producing - while other slabs are available in about 4 weeks when they arrive via containers from South America.  

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Granite Spotlight: Brunello 3cm

Brunello is a Brazilian granite that shimmers with a combination of unique colors and interesting pattern characteristics.  This stone comes in a unique assortment of soft silken plums, subtle pinks with showers of shiny silver iron specks.
 This Granite has a stony appearance akin to the bottom of a river bed with random size cobble like formations interlaced with hazy charcoal veins. 
Brunello is an ideal material for your kitchen countertops, bathroom vanity, fireplace surround, hearth, art niche or coffee table top.  See a few examples below.
Brunello Vanity by The Granite Shop
Brunello vanity tops / Photo source: KitchenCounters
Brunello Kitchen Island / Photo source: Granite Guys

Brunello is available in 3cm slabs.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

On The Edge: Custom Countertop Edges

Feeling On The Edge! Check Out The Granite Shop's capabilities of creating beautiful countertop edges.

This metal egg and dart countertop detail accenting a slab of Sea Foam Green granite was designed specifically for the client.  What makes The Granite Shop so unique is prior to fabrication conceptual sketches are drawn and then The Granite Shop takes those sketches and creates CAD drawings from them bringing the concept to life. This extra step is all apart of The Granite Shop's detailed design process and the outcome is fabulous

This design can be completely customized to your personal style. If there is a certain granite or motif you had in mind send us your ideas and we will make it happen!