Sunday, October 21, 2012

Slab Sunday: Bianco Romano granite

Bianco Romano is quarried from a bedrock quarry in Brazil. 

Bianco Romano is primarily white with grey, cream and tan veining.  There are spots of burgundy garnets in this slab, some slabs have more than others.
The pattern and coloring can change quite a bit from bundle to bundle, so I'd recommend selecting your exact slabs if at all possible.
Photo: Guild Quality
Contemporary Kitchen design by Detroit Interior Designer Green Apple Design

Bianco Romano is a granite color that I suggest a lot when a client is wanting the look of a white marble kitchen without the maintenance. (See this post about marble kitchens).

Photo: The Granite Gurus
Other names for Bianco Romano include: White Romano, Blanco Romano, Novo Branco Romano,  Bianca Romano, Pashmina and Tropical White.
Photo:  Ikea Fans.

You will generally find the slab with a polished finish at the supplier. Don't be afraid to ask your fabricator about other finish options for this stone. I love Bianco Romano with a honed finish. 
Photo: Kitchen Design Notes.

Bianco Romano is an excellent choice for exterior use. It is a very hard granite and the light color will help it not get so hot to the touch in the summer months.

Bianco Romano is available in 2 cm and 3 cm slabs as well as tile.


Natalie said...

Very pretty. I like bianco romano. I'd never seen it before.

vivian said...

Hi Steph - thank you for doing a slab Sunday on Bianco Romano. We are in the process of selecting a granite for our kitchen with white cabinets, stainless steel appliances, stainless steel apron front sink and walnut floors. We can't decide between brown antique versus bianco Romano. Have you installed or seen many kitchens using bianco Romano with white cabinets? Thank you for your time. I did read your slab Sunday on antique brown and post about alternatives to white marble - informative but couldn't help me decide...

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Steph@TheGraniteGurus said...

Hi Vivian-
I've seen a lot of kitchens with Bianco Romano on white cabinets. It's a beautiful look. If you want to do the white kitchen, it's a great material to do that.
The Brown Antique is very pretty as well. It will give you quite a different look though.
Honestly you can't go wrong with either, but it really depends on what look you are going for. Good luck!

Unknown said...

Hi Steph, I was so happy to find your layout on Bianco Romano. We are considering using it with white cabinets, white appliances, and white sink. We have a neutral-color terrazo tile floor. We are working with Home Depot for our kitchen design. The designer there has matched up some very pretty glass subway tiles in white, neutral, and a greyish green to use for the backsplash. It looks lovely with the very small sample of Bianco Romano we have, but when we see the larger samples with the brownish-burgundy dots, I'm concerned it may not look right with the backsplash and may be too spotty-looking. I wanted something neutral with a greenish cast. What do you think - will this work? Thanks for your help!

Steph@TheGraniteGurus said...

It sounds like that splash would work with your Bianco Romano.
Is there anyway that you can select your exact slab? I think this will really help you decide on the tile.
I'd also suggest just a plain white subway tile.
Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Good evening. I am doing a French style kitchen with Bianco Romano, white subway tiles, white cabinets, stainless steel appliances and dark taupe floors. My question is: what color grout should I use? I was thinking taupe/grey.. to tie it all together? Thoughts?

Thank you!

Steph@TheGraniteGurus said...

Your kitchen sounds pretty.
I would definitely go with white grout with your white subway tile. Let it blend with the tile.
You don't want the grout lines to be a focal point and it doesn't need to be what ties everything together.
Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your advice on the grout! I pick out my slab next week which will put my mind at ease. The sample in the studio had very warm tones which seemed to clash with the white subway tile and grout. I will take your advice! ;-)

Lauri Eich said...

Love Bianco Romano granite, and am putting it in my new kitchen soon. We are getting dark brown cabinets with bianco romano and was thinking white tile backsplash, so the granite would remain the focal point. My husband has fallen in love with natural hickoy floors, and we are getting a stone fireplace in the living area (open concept). Do you feel the hickory will look ok with all of this? Thanks!

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