Sunday, January 9, 2011

Slab Sunday: Cambrian Black Satin Finish

With the holidays we've missed the last two weeks of Slab Sundays.  While I certainly enjoyed the time off, I do like being back on a regular schedule.

Cambrian Black granite with a Satin Finish is our slab of the week.
Cambrian Black granite is quarried from a bedrock quarry in Canada.

The Satin Finish is optional, you can also find Cambrian Black with the usual Polished Finish that can be honed as well.

I posted this vanity from our portfolio here earlier this week, there just aren't a lot of pictures of this stone out there.

The Satin Finish is obtained by using a series of wire rotary brushes on the stone. The Cambrian Black granite is a fairly hard granite, so the brushing doesn't go too deep into the stone.  it provides just a soft leathery finish.  You will also hear it called an Antique Finish or a Leather Finish.  It's all the same.

Keep in mind the Satin Finish makes it a textured finish.  So it won't be great for desks without a writing pad. 

Cambrian Black Satin Finish is available in 2 cm and 3 cm slabs.


Anonymous said...

I love your blog. Love all the pictures of different kitchens and stones...but my goodness...I'M LOVING WHITEOUT WEDNESDAYS!

Steph@TheGraniteGurus said...

So glad that you like them.
Thanks for reading! :)

Anonymous said...

We are considering antiqued cambrian black. I am reading differing opinions about sealing this granite. Do you have an opinion?

Steph@TheGraniteGurus said...

I don't think you need to seal the Cambrian Black. It's a dense enough stone that you shouldn't ever have any staining issues.
If it starts absorbing water around the sink area fairly quickly then I'd throw a coat of sealer on it.

Anonymous said...

Purchased cambrian black with antique finish. It was absolutely beautiful when installed. After a few hours there were several white streaks that appeared. The installer sent someone over and they used a grinder on the streaks. Now there are black flat spots all over the counter tops. What do you suggest I do?

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