Sunday, February 20, 2011

Slab Sunday: Mascarello granite

Today for Slab Sunday I'm talking about the beautiful and dramatic granite, Mascarello.

Mascarello is quarried in Espirito Santo, Brazil.

I personally like Mascarello the best when it has a lot of the mica, areas of quartz and lots of white....pretty much like the full slab photo above.

It's a granite color that has a lot going on.  It will definitely be the focal point of your room, so make sure you don't have too much going on with your backsplash, flooring, etc.

Mascarello can change so much from bundle to bundle that sometimes customer's don't believe me that two different bundles are the same type of granite.  Sooooo be sure to select your exact slabs!

Due to all the different types of rock within this granite the polish isn't usually consistent.  During the polishing process they apply an epoxy resin.  Generally the quartz, the resin, etc don't all polish up to the same level.  You will mainly notice it during the day when the sun hits it just right.  It's not bad, a lot of stones are like this.  I just mention it because while looking for photos of Mascarello today I noticed some people were blaming it on the fabricators on some message boards.  There is nothing that we can really do about this.  Just know that with granite you are getting natural stone, not a man made product like quartz. 

Mascarello slabs are bookmatched.  So if you have a large island, this granite will work great.

Mascarello is available in 2 cm and 3 cm slabs.

3 comments:

Erin @ The Impatient Gardener said...

It's beautiful and unique but I have to agree that you need a VERY simple backsplash in order for it to work. Some of the backsplashes in those photos are a bit busy with the stone for my taste, but I'm sure those homeowners love their kitchens and that's what's important.

Gilbert said...

It’s good-looking for Mascarello granite model. I also do like to make this type of kitchen.

http://www.granitememorial.in

Kathy said...

I have Cashmere Gold for the backsplash in tiles cut in half giving a large subway tile appearance. It matches perfectly! Mascarello is about $32 a sq ft and Kashmere Gold tiles are about $6.80 a ft.

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