Sunday, October 7, 2012

Slab Sunday: Galaxy Black granite

Galaxy Black granite is quarried from a boulder quarry in India.

Overall it looks black, but when you look close you will see it has a copper/ gold fleck.  You will also see this copper fleck when the sun is shining on the granite, it's really quite pretty.

Galaxy Black is a typical black granite, meaning that it's mirror like.  So it can be difficult to keep it looking clean.  You see all the dust, fingerprints, etc.
Some people like this (because they always know when their counters are clean) and others hate having to clean it all the time.

The gold/ copper specks are due to the presence of ferrous rich Enstatine (Bronzite).

Galaxy Black is quite consistent from bundle to bundle.  You don't necessarily need to select your exact slabs with this color (though it never hurts).  Every once in awhile we'll see a little bit of veining in the slabs or a lot of the copper flecks bunched together.  It's kind of fun when this happens because for the most part they are so uniform.
Photo: MGS by Design
Galaxy Black is a very dense stone.  It isn't resined because it doesn't need to be.  You don't really need to seal it either.  I'd just recommend using a granite cleaner (like Rock Doctor) on it.

You will see Galaxy Black used on a lot of furniture pieces, pre-made vanities that come with countertops, knick knacks and vessel sinks.

Other names for Galaxy Black include: Black Galaxy, Star Galaxy and Star Black.

I really like this kitchen below.  They framed the Verde Marinace granite with the Galaxy Black.

Galaxy Black is available in 2 cm and 3 cm slabs as well as tile.


Unknown said...

The list of good things about formica countertops just goes on and on. They are the best choice that you can make if you want to redo the look of your kitchen or bathroom. Not only are they inexpensive, but they can also bring an aesthetic value to these areas of your home.

MAAS said...

A white kitchen with a galaxy black countertop, looks great!
Best regards from granit Team from Germany!!

Raja said...

What is the rate of a slab 1600x2500x20 mm

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