Sunday, January 29, 2012

Slab Sunday: Lapidus granite

Lapidus granite is quarried from a bedrock quarry in Brazil.

Lapidus changes quite dramatically from bundle to bundle.  It can be quite dark, rich and rust colored.  It can also be on the lighter side with a lot of grey.  Be sure to select your exact slabs when purchasing this color.
Photo: MGS by Design
Photo: Quality Granite & Marble
Photo: Potomac Marble & Granite
From Arizona Tile's website..."Blocks from the top of the quarry have a darker gold color, while blocks that are extracted from deeper portions of the quarry will be lighter. Over millions of years, water has penetrated deep into this stone through small cracks and fissures, causing the iron oxide and other minerals to oxidize. It is this process that produces the rich, vibrant gold tones that are visible in this granite. Before oxidation, the stone's natural color is gray and some portions are still visible in the slab amidst the golden hues, these areas are known as islands."
Photo: Casa Bella Granite & Marble
Photo source.
 We may be a little partial to Lapidus around here....both BJ and I have Lapidus in our own kitchens, mine has a honed finish on it. 
Photo: Alibaba
Photo: Alibaba
Other names for Lapidus include: Juparana Lapidus, Golden Wave, Labereda, Lapidus Dark, Lapidus Beige and Giallo Lapidus.
JMA mediterranean living room

Lapidus is available in 2 cm and 3 cm slabs.

Lapidus has always been one of our more popular colors, so we have lots of pictures of it! Check out these posts (all countertops done by us) if you'd like to see more...

3 comments:

Suzie Thomas said...

There are numerous kitchen faucets to choose from. You may want to get a wall mount faucet, a center set, a pullout spray style, bar sink faucet or some other types of kitchen tap.

Rod and Linda said...

My honed lapidus granite now has many silver flecks. This was unexpected as I loved the old world look and color of the lapidus select slabs chosen. Is this common? Wondering if there is a process other than polishing to hide these flecks as they were not noticeable when polished. Thank you.

Rod and Linda said...

My honed lapidus granite now has many silver flecks. This was unexpected as I loved the old world look and color of the lapidus select slabs chosen. Is this common? Wondering if there is a process other than polishing to hide these flecks as they were not noticeable when polished. Thank you.

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