Sunday, November 11, 2012

Slab Sunday: Iron Red granite

Iron Red is quarried in Brazil.
Iron Red is an amazing stone.  The coloring and veining are incredible.
 The slabs do vary quite a bit in coloring and veining from bundle to bundle, so be sure to select your exact slabs!
Photo:Jennifer Gilmer Kitchens
Obviously all stone is hard.  Iron Red is an incredibly hard stone.  It's made up of 80%-90% ore.
It kills our tools, so most fabricators will charge more to work with this stone.
A lot of fabricators have aren't experienced enough to be able to work with Iron Red.  I've heard a lot of sad stories from homeowners who have hired fabricators that didn't know how to work with it. 
Iron Red is also quite expensive.  So if you are going to use this stone don't try to save money by using a cheap fabricator, you need to hire a reputable and experienced fabricator for these exotic stones and this will usually cost you more.
Photo: Pietra Fina
We like this stone so much that we framed it and hung it on the wall in our showroom!
Photo: MGS by Design

We built this shower shelf that was inset into the wall out of Iron Red.  You can read more about it here.
Photo: MGS by Design

Iron Red is also commonly called Magma Red.
Photo source.
Photo: Houzz
Iron Red is available in 2 cm and 3 cm slabs.
It can be a hard color to find sometimes, but it's out there.  So if you fall in love with it be prepared for a search, but it will be worth it!

1 comment:

Marmor said...

This Granite stone we do not have in our assortment...the color is just beautiful,we have to manage somehow put it in our assortment :)))

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