Consider the homes of those you know well, the homes you enter and encounter often. What are their counters crafted out of? Chances are, with the ever growing popularity of granite (a stone of so many different varieties), your friends, relatives, and even neighbors have kitchens and bathrooms that feature granite countertops, tiles, backsplashes, and even flooring. In recent years, granite as the focal point and centerpiece of home upgrades, home remodels, and even home DIY products, thanks to its versatility, durability, and even gorgeous add-on value. After all, who does not want to update their home without increasing the property value in the process?
Luckily, granite additions throughout the home are able to accomplish all of the above. As one of the natural Earth’s most durable, difficult to break, and hardy materials, granite is a stone that can withstand so many different activities, tests, and even weights over the course of its lifespan in your kitchen, bathroom, or other living space. After all, the simple stroke of a sharp knife against the surface of granite is enough to render the knife blade useless — yet the granite keeps on appearing perfect, with zero damage evident despite the “cuts.” Granite can not only withstand the cuts and potential harm caused by the incredibly sharp blades of a knife, but is also able to undergo great temperature changes in order to maintain its shining appearance. Place an item of any temperature — a searingly hot pan, or an icy cold beverage — upon its surface, and the stone will do absolutely nothing in the way of cracking, splitting, or creating more fissures. Thanks to its strong internal structure, forged by the formation of igneous rocks, granite will not succumb to damage of any kind. In fact, the only way to cause damage to this stone if you wish to do so is to inflict physical harm of excessive and great force. Otherwise, there is nothing you need to worry about in terms of damage to your brand new granite.
How do you know which type of granite to choose? Well, the varieties all share certain qualities in common. If you choose granite of any kind, any color, or any thickness, you will be receiving a stone slab that features great durability, great strength, and great beauty. No matter where you choose to place, or use, granite throughout your home, you will achieve a look that is both stylish and classy in its design. Granite is known to stand the test of not only frequent use, but also changes in style and trend over the years. What’s more beautiful than a stone that will still add value to your home and retain its beauty even decades after you have incorporated it into your living spaces?
This is where Giallo Ornamental granite comes into play. As one of the most popular, most desired varieties of granite on the market today, this naturally created stone is one that wins over nearly every potential granite purchaser. What can you do with Giallo granite, and how will you use it within your home? Read on to find a variety of benefits and uses.
Choose Giallo Ornamental
It was in the year 2006 that the variety of Giallo Ornamental granite first sparked in its popularity among homeowners. With so many different types, strains, and varieties of granite available within the home improvement and DIY markets, it can feel nearly impossible to choose a type of smooth, natural stone that works within your own home. When you consider Giallo Ornamental, however, you open your home remodel to the possibility and prestige of one of the world’s most sought after forms of granite stone slabs. Giallo granite is a natural stone variety that forms, or grows, in the quarries or mines of Brazil. Also known by the names of Giallo Santo, Amarillo Ornamental, and even further variations and varieties, this granite is considered to be one of the most popular around the world.
Giallo Ornamental does not appear as one constant or consistent strain; in fact, it has several different known varieties. Some slabs of this granite variety feature warm, honey and yellow background decorated with specks and flecks of dark blacks and grays; other slabs exhibit warm-colored backgrounds featuring complementary coloring in darker shades that offer elegance and compatible colors for any kitchen, bathroom, or even bedroom. Widely known for and recognized by its creamy base color, Ornamental granite most commonly is golden or creamy in its base coloring. When staring at this natural stone from a distance, it can appear simple and unassuming; up close, however, it features so many details that it is truly unique. Upon close inspection, a slab or stone of Giallo Ornamental appears mottled, marked with the dents, dots, and speckles of mineral deposits common within this variety. Up close, homeowners or granite shoppers are able to see that it is the bedrock, the very formation of this form of granite, that makes Giallo Ornamental white.
How is it that Giallo granite makes such a stunning appearance as a stone for counters, vanity tops, and bathrooms and backsplashes? Thanks to its natural coloring, featuring an abundance of golden minerals, this type of granite is able to sparkle wherever it is placed. Based upon a lovely and light cream-colored background, Giallo Ornamental is a type of granite suited for any placement; with an abundance of dark brown minerals spotted throughout, and deposits of color so deep they can appear black, Giallo Ornamental is a collection of classic colors suited for any countertop, any room.
Of course, based on various types of lighting, Giallo Ornamental granite slabs and countertops can vary in appearance and coloring. Under the different lights of a kitchen, of a spotlight, of more subdued lighting, this type of granite slab will appear anywhere from absolutely pure, bright white to a very soft and light gray. A very neutral stone in its appearance, the Giallo Ornamental variety of granite will appear both light and bright upon any backdrop.
What Giallo Ornamental Offers
Choosing to use Giallo Ornamental in your home remodel allows you to save money in significant ways. Although so many individuals believe that granite, as beautiful, durable, and stylish as it is, can be pricey and of the highest expense when remodeling, the natural stone is actually one of the most affordable — if you choose to use the right type of granite, that is. Luckily, Giallo Ornamental is among the most cost effective types of granite available for use in renovations and remodels. Giallo granite is a stone that fits with so many different kitchen and bathroom cabinets; it is suitable with both dark woods, soft woods, and even the lightest of cabinets thanks to its soft and versatile coloring of creamy bedrock.
In addition to its great beauty and unique appearance, the natural stone that is Giallo Ornamental is what would typically be considered a “lower end” type of granite. Because it is both readily available and not a choice selected by so many of the masses, it is easy to purchase this type of granite for about $20 to $25 per square foot.
Fit Giallo into Your Design
Once you have selected Giallo Ornamental as your final choice for granite, be certain to check its appearance in natural sunlight. Although a slab, slice, or even tile of granite may appear wonderful in the light of your kitchen, it can look completely different once exposed to natural sunlight — and, if your granite is ever going to see the light of day in your home, you will want to know how it reacts with natural sunlight, in addition to the lighting of your room. When exposed to brilliant sunlight, according to customer reviews, Giallo Ornamental can appear quite warm and appealing. However, under the shade of cloudy and dismal days, this granite can take on a browner, more depressing shade if not paired with brighter colors.
If you are considering incorporating Giallo Ornamental into your granite counter, vanity, or bathroom design, you will want to make sure you inspect the actual slab of choice when you are ready to install the stone in your home. Every single slab and stone of granite differs, and it is crucial to see the slab you want to order or purchase in person. After all, no one wants to end up with a slab even the slightest amount different from that which they saw online. Check with your local fabricator, granite retailer, and even contractor to ensure your price and quality of Giallo Ornamental is legitimate and up to par. Remember, Giallo Ornamental is not a type of soft stone or granite, meaning it should not scratch upon a simple touch or show fingerprints or dirt in even the brightest of lights.