Creama Bordeaux is one of those types of granite that you can already picture how stunning it will look just from the name.
It is quarried in southern Brazil and several thousand cubic meters are brought out of the earth each year meaning that as far as granites go – it is quite abundant.
It is famous for its amazing colors and is often remarked to resemble the planet Jupiter with its swirling pink and cream patterns.
There is no standard predominant color for Crema Bordeaux (despite the name!). What you can expect is a combination of the minerals and colors below in varying levels of saturation.
There are the prominent creamy almost light brown, golden tones – which give the stone it’s name.
These are combined with pink and red areas from the stones abundant mineral content that can range in color from soft and light pink and almost golden orange – to almost dark and rusty burgundy in their color.
Intertwined between this amazing combination of colors are mineral veins that are almost dark blue / grey in appearance. This in our opinion almost grounds the colors in this stone – as without the grey/blue minerals it could look a little bit too “fancy” for many peoples tastes – and many would struggle to integrate it in to a well designed kitchen.
The exceptionally high mineral content of Crema Bordeaux means that it has one of the highest levels of variation in appearance out of any type of granite.
Some slabs can be almost as plain and light as something like colonial cream granite – whereas other slabs can have such a high mineral content that they are almost completely covered in the characteristic dark earthy rusty red or burgundy tones.
The amount of blue / grey in the stone also varies massively, it is not uncommon for the majority of a Crema Bordeaux slab to be predominantly blue in color (Confusingly – it is also not uncommon for it to have almost no blue…)
You could put two slabs of Crema Bordeaux next to each other, one with high amounts of the blue mineral, one with low – and you would almost certainly say they were different types of granite.
However this is what makes this stone so great – the slab that you end up purchasing will almost certainly be unique and you would be hard pressed to find anything similar without extensive research.
All extremes and everything in between look great in our opinion – but you obviously need to ensure you are going to be receiving the granite that you have pictured in your mind. So it is exceptionally important to inspect the actual slabs you will receive before purchasing Crema Bordeaux (more so than other types of granite).
The Price Of Crema Bordeaux
As there is an unusually high amount of this granite quarried, supply slightly outstrips demand – and it results in Crema Bordeaux bring quite cheap.
For a 3cm thick Crema Bordeaux slab you can expect to pay in the region of $35 – $45 per square foot
For a 2cm thick slab you are looking at around $25 – $30 per square foot.
Where Can It Be Used?
This stone is slightly less durable than average. And while it is still super strong (it is granite after all), it will require a little bit more care than other types of granite as it is (very) slightly prone to cracking. Thin slabs are occasionally supported with a fiberglass backing in certain situations (Especially 2cm thick slabs) – These are almost always invisible and are certainly recommended.
It can be used for flooring, and kitchens indoors – and is also well suited for exterior usage.
However there is no denying that the main feeling cream Bordeaux brings to a room is that of warmth. Its amazing red / pink / burgundy tones will make your heart warm on even the coldest of days. You will online that reviews of Crema Bordeaux granite by people who own the slab are nearly always positive.
Its use Is almost always in the kitchen as countertops and will go with a variety of kitchen cabinet colors – dark or light.
However the most popular and effective design combination is Crema Bordeaux granite with cherry countertops. As you can see in the image below – it really is quite a special combination.
Do you have cream Bordeaux in your home? Are you thinking of getting some? Let us know what you think in the comments section below!