Giallo Fiorito granite is a stunning stone that is quarried in Esprito Santo, Brazil. It is also occasionally known as Giallo West granite – lets learn a little more about this awesome stone!
Giallo means yellow. And what a fitting name for this stone. From afar it looks like a very bright and light stone. The golden yellow tones are eye catching and predominant however from afar you are able to see that the yellow tones do have some darker patches to them.
As you get closer to the countertop you can see that the bedrock of this stone is actually a dark brown in color – almost like a mocha color. This dark bedrock is intertwined with dark brown or black specks which are minerals that make up a small but interesting part of this granite.
The golden yellow color is produced by the large crystalline mineral deposits that make up 60%-70% of this stones mass. They are reasonably uniform in color and almost always a golden yellow – although some deposits can be slightly darker and almost terracotta in color on occasion.
Giallo Fiorito is a stone has a medium level of variation. The size and density of the golden mineral deposits are what will vary the most. You can get slabs that will be speckled with small deposits, to those that are dominated by large ones. They can be sparse or dense in density – but they will always be there. This makes it very important to inspect a slab of this stone in person.
How Much Does Giallo Fiorito Granite Cost?
It is a low end granite which means it is very cheap. You can get a 2cm thick slab of giallo fiorito granite for around $20 per square foot. The thicker 3cm slabs will cost in the region of $30 per square foot.
Its natural and golden appearance means that giallo fiorito countertops look best when combined with natural wood stained cabinets – a good medium stain will work the best. Light stained cabinets can look a little washed out when combined with the golden tones of this stone.
This does not mean however that you cannot combine it with white cabinets – it will create a very regal and ornamental look to the room – and does not suffer from creating the “washed out” effect that light stained or unstained cabinets can produce.
It works especially well with polished chrome of aluminium sinks and faucets creating a modem yet homely feel.