Granite is one of the best and most versatile materials anyone can ever choose for home improvement projects. The stone’s variations allow for a large color selection, with beautiful, multicolored options available, to complement each and every possible setup, while its durability and resistance to water, stains and acids allow it to adapt to several usages.
Golden beach granite is no exception to this rule. This beautifully exquisite stone from Brazil looks very much like a sandy beach, just as the name suggests, thanks to its unusual veining, which features shades of yellow, gray and cream.
While golden beach is only moderate in its amount of variation, each slab of the polished stone, which is said to look especially great when featured in outdoor projects, is truly unique, a reason why you should take extra care in selecting each and every slab for your project personally, so as to make sure that you get the most of your preferred hue, and also that the final piece looks consistent when mounted.
How Much Does Golden Beach Granite Cost?
The stunning appearance of this stone does not come cheap – it is classified as an exotic granite. And as such carries a high price tag.
A 3cm thick slab of golden beach granite will cost around $70-$80 per square foot. A 2cm thick slab will cost around $60 to $70 per square foot.
Unlike most other granites, for which the most traditional of uses is to be installed as kitchen, or perhaps bathroom countertops, golden beach is used the most for outdoor projects, due to its stunning, subtle warmth, which can look great in a number of projects.
Thanks to the ease of installation, light colored granites like golden beach are quite popular as garden and poolside flooring, because they suffer very little erosion over the years, and they resist weather phenomena and chemical reactions quite well. Golden beach, in particular, excels in these projects, because its sand-like appearance makes for great contrast against its surroundings, especially the blue of a private or public swimming pool, almost recreating an actual beach scene.
Another beautiful project you can attempt for your outdoor setting using golden beach granite is the installation of garden benches. These will look beautiful and soft, providing once again great contrast against their background of greenery or water blue, while taking advantage of the stone’s superior resistance to make the bench safe and durable.
While the idea isn’t revolutionary, golden beach also looks beautiful when featured on indoor projects, such as kitchen and bathroom renovations, as it instantly adds warmth to any color scheme and setup, both light and dark.
Golden beach is just as great a choice as any other granite when it comes to kitchen and bathroom counters, as it possesses anti-bacterial properties and it is supremely easy to clean. It looks particularly stunning against wooden furniture, as it is a great complement for the rustic feel of natural wood, but also cream colored furniture, which creates a nice, bold contrast.
If you’d really like to turn your house into a spa, though, golden beach looks beautiful, and adds luxurious warmth, when used as a backdrop for a shower, bathtub, Jacuzzi or even sauna as well.
Whatever project you choose to apply it to, you should know that natural golden beach, like other similar stones in the granite family, is going to cost you. However, it will also last and look brand new until you decide to remodel your house again, and is very unlikely to ever let you down, a set of features which make this stone a solid investment.