Luna pearl granite is an awesome grey and white stone that has been around for quite some time now (and is as popular today as it ever was). It is quarried in Spain and is occasionally called Bianco Sardo granite.
This is a great stone that is commonly used in kitchen countertops. From afar this stone looks light grey in appearance and looks reasonably uniform. There are no large mineral deposits that can be seen, but the overall effect is certainly a patterned and mottled one.
Upon closer inspection you are able to see that the bedrock of this stone is a stunning pure brilliant white. It can make up between 40% and 50% of the stones surface area and is incredibly uniform in its color with nearly no variation.
Littered around the stone are loads of small grey mineral deposits. They can be a medium to light grey in color and rarely exceed 5cm in diameter. They are abundant throughout the stone and can make up between 30% and 50% of the stones overall surface area.
Also dotted around the stone are several black mineral deposits. They do not really vary in color and are always a deep pure black. They are usually smaller in size than the grey mineral deposits and will usually be around 1cm to 3cm in diameter. They will make up around 10% of the stones overall surface area and are a great contrast to the pure white bedrock.
A light brown or light peach color mineral will also usually be present. These minerals can make up anywhere between 10% and 30% of the stones overall surface area and are about the same size as the grey mineral deposits.
This granite is said to have a medium level of variation. The main variant within the stone is the light brown minerals. They can be quite abundant or they can be nearly non-existent. They can be very light brown that is only slightly different in color from the grey minerals – or they can be a vibrant pastel peach color. The grey, black, and white minerals will usually be the same in every slab – they will just differ slightly in their frequency.
Thanks to its complex patterns and light colors this granite will not show up fingerprints or dirt especially easily and will look great without any additional cleaning. It is a resilient granite and will not stain or scratch easily.
This stone will look a little different in rooms with different lighting conditions. In darker rooms the grey minerals will blend in with the bedrock a little more and the stone will take on a more uniform but darker appearance. In rooms with loads of natural light the white bedrock will be much more pronounced and the effect will be brighter and the patterns will be much more pronounced.
How Much Does Luna Pearl Granite Cost?
One of the main things that attracts people to this granite is its incredibly low price. For a 3cm thick slab of Luna Pearl granite you will pay around $25 to $35 per square foot. A 2cm thick slab can be as cheap as $15 to $20 per square foot.
When you use Luna Pearl granite with white cabinets the granite is a great little accentuation to the cabinets. It complements the white cabinets and creates an interesting yet natural feel to the room. The overall effect is incredibly flowing and its beauty does not feel “forced”.
When combined with dark kitchen cabinets you would expect the contrast to be quite stark – but this is not the case and it flows beautifully. The grey and black minerals almost make the white bedrock take a backseat and ensure the countertops feel right at home.
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