Marascello granite is known for its stunning golden yellow and brown swirling colors but is unfortunately not all that common in peoples homes. It is quarried in northern Brazil and is not commonly known by and other industry names.
Lets see if we can persuade you to love this golden granite just like we do.
Even from afar this stones complex mineral content is visible. Swirling and busy patterns are easily visible. It has an overall golden color from a distance and has underlying cream tones.
As you get closer to the stone the intricate and dominating patterns become even more prominent. The cream bedrock is littered with huge amounts of golden rust patches. These can range in color from a light brown all the way through to vibrant golden yellows. These golden tones will usually cover anywhere between 30% and 60% of the stones mass.
Black dark veins and deposits also litter the stone contrasting starkly with the yellows and creams that make up the bulk of the stones mass.
There are usually large quartz veins that run through the length of the stone adding an exotic and luxurious shine to the stone which glistens in the light.
There is an incredibly high level of variation between different slabs of Mascarello granite. The complex geological processes that created this stone have been allowed to run wild by Mother Nature here!
Literally all aspects of the stone can vary. Some will have huge amounts of the rusty golden patches and some can have almost none and be mainly the cream color of the bedrock. Some can have huge dominating black mineral veins and others can have just a few little specks and spots here and there. Some can have loads of quartz, some can have nearly none…You get the picture right? This is a very diverse granite.
It is essential (and we mean essential) to view a slab of Mascarello before you commit to having it made into countertops. If possible you should make every effort to see the slab in person as the devil is in the details with this stone. If it is not possible you should request a very high resolution photo so you can zoom in to see in as much detail as possible.
To add to the complexity Mascarello granite looks very different in rooms with different lighting conditions. The darker browns and black can really be accentuated in rooms without much natural light, and if you get a slab that has a large amount of these minerals in it the overall effect can be quite different to what you may have seen in well-lit photos online.
How Much Does Mascarello Granite Cost?
This is a mid range granite and a 3cm thick slab of Mascarello granite will cost you around $40-$50 per square foot.
Any room that has Mascarello granite countertops in it will be completely dominated by it. This can be used to a very nice effect if done correctly. However it is very possible to make a room’s décor look far too busy with this granite. This is possibly why it is not as popular as we think it should be.
You need to ensure that you do not have any other busy patterns going on in the room if you do opt for Mascarello. Things like floral or heavily patterned wallpaper, or decorative floor or wall tiles can be far too much to combine with this stone.
With white cabinets or with dark cabinets Mascarello granite is going to be the dominating feature. Its complex colors ensure that it will contrast with either light or dark cabinets. If you want to try and blend the stone into the room try thinking about using natural wood stained cabinets with a stain that is not too dark.
If you like Mascarello granite there are a couple of similar stones that we think you should also consider – take a look at Lapidus and Golden Crystal granite.
So what do you think about Mascarello granite? Let us know in the comments section below!