Netuno Bordeaux granite is a stone that looks as complex as it sounds. Its loud wavy patterns of browns, whites, and greys are almost mesmerising to look at. It is occasionally called Bordo River granite and is quarried in Brazil. Are you thinking about using this granite in your kitchen? Then read on to find out more!
When viewed from afar Netuno Bordeaux is an overall cream / grey color. Even from a distance the overall appearance of the stone is far from uniform and its complex patterns are easily visible.
As you get closer to the stone this granite really comes to life and a variety of colors present themselves. The bedrock of this granite is a light cream color, it is very uniform in its color overall – but it is clearly covered by many different mineral deposits.
A grey mineral is present, this grey mineral can cover anywhere from 30% to 50% of the stone. It can be dark grey in places – but is usually light in overall color.
Dark black mineral veins are also present, these can be long and windy and give a great contrast to the cream bedrock. They do not make up a large amount of this stones mass – and can also be found in isolated spots instead of veins. These spots can range in size from a water droplet size – through to a maximum of 10cm in diameter.
There are also huge amounts of a brown mineral present – this can again make up between 30% and 50% of the stones overall mass. Every possible shade of brown can be present in these mineral deposits – and no one is statistically more likely than any other. They can be very light brown, through to a deep chocolate brown – and everything in between.
There is said to be a large amount of variation within Netuno Bordeaux granite. And no two slabs will really ever be alike. All you can be sure of is that your slab will have some of all the above colors, but apart from that it is anyone’s guess. For this reason it is highly recommended that you shop around and take a look at the slab before you commit to having it made into countertops.
This stone does not really vary that much in different lighting conditions – and will look stunning in both dark and well lit rooms.
It is reasonably resistant to stains and damage – and providing it is treated with care and not exposed to harsh cleaning products it should last you for many many years.
How Much Does Netuno Bordeaux Granite Cost?
This granite is a low end granite. For a 3cm thick slab of Netuno Bordeaux granite you can expect to pay around $30 – $40 per square foot.
In our opinion the best cabinets to combine Netuno Bordeaux granite with are natural wood stained cabinets. A nice medium stain – not too dark and not too light will work wonders. The natural brown of the wooden cabinets complements the overall cream color of the stone wonderfully.
When you combined Netuno Bordeaux countertops with dark cabinets the effect is very different. The light color of the stone is at the opposite end of the spectrum to the dark cabinets and it becomes a very bold and eye catching addition to the room.
When combined with white cabinets the stone blends into the room a bit more – not as much as it does when combined with wood stained cabinets, but it still blends in. It creates a light and bright feel to the room, and it makes the countertops look lighter overall.
Copper and brass sinks / faucets work incredibly well with this stone. Using the brown metals to complement the cream of the stones bedrock creates a stunning effect.
Do you have Netuno Bordeaux in your home? What do you think of it? Let us know in the comments section below.