Silver cloud granite is a stunning grey stone that has incredible sweeping waves of white and grey minerals. It is very popular for use in the kitchen – particularly as countertops. It is quarried in India and is occasionally called Viscon White granite.
From afar the overall appearance of this granite is a light grey In color.
Due to the size of the mineral deposits you are able to see that there are patterns in the stone from a distance and the overall effect is not one of uniform color.
When you get a little closer to the stone you are able to see that despite the stone having an overall grey appearance – its bedrock is actually icy white in color. This white bedrock is littered with thousands of tiny quartz crystals which give this stone its shine. They look stunning as they glisten and reflect the light.
The grey minerals that give this stone its overall appearance are the most predominant feature of silver cloud granite. They can make up anywhere between 50% and 80% of the stones overall mass.
A whole range of tones of grey are possible. The most predominant shade is a medium grey. However in certain sections the grey can be a dark grey in color and in others the grey can be only slightly darker than the white.
There are also several tiny black mineral deposits dotted throughout the stone. These are not visible from afar but reveal themselves as you get close to the countertops. The dark black spots which are rarely more than 1cm in diameter add a level of depth and contrast to the stone – allowing the white and grey minerals to really show their beauty.
There is a medium amount of variation between different slabs of this granite. The main factor that will change, is the size and density of the grey minerals. Some slabs can be nearly covered in the grey minerals, others can have only patches.They will usually mainly remain medium grey in color – although it is possible to find slabs that are mainly dark or light grey instead. Be sure to inspect any slab in person to ensure you are getting what you have pictured in your mind.
The lighting conditions of the room do not really effect this granites overall appearance and it will look reasonably similar in both dark and well lit rooms.
How Much Does Silver Cloud Granite Cost?
This granite is a mid range granite – however prices can vary quite dramatically dependent upon availability. For a 3cm thick slab of silver cloud granite you can expect to pay around $40-$60 per square foot.
This granite looks especially good in white kitchens. The light greys of silver cloud countertops combined with the fresh white cabinets complement each other beautifully.
When combined with dark cabinets the effect is much more striking. Due to the contrast between the cabinets and the countertops, it ensures that they become a much more predominant feature of the room. However as the grey in this granite is not too light – the contrast is not too stark.
Many people who like silver cloud granite also tend to like Aruba Dream granite – take a look!
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