White spring granite is one of the all-time classic granites used for countertops. Its crystal white bedrock with its grey and red mineral deposits have captured the imagination ever since it started being quarried in southern Brazil.
It is produced in large quantities and is occasionally called White springs granite. If you are thinking about having this stone in your kitchen, it’s a great choice – read on to find out more.
Despite its stunning pristine white bedrock, from a distance white spring granite can actually look a little dark in color. Often looking grey or even a very light cream. Its distinctive mineral veins are visible from a distance creating a very interesting look. From this distance none of the stunning red mineral deposits are really visible.
However as you get close you can really begin to see the detail that makes this granite such a popular choice. The white bedrock is littered with light grey patches. These grey patches usually cover more than half of the stones overall mass. They are generally a medium grey in color, but can range to a very light grey (only slightly lighter than the white bedrock). This allows the grey to blend in with white bedrock beautifully in places creating a very natural and earthy look.
The most dominating feature of white spring is its large dark mineral veins. They can range quite a lot in size from a few centimetres – to the length of an entire slab. They are either very dark brown, or black in color and provide a great contrast to the light white and greys that make up the bulk of the stone.
To give a great splash of color to the monotone browns whites and greys, this stone has a stunning array of red minerals which are outstanding in their beauty. They do not generally make up a large amount of the stones mass (between 5% and 10% on average), but what they lack in frequency – they make up in beauty. They can range in color from deep burgundy reds all the way through to light rosy peach, and everything in between. They can be dense in patches almost like veins, or they can be very sparse in other patches simply little specks and flecks of color.
The end result of these amazing color combinations is a stone that looks great from afar, with a huge amount of hidden beauty that can only be appreciated up-close and personal with the countertops.
There is a medium amount of variation within different slabs of this stone. The main variant being the amount of dark brown veins that the stone has – and their size. Some slabs can be nearly devoid of them, while other slabs can be covered in them. Make sure you inspect any slab before you buy!
This granite does look very different in different lighting conditions. The grey patches that make up a huge amount of this stone will react differently to the light. In rooms without much natural light they can look much deeper and give your countertops a much darker overall appearance. The lighter the room – the lighter the greys (and therefore your countertops) will appear.
How Much Does White Spring Granite Cost?
Despite its stunning beauty this is a mid-range granite as it produced in such high quantities. For a 3cm thick slab you can expect to pay in the region of $50 to $60 per square foot of white spring granite. A 2cm thick slab will cost around $40-$50 per square foot.
This incredible stone can work well in a range of different décor types. It can be used to create ultra-modern contemporary kitchens, or it can be used to make homely and vintage kitchens. Whatever your décor choice – this stone will probably be able to complement it (within reason!).
When you combine white spring granite countertops with white kitchen cabinets the overall effect is quite stunning. Depending on the décor of your room it can either look regal or contemporary. Regardless of your kitchens décor type – the white and grey appearance of the stone will blend in with the light cabinets beautifully.
There is just enough grey in the stone to ensure that they slightly contrast to give a great level of depth to your countertops. The red patches are really given room to shine when combined with the white cabinets as they are not competing for attention with any large and loud dominating colors.
When combined with dark kitchen cabinets the stone takes on a much lighter overall appearance as it contrasts with the dark strong colors of the cabinets. The red mineral deposits are much less noticeable. This however does not mean that this is a poor design choice, the reds will still be there – just slightly hidden from afar.
So there you have it. One of the most versatile and popular white granites on the market. We think that it is a great choice – although in our opinion it is slightly overpriced. A few great alternatives are Alaska White, Bianco Antico, And Kashmir White granite.