Neptune Bordeaux Kitchen
Happy Thanksgiving Eve everyone! I wanted to post a gorgeous job we completed a few weeks ago. This is Neptune Bordeaux Granite which is mined in Brazil. This particular granite is prized for it’s movement, durability, and uniqueness. Because of the interesting veining patterns this color can range from very peach, to chocolate, to deep burgundy depending on the dye lot. It’s best to select your individual slabs to ensure you get the coloring and pattern you like. Our customer, Judy chose to go with a full height backsplash behind the range and it turned out beautifully! The mahogany veins that run through the slab match the cabinets while the cream tones provide a nice contrast and add visual interest.
|Judy’s Kitchen by Stone Saver Inc.|
Our fabricator Jose, with Monzonite Marble and Granite, did an amazing job book matching the backsplash. Bookmatching is a technique that can be done in a couple ways. The more common way is to polish the front of one slab and the back of another so that the veins are a mirror image of one another and open up like a book, which is done at the factory level. This is a great way to disguise a seam, although can be very costly. Here is an example of a book matched slab:
|Book matched slab, courtesy of The Stone Gallery|
The other way, which is what Jose did, was to line up the veins in the countertop with the backsplash. Isn’t this beautiful? It never ceases to amaze me that a dull looking rock can be polished and crafted to make a true work of art.
|Judy’s book-matched Neptune Bordeaux backsplash|