Black worktops are by far the most popular with UK customers, according to Granite Transformations. So the inclusion of Black Sapphire amongst its latest work surface materials should go down well with homeowners, looking for the distinguished look of a diamond-polished solid black surface,
Black Sapphire takes the rich, deep, stylish appeal of a black worktop and highlights this with fragments of deep blue and mirror fleck. A second new colour, Royal Ivory, adapts the popular theme of neutral tones, adding a shimmer of beige, quartz, grey, silver flecks and mother of pearl. While a third newcomer, Pietra Serena, presents a contemporary landscape of pale grey, misty browns and poinpoints of steel.
Granite Transformations’ current best sellers, Nero Stella and Black Star, reflect continued customer preference for premium black granite worktops; although appearances can be deceptive, because both are composite surfaces made from recycled raw materials. They are stain, scratch, heat and impact resistant and virtually maintenance free, unlike natural stone slab that requires regular sealing.
The latest Black Sapphire finish shares the same superior technical characteristics, including flexural strength equivalent to 5000lbs per square inch once installed, and contains over 60% post-consumer recycled glass. This includes blue recovered glass and blue aventurina, the characteristics of these raw materials being taken into account at the design stage, to create a product that is outstanding in quality and finish.
Royal Ivory incorporates the latest raw materials from Granite Transformations’ repertoire, including recycled glass, recycled porcelain, recycled mirror and fine quartzite, blended together with polymer resin for outstanding strength and durability. This muted colourway, with flecks of mirror that create a sparkling effect under halogen lighting, is perfect for today’s minimalist kitchens and bathrooms, teaming perfectly with cream or white acrylic doors and simple Shaker styles in alabaster, pear and lissa oak.
With Pietra Serena, Granite Transformations returns to its design roots, with a smoothly textured work surface made from recovered quartz, a natural mineral appreciated since prehistoric times, and finely grained quartzite. Again highlighted with recycled mirror fleck for its reflective qualities, the light grey finish will work well in coastal and lakeside settings, reflecting the abundant natural light, and complements the matt cabinet finishes, metallics and white ultragloss doors that are currently on trend.