Black Forest Granite is one of the most popular choices for a sleek, modern countertop in homes across America. The fascinating natural pattern and color, along with its high measure of durability, make it an excellent Natural Stone countertop option for both style and budget!
At The Granite Place, we carry a huge variety of different Natural Stones in our showroom, each with their own unique qualities and considerations. That could make it difficult to keep track of all your options. To help you pick the perfect countertop material for your kitchen or bath, let’s take a moment to put the spotlight on one of our incredible Natural Stones: Black Forest Granite!
What Colors are Black Forest Granite
Black Forest Granite features a solid black background, broken up with smoky white wisps of crystal, with an occasional red or orange accent within the stone. Its alluring, contrasted pattern brings warm, cozy tones into any room, and allows brighter colors to pop in contrast. The versatility of Black Forest Granite’s look makes it compatible with most kinds of fixtures and cabinets without clashing, allowing you more freedom to design the kitchen or bathroom of your dreams!
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Where is Black Forest Granite From?
While its name might lead you to believe it is from the Black Forest of Germany, it is actually quarried in both Brazil and India. The name “Black Forest” refers to the wispy, forest-like veining over the deep black background.
How Durable is Black Forest Granite?
Granite is often chosen for its naturally high durability and resistance to staining, and Black Forest Granite is no exception. It’s extremely tough against scratches, scuffs, scorch marks, and typical wear-and-tear. Do you have a passion for cooking? Black Forest Granite may be the right Natural Stone option for you!
Black Forest Granite’s dark color will sometimes show water spots, or “rings” left behind after leaving a drink on the counter. These spots are easily wiped off the surface in most cases. While all Natural Stones like Granite are porous, and can absorb liquids, your countertop fabricator will apply a seal during installation to prevent any absorption from occurring.
While it’s advised to use preventative measures like cutting boards and coasters with any natural stone countertop, Black Forest Granite is highly resistant to damage like scratching, etching, staining, and scorching. With proper basic care, your Black Forest Granite countertop can last for decades!
Check out Our Guide to Cleaning & Caring for Granite Countertops!
Material Info: Black Forest Granite
- Mohs Hardness: 6
- Porosity: 0.39% (LOW)
- Absorption Level: 0.25% (LOW)
- Heat Resistance: -0.060% (HIGH)
- Abrasion Resistance: 16,65 mm (HIGH)
What is the Price Range of Black Forest Granite?
While the final cost of your Granite countertop will be determined by your countertop professional, Black Forest Granite is often a quite economical choice when compared to similar stones. Part of our TGP Entry Level Collection, Black Forest’s typical cost is considered “mid-range” in comparison with other Granites, while it is lower in cost than most similar-looking Quartzite or man-made Quartz surfaces. Be sure to communicate with your countertop professional for a precise estimate on your material, as every individual block of Natural Stone will have its own particular price and properties.
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