Baltic brown granite countertops – texture and charm to the kitchen
Baltic brown granite is an amazing stone quarried in Finland. The colors of the granite slabs are brown-black and is also known as Baltic Rain, Bruno Baltico or Brown Baltic.
Baltic brown granite is composed of 55% Potash feldspar, 25% quartz, 11% plagioclase and 9% biotite and hornblende. Baltic brown granite countertops are suitable for both interior and exterior use as it is frost resistant.
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The beauty of Baltic brown granite countertops
Baltic brown granite countertops are fairly consistent in coloration and the black-brownish background is complemented by rust and cream specks.
You can either blend the countertop into the interior by choosing darker kitchen cabinets or create a contrast by combining granite with light colored cabinets.
For example – white or antique white cabinet open up the kitchen space and contrast with the darkness of the granite. Baltic brown granite works well with stainless steel and dark wood as well.
Cherry-wood or red maple cabinetry would also be a good option. For a sleek contemporary kitchen design the combination between black cabinets and Baltic brown granite guarantees a successful design.
The granite looks best with a gloss polished surface but is depending on the design of your kitchen you may opt for honed, leather, brushed or sandblast finish.
How to take care of Baltic brown granite countertops?
Baltic brown granite countertops are a practical choice for any kitchen or bathroom. Like any natural stone Baltic brown granite needs to be sealed to extend its longevity.
This granite is a bit softer than most granite types and oil, dirt, soap and other substances can stain the surface.
Using soap and water is a traditional way to clean away granite countertops but stone cleaners are required if you wanted to remove stains and film of dirt.
Avoid using abrasive cleaners as they can make scratches on the granite surface.