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Leathered Antique Brown Granite and River Valley Granite in Vienna, VA traditional-kitchen
 

Leathered Antique Brown Granite and River Valley Granite in Vienna, VA

Leathered Antique Brown Granite on the perimeter counters and River Valley Granite on the island. Leathered granite is a matte finish granite that has texture (the amount of texture usually depends on the minerals in the individual granites). Leathered Antique Brown Granite is a black (then name is a little off) granite that is almost soft to the touch. It still has a good amount of iridescence to it, as you can see in the photos. The River Valley Granite on the island is gentle, lilting stone that adds brightness and motion to the balance the dark perimeter counters.
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March 20, 2014
jacissa wrote:
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Hi, unfortunately the home owner installed it herself after we did the countertops, so I'm not sure of the specifics.
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July 2, 2013
strayerdarb wrote:
Grout line/meeting between backsplash and counter - The line where the backsplash and the counter meet looks uneven in this photograph. Is this to be expected when using a leathered finish and a light colored backsplash, because of the texture on the stone? I was considering a dark leathered granite with a marble subway tile backsplash but this photograph makes me concerned about that. Thank you in advance for your response.
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We didn't install the backsplash so I'm not sure. It could be that the edges of the tile were uneven, but most likely it's that the person who installed the tile didn't use the right material or technique. I think in this kitchen, the homeowner may have installed her own tile.
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April 24, 2013
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An exotic granite just means it's much rarer and thus more expensive. Exotic granites can be harder to cut and install, but sometimes they are just very uncommon. For example, the granite in my home showed up for a short while on the market and there was never a granite just like it again. Supply and demand.
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