When home owners look for something to do with their kitchens, a common thought is to replace the dingy or unattractive countertops with gold granite countertops. This isn’t a bad idea, since this granite is attractive, durable and can certainly add to the perceived value of a home if not to its actual, monetary value when it comes time to sell. But Venetian gold granite comes with its own set of rules, as well as with a fantastic look, style and grace.
New Venetian Gold
New Venetian gold, which is usually just referred to as new Venetian, is a warm and attractive type of granite that can make your kitchen seem more welcoming and friendly, in addition to being richer looking. New Venetian gold is called a neutral granite, because it and others in the same vein aren’t really dark nor are they bright, leading to a friendly and simple color that can fit in a wide variety of homes and color schemes. Gold granite has a base color that’s similar to gold, but it also has veins of black and grey running through it to provide a counterpoint to the gold that makes up the bulk of the color. The stone also has random sparks and specks of rust and orange, as well as garnet, which can break it up and make the stone look more varied than it probably is.
Granite, as a building material for countertops, is a fantastic thing to have in your home. Granite is a hard rock formed in intense heat in the Earth, so it is naturally resistant to heat and it takes a lot of pressure to damage it which leads to granite being long-lived and a major investment when it comes to a room in your home where everything from mallets to butcher knives will be used on a regular basis. Granite is also harder to stain, particularly with the smooth polish and seal that it’s given. Granite carries all of these advantages, in addition to the look, style and luster that a gilded, lighter marble can bring to the aesthetic of your home. Once you’ve put granite countertops into your kitchen they’re easy maintenance, beautiful to look at and they will last longer than most other materials, with perhaps the only exception being stainless steel.
Disadvantages of Venetian Gold Granite
For every up there is a down, and the same is true of Venetian gold just as it is for any other type of granite. The neutrality of Venetian gold might make it the wrong choice for design schemes where the colors are either very dark or very light, making the new Venetian gold granite really stand out (unless of course that’s the goal you have as the designer in the first place). Additionally Venetian gold (like any other kind of marble) is an expensive material to put in your kitchen, and it is not a decision that should be made lightly. This is especially true if you want to redo all of your countertops, which can be quite a lot of space to cover in a beautiful but pricey granite. It’s a very good idea to get samples to compare the Venetian gold against your floor color, wall color and various other aspects of your kitchen before you decide to start pulling out your old countertops in preparation for putting in granite.
If you come to the conclusion that your kitchen just has to have new Venetian gold countertops, then you need to be sure that you follow all of the instructions properly. Check the samples and make sure it works with your overall design scheme, and check the pricing against how much countertop you’re going to need to be sure that it fits within your budget. If you can afford the new Venetian gold, and you believe that your kitchen deserves the beauty and durability of smooth polished granite, then there is no reason not to give your home the signature look that it deserves. Lastly though, make sure that either your new Venetian gold is properly sealed when you purchase it, or make sure that it gets sealed before you install it. Granite is still porous after all, and a proper seal will help stop it from staining over the years you have it.