Staying true to its name, Black Cosmic granite is the epitome of the Milky Way with its mineral deposits lined up in long white streaks. This particular granite isn’t exactly a cheap kitchen countertop or bathroom vanity option, its average granite countertops cost ranging from $40 to $45 per square foot.
The average price of granite varies tremendously depending on the country where it is quarried, as well as it’s pattern, thickness, and so on . This does not include the installation fee. It’s recommended that you use installation services offered by your local supplier or contractor. Installing granite yourself isn’t easy, and with all the tools you will need to purchase to complete the job, your best bet is to hire a reputable fabricator to handle the job for you.
Let’s take a closer look…
Abundant in Brazil, this stone is considered as erratic, or is deemed to differ dramatically with every batch quarried. Undeniably an eye catcher, this granite is also known as Nero Cosmic, or Cosmic Nero. As seen in the picture, it is basically a dark grey gneiss or migmatite that is folded with snow-white quartz streaks. Ruby and amber patches may also be visible, as well as burgundy. Just like its name, the stone resembles the vast stellar clouds and nebulas, and will give your kitchen, bath, or bar the feeling it is extended in time and space. This makes this stone stand out from the rest, and is perfect for exterior and interior projects.
Black cosmic granite comes in honed, polished, and viento surfaces. It also comes in ¼, ½, and ¾ inch thickness, and is a popular choice for home owners going for the modern look. Aside from countertops, back splash, and fireplaces, this granite is also used for walls and flooring. Its durability and longevity is ensured upon sealing.
Black Cosmic Granite vs Absolute Black Granite
As could be made out from its name, Absolute Black Granite is uniformly black, pure, with no mineral deposits visible in its surface. Unlike the aforementioned, Black Cosmic Granite is also in deep color, but is cut through with milk-white veins and streaks, making it an eye catcher. Home owners going for the classier, timeless look will most likely opt for absolute black. On the other hand, if you are more frisky and adventurous all the while rooting for that modern look, it is recommended you go for the black cosmic.
Black Cosmic Granite will look good with?
Dark or Cherry Furnishings
Cherry and/or dark furnishings are already a statement by themselves, make an even bolder statement by adding a swipe of a polished black cosmic granite over them. A timeless look can be achieved by pairing the two, all the while making giving you a less traditional dark on dark style. The white streaks on the granite will surely stand out, making it the perfect neutralizer for both dark features of the room. Balance can be achieved by pairing the two with a light tile backsplash, as well as bright wall colors.
White, Tan, or Ivory Furnishings
These pairing are more widely seen, for pairing black on white is all the hype for the modern home owners today. The sleek black cosmic granite plays well with the divine and pure play of the color white, balancing out the contrasting features of both elements. Interestingly, the white streaks of mineral deposit on the surface of the granite makes the pairing look like it was specially made of each other, like the spoon is to the fork, and the fork to the spoon. Sweet!
Gray Antiqued Cabinets
This combination is eye catching and surprisingly lovely, for it is rarely seen in the homes today. A perfect setting for this pairing would be in a rustic style home, such as a log cabin or updated colonial.
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