How much does it cost?
Usually confused with the man-made quartz ‘Cambria’, Cambrian Black Granite is a building material quarried in block form that is further divided into slabs, tiles, and curbs. Its average price ranges around $43 per square foot, depending on the finish and thickness of the slab or tile you are getting. This does not include the installation fee, and such may vary, depending on your needs. Cambrian Black Granite countertops cost between $65 to$75 per square foot, installation fee included. However, if you are into the do-it-yourself thing, you can always look up ways on how to install these slabs by yourself.
Cambrian Black Granite: A closer look
Usually quarried in Quebec and Canada, Cambrian Black Granite comes in several finishes, including polished, honed, antique, water jet, sandblasted, and flamed. The variation of this particular granite is evident in its color, pattern, and veining. Black Cambrian is a fine-grained, black shade that is enriched with light grey flares. Its rectilinear mineral structure renders it timeless, intriguing. The matte or antique finish is the most popular among the available surface with its look and feel of leather. Cambrian Black Granite also barely leaves fingerprints and watermarks, as compared to the other granite surfaces available in the market. With its classic and in-depth appearance, it is recommended for not only for interior projects, but for exterior ones as well, including flooring, landscaping, countertops, and walls. Its durability and consistency also make it ideal for creating larger slabs than the usual, to be used for major projects.
Cambrian Black Granite vs Black Pearl Granite
Cambrian black is popular for its soft leathery finish, while Black Pearl Granite popularly comes in polished surface. The mineral deposits in Cambrian black comes in light grey streaks, while with Black Pearl, it comes in silver metallic deposits. If you are going for the black, leathery textured finish for your project, I suggest you opt for Cambrian Black. However, if you prefer the glossy, polished look of Black Pearl Granite makes a great choice.
Pair your Cambrian Black Granite With:
(Rustic Antiqued) White Cabinets
Be it the sleek white modern or rustic antiqued cabinet, the timeless look of Cambrian Black will surely go perfectly with such! The creamy finish of the Black Cambrian surely gives off that soft, velvety look for the room, making it enduring and intriguing. This unique finish sets it apart from the other stone works, making it one of the most popular there is in the market.
Once paired with dark cabinets, the deep color of Cambrian Black easily fades into the room, camouflaging into the rest of the furnishings, making it seem like an orchestrated beauty. Such feature speaks of perfect harmony, making your added accents pop. Just make sure that you choose your accents fittingly, for it might drop the mood and vibe of the room if it is composed of dark hues completely. You might opt for light-colored accents like tan, white, or soft yellow. You can also play with the lighting fixtures, or your tiles or floor.
This honed Cambrian Black Granite countertops are paired with the ash cabinetry, showing off a modern vibe of the room. This pairing looks more light and airy, compared to the first two. The flooring ain’t so much of a fuss, for Cambrian black granite works with any flooring available in the market. That being said, you can either just polish your cabinets or paint it in a new finish to have it go along your new countertops, but either way, with the elegance and timeless vibe of Cambrian black, I am sure you can work your way around it.