Average Price Per Square Foot
Quarried from a bedrock in Africa, Impala Black Granite is available in two tonalities: Rustenburg D, and Rustenburg M. The granite countertops cost of this natural stone will typically be around $40 per square foot for a 3cm thick slab.
This does not include the installation fee, so you might want to check your contractor or local supplier for that. Take note, however, that some countertop suppliers offer an installed price per square feet, and it ranges from $65 to $90 a sq ft. But you can also opt for do-it-yourself job, it is technically free and perfect if you are cost cutting!
The Stone Profile
Impala Black Granite is quarried in Gauteng, South Africa, and is known for its interesting play of mineral deposits, as contrasted by its medium and dark gray feature. The Rustenburg D has a more concentrated mineral deposit on its surface, making the uniformly black color intense than the Rustenburg M. The latter is not as dark as the former, and plays with the medium and dark grays with the relative abundance of the plagioclase in the surface. Interestingly, dark minerals being predominantly evident in the stone work, feldspar, pyroxene, hornblende, quartz makes up the rest of the granite.
Both tonalities, Rustenburg D and M come in polished slabs, for it is more preferred by homeowners and clients. In fact, Impala black is commonly used for monumental projects and prominent buildings. This is due to its dense feature, aside from its gloss polished surface, making it the more appealing. It is recommended that this natural stone product be sealed, to ensure its longevity.
Impala Black Granite vs Cambrian Black Granite
Cambrian Black and Impala Black are equally dashing, but the difference between the two lies with its finish, surface, and mineral deposits. Cambrian black is popular for its antique finish, rendering a room with a soft, leathery look. Impala black, on the other hand, is known for its glossy polished look, perfect for scoring that sleek modern vibe. Impala black has more visible mineral deposit streaks than that of Cambrian’s, making it more on the medium and dark grey side. Cambrian is more intense and solid looking, while Impala is a bit playful and frisky.
Impala Black Granite Works Best With:
White Cabinets/ Furnishing
Just like the other black granite options available in the market, white cabinets and furnishings, works perfectly well. Impala Black Granite, with its concentrated mineral deposits on the surface, balances out the contrasting impact of black on white and vice versa. Such combination renders a room modernized, sleek and cozy. And oh, do not worry about your floor not getting along with the combo, for the Impala black goes along with any floor type!
If the earlier combo speaks of modernized and sleek vibe, pairing your impala black granite with dark cabinets screams timeless and elegance. Just like with clothes, dark on dark creates a harmonized look. Paired with hardwood flooring, your room will surely be an attention catcher, with the fittingly matched furnishings. You can opt to have some accent pieces, to have a pop of color amidst the shady area, or you can leave it as it is. Either way, the room will look worthy of praise and admiration.
Oak cabinets are mostly found in country homes, and undeniably, food prepared in the country kitchen are one of the best that there is. If you have oak cabinets, Impala black granite can surely level out the home-y vibe of the room by adding some classy polish look in your back-splash and countertops. The perfect balance between cozy and aesthetic appeal is achieved through this combination.