Barocco by Levantina Granite
Barocco Granite Material Description
Barocco is a black, gold granite material that comes in a polished & vintage texture. It is supplied to Polish Granite by Levantina company specialising in stone slab production.
Why Barocco is the perfect material for stone kitchen worktops?
Sturdiness, longevity and incredible heat resistance define granite worktops. Granite is a natural, volcanic rock full of compressed, melted and cooled down minerals that imbue this material with the renowned toughness. This is predominantly why granite is utilised for kitchen worktops, where cooking is constant and a threat of potential damage always looming.
With black, gold Barocco granite kitchen worktops, you won’t have to worry about scratches or indents – even the sharpest knives cannot impact the integrity of granite. The same applies for intense heat. Granite can withstand even the highest temperatures, so the worktop can easily work as a stand for that boiling pot of soup or the red-hot oven dish, with no damage inflicted.
If regularly impregnated, the blemished & wavy Barocco granite worktops also become water resistant. That means they will never warp, unlike wood or laminate worktops, nor stain or discolour. In almost every way, kitchen granite worktops are superior surfaces that aren’t only beautiful (as the sample above signifies), but are also functional tools that provide aid in the everyday kitchen life. Polish Granite are here to customise and adapt your natural stone into virtually any project. The possibilities for granite uses are infinite – this applies both to indoor and outdoor designs.
What thicknesses are available for Barocco?
The slabs of Barocco by Levantina are available in 20mm or 30mm thicknesses. This stone material depth is ideal for multiple applications. From big projects like kitchen worktops, paving, flooring & wall cladding to smaller installations of coffee tabletops, dining tables or windowsills. Surfaces of this depth are manufactured in bespoke fashion, tailor-made to complete even the most demanding projects.
What makes Barocco so unique?
Product colour description:
Black materials, like Barocco by Levantina above, are extremely popular in the quartz and granite worktops industry. Primarily because this is a universal colour. Black brilliantly contrasts white & green cabinets or grey floors. It is a colour that emboldens your kitchen and manifests the strength inherent to this stone product. Black resembles depth, a crevice, a black hole. It’s a deceptive colour that seems plain, drab and intimidating in our minds, but when applied to a piece of furniture it inspires a sense of awe and wonder.
While Barocco granite isn’t entirely gold, it does contain a lot of gold elements that suffuse through its surface like veins of golden ore through the rock. Gold is the colour of luxury and of opulence, and when present on a worktop it can evoke similar emotions. That’s why this material beautifully fits into public areas like reception desks or stairs, where (constantly on sight) it becomes a constantly-observed focal point, rich with intensity and lust.
Material structure & composition:
The thicker blemishes and occasional veins of Barocco spread throughout the surface in an irregular manner. The blemished surface creates a stunning, organic-looking composition reminiscent of polished marble. Finally, the worktop can brim with life which emanates from the depths of the intricate veins. This wild, untamed and unpredictable appearance will be ideal for lovers of natural stone elements, complementing other raw materials like wood, metal or glass.
Material recommended for:
- Modern kitchens,
- Kitchen islands,
- Waterfall/mitred side panels.
Another ‘organic’ theme in our marble-look range is the wavy design, as displayed on Barocco. This pattern is distinguished by (as the name suggests), wave-like features that stream across the slab. Like dunes in the desert or undulating waves cleaning a sandy beach. This material is strongly recommended for lovers of peaceful, serene motifs as part of their home design.
Material recommended for:
- Fireplace surrounds,
- Bathroom & utility room tops.
What textures/finishes is this product supplied in?
The black, gold Barocco by Levantina can be supplied in a ‘polished’ texture. This means a scintillating gloss that beautifully reflects the light and highlights the true colours & pigments embedded within the product. The polished texture is one of the most popular surface finishes, mostly present among quartz worktops and granite worktops, although ceramic suppliers also adopt this finish for their stone slabs. These surfaces are easy to clean and prevent all liquid absorption.
The ‘vintage’ texture on this black, gold Barocco Levantina product is characterised by a smooth matte effect that isn’t entirely coarse or bumpy, but it still brings out that organic stony feel. The vintage finish is a subtle, rough layer that simulates the weather-beaten condition of rocks, obtained by a constant exposure to elements. Either polished by wind, rain or snow, the ‘vintage’ finish stimulates the senses of vision and touch, bringing you closer to the authentic granite, as found in the mountains.
Levantina is a Spanish company, first founded in 1959, that specialises in the quarrying, distribution and sale of granite slabs, namely the blemished & wavy Barocco. Their main UK base is in Rotherham, where they arrange most nationwide shipment.
At present, the company supplies us with around 60 granite hues. You may pick anything from groovy, multicoloured patterns and abstract themes to colours more uniform in structure. Your selected slab is then transformed by our manufacturers into an array of possible projects. Our customers order Levantina products for granite worktops, flooring, wall-cladding and vast other applications. Wherever durability, reliability and strength of solid surfaces is required.
Besides natural stone, Levantina are developers of innovative synthetic surfaces named Techlam. Ceramic, porcelain materials that are a true delight to the eyes, and whose application range is even more extensive. Currently the Techlam palette extends to as many as 50 spellbinding hues and their incredible resistance is a testament to Levantina’s understanding of trends, customer demand and the general kitchen worktop market.