Solid Stone Worktops Present This Stunning Black Polished Plain Nero Impala Granite Worktop
What Is Nero Impala Granite?
Nero Impala Granite, also known as Afrika, is a type of stone quarried in Africa. This material is perfect for a plain black worktop with tiny speckles of grey giving it a more light appearance compared to other granite worktops.
The light grey dispersed over the glossy granite surface makes this material a popular choice for all kinds of projects as it has the style and elegance of natural stone but also features an exotic look.
In addition, Nero Impala granite is known for its durability and longevity.
Nero Impala Granite is a natural stone and as such is devoid of chemicals, highly heat resistant, and cold resistant. Nero Impala Granite is a sought-after natural stone for a number of reasons such as resistance to corrosion by acidic liquids and it has low water absorption capacity which makes the material resistant to stubborn stains.
Additionally, a polished finish gives a unique and sophisticated appeal to any given space. Not only that but it requires a simple and low-cost maintenance routine – warm water and a splash of mild detergent are everything you’ll need to keep these light granite worktops clean. You can also use specialised stone care products for more stubborn stains.
The Nero Impala granite’s polished texture is remarkable for exterior application but best complimented if designed as a countertop and flooring. The Nero Impala granite is a perfect choice for kitchen countertops, bathroom countertops, a fireplace, bathroom surround, and flooring.
Origin And History Of Nero Impala Granite
As we already mentioned, this gorgeous dark granite is quarried in Africa, but more precisely in South Africa, in the north-eastern province. This area is known for its great natural parks that are really beautiful in the southern spring.
Like Nero Zimbabwe, Nero Impala is a type of rock called gabbro – an igneous stone that originated 2 billion years ago, when the magma slowly cooled down beneath the Earth’s crust.
The black colour of this type of stone is determined by characteristic elements including chalcopyrite, magnetite, pyrite, and other minerals.
Difference Between Gabbro And Granite
The gabbro’s structure differs from granite’s due to the low percentage of silicon dioxide, therefore rendering it basic. Sometimes, a different chemical composition leads to different structures. However, this isn’t the case with Nero Impala granite, which exhibits the noted granite structure with grey medium seized grains and white pointillism on a usual black and dark grey background.
Structure And Technical Properties Of Nero Impala Granite
The minerals contained within the Nero Impala granite are distributed homogenously; thus the colour and structure of this stone appear uniform. Homogeneity confers very good technical properties to Nero Impala granite such as abrasive resistance, compression resistance, and flexural strength.
Nero Impala Granite Uses
Because of its uniform structure and low thermal extension, Nero Impala has been used as a basement for technical measuring instruments.
While originally Nero Impala granite was applied in funerary art, in recent years, however, this stone has been used in the construction field, such as pavement, staircases, cladding, bath tops, and kitchen tops.
The amazing colouring gives the Nero Impala granite worktop an elegant look so that it’s suitable for every furnishing style in any surrounding.
The surface of the Nero Impala can be polished or brushed and flamed. Such a finishing makes the surface of Impala really shine: the light is reflected on the surface and emphasizes the material’s peculiarity, making it one of the best materials for all types of rooms and spaces.
So, if you wish to make your dream kitchen or bathroom, be sure to consider using the Nero Impala granite.