Cafe Imperial Granite, from Brazil, is a mix of rich brown & black speckles. Hard wearing for use in the kitchen environment. Also known as Imperial Brown granite, Marron Imperial granite and Coffee Brown granite.
Colour Band: 6
Finish: Polished / Leather / Honed
Sheet Thicknesses Available: 20mm / 30mm
Sensitive Colour: No
The natural beauty of granite is magnificent and timeless. A piece of granite is formed over thousands of years and can be brought into your home to offer elegance and functionality to your kitchen. Granite never goes out of fashion and has a style and elegance all of its own. No two pieces of Granite are alike, ensuring that each worktop is a unique creation. Visually stunning effects can be created in the kitchen by the use of this remarkable material with our skilled mason’s hand crafting each worktop to the highest quality.
Worktops.net offer a selection of finishes including polished (standard),honed, leather, flamed and brushed finishes.
Polished Finish – Gloss and flat to the touch
Honed Finish – Matt and flat to the touch
Leather Finish – Satin and soft to the touch
Flamed – Heat treated, to produce a textured undulating to the touch
Characteristics & Specifications
Pitting and Veining is a natural and is expected in stone worktops
With stone worktops small fissures are common; blemishes and flaws are formed in the stone when cooling in the earth’s surface
Slate, marble and limestone have various different veins, markings and patterns and every piece is unique
Stone worktop joints are finished with a small ariss to the top edge. Silicone sealant is applied to prevent water ingression.
Due to thermal expansion granite can expand up to 1mm per metre.
Overhangs and supports
Any overhang extending more than 300mm must be supported.
Care & Maintenance
Granite is highly scratch resistant but not scratch proof.
Slate, marble and limestone are much softer than granite and greater care must be taken to avoid scratches to the surfaces
The stone will be sealed in the factory but it is possible to stain it with such things as wine or grease. It is recommended that the worktop must be re-sealed every 6 months to help reduce the risk of any damage to your worktops. Worktops.net sell care & maintenance kits which clean, seal, and maintain your granite worktops to the very highest standard.
Extra labour will be required on any worktops over 120kg. This will be supplied at no cost to worktops.net
Granite is one of the hardest worktops available and it doesn’t scratch easily, making it ideal for day to day activities.
Easy to Clean
Granite work surfaces are easy to clean. It is fairly low maintenance and once sealed it doesn’t stain easily
Granite is heat resistant, so no need to worry about those hot pots and pans when you are cooking
Natural & Unique
Granite is a natural product and no two pieces are the same. Giving you a truly unique worktop
Proven to be remarkably durable, a versatile material that is easy to live with in both domestic and commercial environments