Friday, February 6, 2009

Bianco Romano

Our beautiful bianco romano slabs are now at the stone masons being cut for our kitchen as I type this post. We went down to the factory to make sure they use the correct slab for the feature island bench. I have a feeling they are not the slabs we picked out 5 months ago from the marble place and of course I didn't take pictures did I! Doesn't matter, both slabs are stunning and the slab in the photos here will be for the island bench. I told the stone mason to try and not have much of the black stripe that you can see up top. Not that it will really matter as he practically has to use the whole slab for the bench and it is not in a feature section. I am so glad we went for granite and surprised that granite has fallen out of favour at the moment with most new house builds. I love the inconsistency, the colour and texture of the stone.

Here is our Carrara Marble being made for all our other bench tops. Very exciting to see all our house bits around the place.

Our big marble slab on the machine waiting to be cut.

Here is the machine where all the action takes place. I have learnt a lot about stone finishes in the last few days. We are having a mitre cut where you have the joint on the 90 degree. If that didn't make sense I apologise hehe because all the guys were talking to Mr B about it and my eyes started to glaze over LOL I just said I don't want to see joins and I wanted the edges to have a soft feel about them.
Oh...I almost forgot, we have another random addition to our house....according to our stone mason, our bar bench top is going to be Carrara Marble??? When I got home, I looked in all my notes to the builder and no where did I see I had that down hehe oh well, will look beautiful and is just another random moment in my house build. I have a great sense of humour so looks like we are having marble in the bar!
Mrs B


Lee said...

Wow, can't wait to see the marble in your kitchen. And what a bonus with the bar bench!

DesignTies said...

I agree, natural stone has such wonderful colouration and randomness of pattern. I'm sure all the stone pieces you have planned for your house will look stunning :-)

Kelly (one half of DesignTies)

A-M said...

Wow, it's gorgeous! It will look absolutely stunning. A-M xx

DesignTies said...

I'm in love with your granite choice, Mrs. B! And I'm envious that you got to go to the stone mason's shop for a tour, even seeing some of your stone getting cut!! I've toured the stone warehouses before, but the shop would be a treat! I think it's fantastic that you're mixing your materials - granite and carerra... it's going to look absolutely beautiful! I'm looking forward to your kitchen after photos :-)
Victoria (the other half of DesignTies)

Mrs B said...

Thanks guys for all your comments! I must admit it was very exciting to actually see not only our stones being cut but the templates for our benches lying around in the factory. I think it makes it more special when you actually meet the stonemasons and cabinet makers. I didnt tell you but....after I posted, my builder was there supervising the cut of the granite (it is a very expensive stone in Australia and he wanted to make sure it was perfect)and he rang to tell me the ends were crumbling when they tried to do mitre joins (I think thats the term) I almost fainted but he reassured me everything was OK and it just meant I would have to have it done another way where there might be a small line.
Is this stone going to be worth it...I hope so as we went to a lot of effort to get it into this house. So this week tomorrow all the tops are suppose to be fitted, hopefully it looks as good as I have imagined for the last 2 years!
Mrs B

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