Go beyond the standard slab with these radiant and rare stones
Granite has become so common that it’s all too easy to forget its exotic origins. As natural stone countertops shift from luxury trend to standard feature, selecting rare, exotic varieties and using them in eye-popping ways can allow homeowners and builders to make a common material feel fresh and exciting again.
Azul Bahia, quarried in the state of Bahia in Brazil, is a semiprecious bedrock granite with a distinctive blue hue and extensive veining. As with most natural stone, the coloring will vary from piece to piece. Some slabs sport a hint of green or black, so it’s important to lay eyes on the exact piece you’re getting before it’s installed in your home.