Santa Cecilia

Santa Cecilia granite comes from the mines and quarries of Sao Paolo in Brazil and is as old as mother Earth herself.

Appearance wise it is heavy, hard and dense but absolutely gorgeous. It is named after St. Cecilia, the patroness of church music that brings beauty to the ears of all, and while it might not necessarily appeal to ears, it most certainly appeals to the eyes.

The granite is recognized by its soft, beige color with speckles and veins in shades of burgundy, gold and deep, dark grey.

Although it is commonly used as countertops, people also love it for flooring, tiling around a fireplace, as a backsplash or even in the bathroom around the tub. Because of its durability and strength, it can withstand all the elements, making it ideal for outside use.

The most defining feature of the granite are the black mineral deposits; they can range from a pure black to a very deep and dark red color and can cover up to 30% of the stone. Part of its allure is how the dark black or burgundy contrasts against the soothing cream base, resulting in a nice blend of visually appealing scene.

There is no way one can describe St. Cecilia as a particular color: the bedrock of the stone gives it an overall creamy tone but the variations formed inside the granite can range from a light or off-white through a light cream, to a dark color and even gold.