Marble and Granite, Better For Traditional or Modern Design?
Stone lends a sense of tradition, but is being executed in ways that are both avante-garde and traditional. It’s the tradition in the avante-garde that appeals to us,” Capuco said. “It adds a little bit of a sense of permanence, timelessness and a level of detail
Take the marble island in this transitional kitchen for instance. With the honed finish and square eased edge the countertop leans modern, while the bulkier cabinets give it a traditional grounding. If that island was polished and given an ogee edge the effect would have been more traditional.
Polycor developed a composite backing and unique manufacturing process for marble and granite that enables it to mill slabs down to 1 cm thickness. Without building up the edge, countertops and islands in ultra-thin marble or granite take on a fashion forward look.