Free Baltic Brown Samples, Prices, Photos and Reviews
Baltic Brown is a classic and sophisticated granite. The pattern is distinct but the brownish-black color is neutral enough to match any decor.
Quarried in Finland, Baltic Brown granite features brown circular crystals of varying sizes on a black background with flecks of grey, tan and green. The pattern is fairly consistent from one slab to another but the color varies. Slabs with more of a greenish tinge are considered less valuable.
Baltic Brown goes by many other names, including Baltic Rain, Baltic Braun, Bruno Baltico and Baltik Teak. It is popular for kitchen and bathroom countertops, and it is suitable for indoor and outdoor use.
Cost of Baltic Brown Granite
Baltic Brown is fairly inexpensive, compared to other granites. Granites are grouped into five price classifications – A, B, C, D and E – with A being the least expensive and E the most expensive. Baltic Brown is an A.
(Keep in mind that price classifications do not simply reflect the quality of a particular granite. They also reflect the rarity.)
If you’re hiring a professional to install Baltic Brown countertops, budget about $30 to $60 per square foot for the project. That includes fabrication and installation of your counters, but not delivery. Fancy edges, backsplashes and cutouts for the sink, faucets and stove will cost extra.
If you’re tackling the project yourself, the cost will be much lower. A prefabricated countertop slab with basic eased edges might run $200 to $300, while an island slab might cost $300 to $400. However, keep in mind that some companies require a minimum order of 10 pieces for those prices.
Baltic Brown Granite Reviews
Like all granites, Baltic Brown is extremely strong and durable. It is heat resistant, scratch resistant and stain resistant. It is easy to maintain and the brownish color hides dirt and crumbs well.
On the downside, Baltic Brown tends to have a rougher texture than many granites. If it’s not resined, you’ll be able to feel the pits and fissures. Baltic Brown also has a tendency to show streaks, particularly from soap and grease, although these can be removed using a stone cleaner.