Free Venetian Gold Samples, Prices, Photos and Reviews
Venetian Gold is the one of the most popular varieties of granite, and also one of the lightest. It is attractive, durable, affordable and versatile enough to compliment just about any space.
Quarried in Brazil, Venetian Gold is a golden- or honey-colored stone with black and white veining and flecks of amber, rust or light brown. The granite has a sporadic pattern, and like all granite, no two pieces are exactly alike.
Venetian Gold has a warm and neutral look. It goes with just about any color scheme, although many people prefer it as a compliment to dark cabinets and/or floors. In many cases, it looks more like a light tan or brown than gold.
Venetian Gold also goes by many other names, including Brazilian Gold, Juparana Light, New Venetian Gold, San Tropez or Yellow Ornamental.
Cost of Venetian Gold Granite
As far as granites go, Venetian Gold is on the affordable side. Granites are grouped into five price classifications – A, B, C, D and E – with A being the least expensive and E the most expensive. Venetian Gold is a B.
(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 do the job, plan on spending about $50 to $60 per square foot for the purchase, fabrication and installation of Venetian Gold countertops. That price assumes standard edging, so budget extra if you’d like a fancier edge. Sink cutouts, backsplashes and delivery cost extra, too.
If you’re tackling the project yourself, the cost will be significantly lower. Countertop slabs of Venetian Gold sell for around $300 to $450 each and island slabs run $450 to $650, not including shipping. Again, keep in mind that fancier edges, sink cutouts or any type of custom order will add to the price.
Venetian Gold Reviews
Buyers give Venetian Gold high marks for its classic look and neutral tone – again, it goes with almost anything. The granite also hides crumbs and dirt well. The price is attractive, compared to many other granites. And like all granite, Venetian Gold is durable, heat-resistant and scratch-resistant.
On the downside, light granites like Venetian Gold are harder to maintain than darker granites. They require regular sealing – ideally once a year – to prevent staining. And some consumers are turned off by Venetian Gold’s popularity, considering it generic or overdone.