Belgian Blue by Brachot Hermant Quartz
Thickness:12mm 20mm 30mm
Belgian Blue Quartz Material Description
Belgian Blue is a black quartz material that comes in a polished & velluto texture. It is supplied to Polish Granite by Brachot Hermant company specialising in stone slab production.
Why Belgian Blue is the perfect material for stone kitchen worktops?
To this day, quartz remains one of our best-selling stone worktops products. It is nearly infallible, defined by near-indestructible properties, easy cleaning & maintenance, but above all exceptional beauty. Quartz is modern, stylish, sleek and perfectly slots into any environment, as though it naturally belongs there.
The black Belgian Blue quartz worktops are incredibly sturdy and resistant to abrasion, cutting, staining and general wear and tear that impact other, weaker materials, like wood or laminate worktops. You may cut vegetables, fruit or meat directly on a quartz surface, forgoing the need for chopping boards. Even the sharpest of blades won’t scratch this durable stone.
The sleek quartz kitchen worktops are also completely waterproof. Since they are man-made products, they are imbued during the production process with special resins and agents that prevent all water absorption. Therefore, even if you leave a coffee, wine, grease or water spill over night, the worktop won’t soak any of it up, leaving the colour and pristine shine entirely unharmed.
Discolouration, chipping, and warping aren’t a threat to large grained & speckled Belgian Blue kitchen quartz worktops. These are products blessed with incredible longevity and unmatched durability. In essence, these tops are a one-off purchase that lasts a lifetime.
What thicknesses are available for Belgian Blue?
The slabs of Belgian Blue by Brachot Hermant are available in 12mm or 20mm or 30mm thicknesses. This stone material depth is ideal for multiple applications. From big projects like kitchen worktops, paving, flooring & wall cladding to smaller installations of coffee tabletops, dining tables or windowsills. Surfaces of this depth are manufactured in bespoke fashion, tailor-made to complete even the most demanding projects.
Any stone surface available in 12mm (or under) is also ideal for wall, kitchen cabinet or even furniture cladding. These thin surfaces are equally as strong as their thicker counterparts, except their weight is severely reduced.
Consequently, they are superb products used to clad ceilings, walls, stairs as well as bathtubs, bathroom equipment, swimming pools or other waterproofed areas. Thanks to their low-weight attribute, they are likewise utilised to decorate furniture, or more commonly kitchen cabinets. These fragile elements benefit from the low mass as their delicate hinges and fittings don’t buckle under the weight. Meanwhile they are continuously protected from dirt, grime, or unintentional scratches, making them very desirable.
What makes Belgian Blue so unique?
Product colour description:
Black materials, like Belgian Blue by Brachot Hermant above, are extremely popular in the quartz and granite worktops industry. Primarily because this is a universal colour. Black brilliantly contrasts white & green cabinets or grey floors. It is a colour that emboldens your kitchen and manifests the strength inherent to this stone product. Black resembles depth, a crevice, a black hole. It’s a deceptive colour that seems plain, drab and intimidating in our minds, but when applied to a piece of furniture it inspires a sense of awe and wonder.
Material structure & composition:
Large grains scatter over the Belgian Blue surface like grains of earth. This structure is ideal for lovers of plain colours, but not uniformly bland. The large grains add depth and sense of texture to the usually polished stone surface. This composition is perfect for minimalistic interiors that lack diversity. The same applies for floors that easily get dirty, as this effect helps to mask any unsightly grime and dirt.
Material recommended for:
- Chopping boards,
- Fireplace surrounds.
Majority of our stone products, as Belgian Blue above, are speckled in nature. This means their composition comprises of small-to-medium contrasting veins and threads that spread across the slab surface in a usually regular manner. Like on a leaf, further mimicking the natural inspiration. This structure is a part of our marble-look, natural colour range – fantastic for almost any interior, modern and traditional alike.
Material recommended for:
- Kitchen worktops & full splashbacks,
- Modern and traditional interiors,
- General cladding.
What textures/finishes is this product supplied in?
The black Belgian Blue by Brachot Hermant can be supplied in a ‘polished’ texture. This means a scintillating gloss that beautifully reflects the light and highlights the true colours & pigments embedded within the product. The polished texture is one of the most popular surface finishes, mostly present among quartz worktops and granite worktops, although ceramic suppliers also adopt this finish for their stone slabs. These surfaces are easy to clean and prevent all liquid absorption.
Many Brachot Hermant slabs, like the black Belgian Blue, are treated with specialised scouring that produces the ‘velluto’, also known as ‘matte’ finish. It’s a velvety, more natural polish that is firstly less reflective and secondly more reminiscent of the coarse ceramic texture. When applied to a quartz worktop, it beautifully brings out the intricate composition details dispersed within the material. It also enhances some of the ‘natural stone’ authenticity, adding flavour to the rather deceptive man-made quartz.
About Brachot Hermant
Brachot Hermant are a leading granite and quartz slab provider who are based in Birmingham, UK. Their natural stone collection ranges from mesmerising, veined granites to the hypnotic blue and green quartzites that are a concentrate of other-worldly minerals. It is, however, their quartz collection that really stands out. Namely the large grained & speckled Belgian Blue.
The Brachot slabs are an amalgam of natural raw materials (100%), making them a sustainable, long-term solution for outdoor and indoor spaces. When turned into quartz worktops, these products maintain their prime quality and unique beauty for decades. You have the freedom to opt for marble-lookalike hues with rich clustering of veins and speckles. Or grained colours that universally slot into any possible design.
Whether worked into quartz worktops or other projects, Brachot’s technological marvels withstand frequent and intensive use. This significantly enhances their already incredible lifespan. As such, this quartz, like other Brachot Hermant colours, become a reliable purchase for a lifetime.