Impala by Levantina Granite
Impala Granite Material Description
Impala is a dark grey, green granite material that comes in a honed & polished texture. It is supplied to Polish Granite by Levantina company specialising in stone slab production.
Why Impala is the perfect material for stone kitchen worktops?
Sturdiness, longevity and incredible heat resistance define granite worktops. Granite is a natural, volcanic rock full of compressed, melted and cooled down minerals that imbue this material with the renowned toughness. This is predominantly why granite is utilised for kitchen worktops, where cooking is constant and a threat of potential damage always looming.
With dark grey, green Impala granite kitchen worktops, you won’t have to worry about scratches or indents – even the sharpest knives cannot impact the integrity of granite. The same applies for intense heat. Granite can withstand even the highest temperatures, so the worktop can easily work as a stand for that boiling pot of soup or the red-hot oven dish, with no damage inflicted.
If regularly impregnated, the mottled & speckled Impala granite worktops also become water resistant. That means they will never warp, unlike wood or laminate worktops, nor stain or discolour. In almost every way, kitchen granite worktops are superior surfaces that aren’t only beautiful (as the sample above signifies), but are also functional tools that provide aid in the everyday kitchen life. Polish Granite are here to customise and adapt your natural stone into virtually any project. The possibilities for granite uses are infinite – this applies both to indoor and outdoor designs.
What thicknesses are available for Impala?
The slabs of Impala by Levantina are available in 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.
What makes Impala so unique?
Product colour description:
Dark grey tones of this Levantina Impala kitchen worktop material are synonymous with modernity and contemporary trends. Dark grey used to be associated with dull, stormy clouds or bland concrete, but for some reason, over the last decade, this hue really came to prominence as definition of trendiness. Whether you have white, cream, black, purple or even grey cabinets, this shade will suit them all. Dark grey worktops are all-embracing materials that slot perfectly into any environment, irrespective of surrounding kaleidoscope of lively colours.
The green hued Impala granite is guaranteed to fill any given living space with vitality and a relaxing aura. If your home is rich in vegetation or otherwise bereft of it, we strongly recommend incorporating this stone as a kitchen worktop material. It fabulously complements any setting and bestows it with a calm, cheerful charm. The green + cream, white, light grey or black are our preferred contemporary colour combinations.
Material structure & composition:
Mottled patterns are a common feature on our stone product spectrum. Such is the Impala material above, filled with speckles that disperse over the surface in irregular fashion, providing the worktop some depth and intricacy. Mottled stone products, whether man-made or organic, fit a whole range of spaces. But above all those traditional pubs or cottage-like interiors steeped with history and organic motifs.
Material recommended for:
- Traditional or historic spaces,
- Chopping boards,
- Fireplace surrounds.
Majority of our stone products, as Impala 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 dark grey, green Impala by Levantina is available in the ‘honed’ finish. This means a rugged texture with minute lumps – like the slated, treaded floor in a town-centre plaza, abraded by a host of feet over decades. Or stone on the riverbed, eroded, but not entirely polished. The honed texture is applied to products, like the one above, in order to imbue them with an organic quality. Many of our customers purchase stone worktops in honed, to complement other ‘raw’ elements in their kitchen, like timber, slate etc.
The dark grey, green Impala by Levantina 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.
Levantina is a Spanish company, first founded in 1959, that specialises in the quarrying, distribution and sale of granite slabs, namely the mottled & speckled Impala. Their main UK base is in Rotherham, where they arrange most nationwide shipment.
At present, the company supplies us with around 60 granite hues. You may pick anything from groovy, multicoloured patterns and abstract themes to colours more uniform in structure. Your selected slab is then transformed by our manufacturers into an array of possible projects. Our customers order Levantina products for granite worktops, flooring, wall-cladding and vast other applications. Wherever durability, reliability and strength of solid surfaces is required.
Besides natural stone, Levantina are developers of innovative synthetic surfaces named Techlam. Ceramic, porcelain materials that are a true delight to the eyes, and whose application range is even more extensive. Currently the Techlam palette extends to as many as 50 spellbinding hues and their incredible resistance is a testament to Levantina’s understanding of trends, customer demand and the general kitchen worktop market.