Custom Metal Countertops designed by New Ravenna

New Ravenna is America’s premier designer and manufacturer of stone and glass mosaic tiles. Handcrafted in Virginia, their tile is fashioned into decorative borders, murals, field tile and medallions to create distinctive styles and textures. The end result is a custom, one-of-a-kind work of art.

They recently released a new collection, Jardins Français designed by Caroline Beaupere. With the introduction of this new collection, New Ravenna designed Anvil™ custom metal countertops to match the materials in the mosaic tiles.

Inspired by the formal gardens of France, the Jardins Français features a variety of materials that represent the four seasons. In Caroline’s words, “I have always been moved by the light in France and how it changes throughout the year, affecting the gardens as it comes and goes.”

Custom Metal Countertops designed by New Ravenna
Magnum Countertop designed by New Ravenna

A Magnum metal countertop was gilded to match Fleur de Lys flooring, shown in polished Bardiglio, Calacatta Gold, and Brass. The luminescent shell used in this tile represents Spring.

Custom Metal Countertops designed by New Ravenna
Magnum Countertop designed by New Ravenna

The Anvil™ Magnum metal countertop also pairs beautifully with Fleur de Lys in polished Calacatta Gold, Thassos, and Brass.

Magnum Brass Metal Countertop designed by New Ravenna
Magnum Countertop designed by New Ravenna

Jardin de Versailles emulates the golden hues of Fall. Shown in polished Calacatta Gold and Brass, this pattern is paired with a gleaming Magnum countertop.

Axel Stainless Steel Metal Countertop designed by New Ravenna
Axel Countertop designed by New Ravenna

Tuileries Petite is a hand-cut mosaic shown in polished Thassos, Nero Marquina, and brushed Aluminum. The grey hues in this bold textural design are echoed in the Axel metal countertop.

Anvil™ custom metal countertops are an excellent match for mosaic tiles, complementing the abstract colors and designs. Grothouse is honored to partner with a fellow made in America manufacturer whose talents are celebrated worldwide.

You can learn more about the New Ravenna Jardins Français collection by clicking here. To see more designs featuring Anvil™ metal countertops, visit the Grothouse Countertop Image Library.

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Brass Fixtures and Wood Countertops

Brass fixtures are an extremely popular kitchen trend showing up everywhere. Earlier this year, Houzz predicted that brass fixtures would gain popularity, and they were right. Combined with neutral components, like wood countertops, a new, elegant design is created that hasn’t been used for decades.

Kitchen Designs with Brass Fixtures and Wood Countertops
Brass Fixtures and Wood Countertops Photo via My Soulful Home 

Kitchen Designs with Brass Fixtures and Wood Countertops

The featured kitchen design with brass fixtures pictured above is Olivia Brock’s kitchen via My Soulful Home. Below are more kitchen designs featuring brass and wood countertops.

Rustic Kitchen Design with Brass Fixtures and Reclaimed Wood Table Top
Brass and Reclaimed Wood Table Top

Designed by Lobkovich, this kitchen mixes both warm and cool hues to evoke a rustic aesthetic amongst a desaturated backdrop. Brass hardware is used on the table crafted by Grothouse with a Reclaimed Chestnut wood top. Brass is also found on the range and light fixtures.

Kitchen Design with Brass Fixtures and Walnut Wood Table
Brass and Walnut Wood Table

The Grothouse Anvil™ line of metal gilded wood surfaces includes a Magnum brass-colored finish. For House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year 2016, Matthew Quinn designed a Walnut wood table with an Anvil™ Magnum banded edge. Also found on the hood and light fixtures, the brass pops against the neutral tones throughout the rest of the kitchen.

Brass Fixtures with Anvil Magnum Metal Countertop and Peruvian Walnut Countertop
Brass with Anvil Magnum Metal Countertop and Peruvian Walnut Countertop

Rutt HandCrafted Cabinetry designed this display for the Architectural Digest Design Show 2016 featuring an Anvil™ Magnum metal finished counter, Peruvian Walnut countertop and brass cabinet hardware.

Blue Kitchen with Brass Fixtures and Anvil Magnum Metal Countertop
Brass and Anvil Magnum Metal Countertop

Plain & Fancy also chose a Magnum counter for their display at the Architectural Digest Design Show 2016. This display boasts brass accents everywhere with matching cabinetry hardware.

 Visit the Grothouse Countertop Image Library to see more kitchen designs with brass fixtures and wood countertops.

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Custom Counters Complement Decorative Backsplashes

Custom Counters by Grothouse Complement Decorative Backsplashes
Custom Counters Complement Decorative Backsplashes

Some of the industry’s best have designed Grothouse custom counters to complement decorative backsplashes to create unique and outstanding designs. Whether it be a solid wood surface or an Anvil™ metal countertop, it can be designed to complement even the most drastic backsplash.

Designs featuring Custom Counters and Decorative Backsplashes

White Oak Bar Top with Anvil™ Argentum Metal Finish Complements Gold-striped Marble Backsplash
White Oak Bar Top with Anvil™ Argentum Metal Finish Complements Gold-striped Marble

Matthew Quinn designed House Beautiful’s Kitchen of the Year 2016, which included this wet bar. Quinn covered the wall in gold-striped Calacatta marble tiles by AKDO arranged in a sunburst pattern around the window. A White Oak Rift Sawn Blank with Anvil™ Argentum Metal Finish bar top was designed to bring out the gray tones in the marble. Also designed for this space were custom floating shelves to match the bar top.

Peruvian Walnut Countertop and Shelves Complement a Wall Covered in mica shavings
Peruvian Walnut Countertop and Shelves Complement a Wall Covered in mica shavings. Photography: Nikki Ritcher for House Beautiful.

A Peruvian Walnut countertop and matching shelves stand out against Phillip Jeffrie’s Quartz wall covering made of mica shavings. This kitchen was designed by Steven Miller for the 2014 House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase in California. This kitchen also featured an extraordinary backsplash composed of Black and Silver Iridized Chrysalis tiles by Ann Sacks.

Walnut Butcher Block Complements Handpainted Tiles inspired by the Mediterranean Sea
Walnut Butcher Block Complements Handpainted Tiles

This rustically elegant kitchen boasts a myriad of textures and materials. Designed by Peter Cardamone and Lynne Kaltman of Blue Bell Kitchens, a custom Walnut butcher block and leathered quartzite countertops complement the Mediterranean Sea inspired handpainted by Tabarka Backsplash.

See how other designers use custom counters to complement decorative backsplashes by visiting the Grothouse Countertop Image Library. For even further inspiration, follow our profile on Houzz.

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Ferrum Iron Countertops

The Anvil™ Ferrum metal finish creates a appearance to iron countertops and zinc countertops when applied to Grothouse wood surfaces or composite substrates. Over time, the Anvil™ Ferrum finish will tarnish like a real metal surface, giving it a unique appearance.

Anvil™ Ferrum Iron Countertops
Anvil™ Ferrum Iron Countertops

Designing Ferrum Iron Countertops

Ferrum countertops provide both a classic and a modern look that combines the cool tone of metal with the warmth and charm of a wood surface.  They are typically popular in traditional style spaces, but can be custom designed to fit any space in your home.

Anvil Ferrum Iron Countertops by Grothouse
Ferrum Countertops combine the cool tone of metal and the warmth of wood.

Ferrum countertops can be crafted to any shape or size. They can even be crafted into Pastore™ waterfall countertops or tables. Any custom feature can be added to the countertop to add function and appeal, like an integrated bowl. Integrated bowls provide the ability to decoratively hold fruit, eggs, or other items.

The edge profile chosen will shape the style of the countertop. Ferrum countertops can include any of our 40+ edge profiles available. Custom edges can also be crafted to make your countertop one-of-a-kind.

Ferrum Iron Countertops for Kitchens by Grothouse
Ferrum Countertops can include any edge profile.

Unlike real metal countertops, Ferrum countertops can be used in outdoor applications when the finish is applied to an exterior rated substrate.

If you are seeking a cleaner look, choose a wood countertop with Ferrum metal finish and a topcoat of our Durata® Waterproof and Permanent Finish. Ferrum countertops with a topcoat of Durata® may not be used outdoors.

Click here to learn more about Anvil™ Metal Countertops by Grothouse. To see designs with Ferrum Iron Countertops visit our Countertop Image Library.

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Medallion Bronze Countertops

Anvil Medallion Bronze Countertops
Anvil™ Medallion Bronze Countertops

The Anvil™ Medallion finish emulates the appearance of real bronze countertops. Medallion Bronze Countertops evince a powerful presence in any space.

Bronze is often used in kitchen designs as accents and focal points. It has been used for range hoods, cabinetry hardware, back splashes, sinks, faucets, corbels, and much more. Countertops gilded with the Medallion metal finish become the focal point of the kitchen, or any room, they are designed for.

Medallion Bronze Countertops Finish
Anvil™ Medallion Metal Finish

Designing Medallion Bronze Countertops

The Anvil™ Medallion metal finish can be applied to a solid wood countertop or a composite substrate. When applied to a composite substrate, Medallion countertops are suitable for outdoor use.

Because they are not made out of real metal, Medallion countertops can be manufactured to fit any space. They can be designed to exact specifications of complex curves, shapes, and sizes.

Medallion bronze countertops edges
Medallion countertops can feature any edge profile.

Medallion countertops can include any of our decorative edge profiles. Edge profiles do not have to be applied as pictured. You can create a truly unique edge by flipping the profile upside down. Our on-staff engineers will help you design a custom edge if there is something more particular you would like.

They can also include any custom feature, like an integrated bowl, laser engraving of any design, expanded corners, and much more.

Medallion countertops can include a topcoat of our exclusive Durata® Waterproof and Permanent Finish.

The Medallion finish is one of eight metal coatings available in our Anvil™ line of metal countertops. You can read more about them by visiting this page on our website. To see designs with Medallion Bronze Countertops, take a look at our Countertop Image Library.

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The Camelot Edge Profile

The Camelot Edge Profile exclusively available on Grothouse Wood Surfaces
The Camelot Edge Profile

The Camelot Edge Profile is exclusively available on Grothouse custom solid wood surfaces. The name “Camelot” is most commonly known as a castle and court associated with King Arthur. This edge profile features strong details and elegant curves, much like the architecture of the Camelot castle. And thus, the edge profile was named the Camelot.

Designing Wood Countertops with the Camelot Edge Profile

A countertop must be at least 3 3/4 inches thick to feature the Camelot edge. A large overhang is required because of edge projection. This edge also features a large inside radius.

Camelot Wood Countertop Edge Profile
Camelot Wood Countertop Edge Profile

The edge can be applied to wood countertops crafted in edge grain and end grain construction style. Flat grain construction with applied edges can be done, but is not recommended as it would be unusual at that thickness. This edge cannot be added to a composite substrate.

A wood countertop with the Camelot edge can be crafted in any of our 60+ wood species. It can also be coated in any of our Anvil™ metal finishes. Any of our custom features and options can also be applied to a countertop with a Camelot edge.

Camelot Edge Profile on Hard Maple Wood Countertop by Grothouse
Camelot Edge on Hard Maple crafted in Edge Grain Construction and coated in Anvil Axel Finish

The Camelot edge profile photograph featured in this blog is a sample crafted out of Hard Maple wood in edge grain construction style. The wood is coated in the Anvil™ Axel metal finish. The sample is a 3 3/4 inches thick.

This sample is a part of our Anvil™ Metal Sample Kit for Grothouse Dealers. If you are interested in becoming an Anvil™ Grothouse Dealer and purchasing the kit, contact us at glumber@glumber.com.

Top of the Camelot Edge Profile
Top of the Camelot Edge Profile

You can view more edge profiles available for Grothouse wood surfaces by visiting this page on our website. Visit the Countertop Image Library to see designs featuring wood surfaces with the Camelot edge profile.

Palladium White Gold Countertops

Anvil Palladium White Gold Countertops
Anvil™ Palladium White Gold Metal Countertop Finish

The Anvil™ Palladium metal finish emulates white gold countertops in appearance. Palladium White Gold Countertops are a silver-colored alloy of gold with nickel and platinum.

Designing Palladium White Gold Countertops

The Anvil™ Palladium metal finish can be applied to any wood countertop specie or a composite substrate. When applied to a composite substrate, the countertop can be used outdoors. If the intended use of the countertop is not for outdoor applications, Palladium countertops may include a Grothouse exclusive Durata® waterproof and permanent overcoat finish.

Palladium countertops can be crafted to meet any specifications. Because the countertop is constructed out of wood or a composite substrate, it can be crafted for any curved application. Countertops can include any edge profile, including the Grothouse exclusive edge Krone.

Plain & Fancy Cabinetry included a Palladium countertop in their display at the Architectural Digest Design Show 2016 in New York.

Palladium White Gold Countertop designed by Plain and Fancy Cabinetry
Palladium Countertop designed by Plain & Fancy Cabinetry

The countertop was constructed out of a composite substrate and finished with the Anvil™ Palladium metal finish. The kitchen island countertop was crafted with a traditional styled edge, the Standard Roman Ogee. The elegant curves of the edge add charming detail to the countertop.

Palladium Metal Countertop designed by Plain & Fancy Cabinetry
Palladium Countertop designed by Plain & Fancy Cabinetry

The metal kitchen countertop also included six expanded corners and laser engraving of the Grothouse logo.

Palladium Metal Countertop with Engraving and Expanded Corners
Palladium Countertop with Engraving and Expanded Corners

Palladium countertops can be crafted to fit any style kitchen, bathroom, office, or entertainment space. The countertop features we offer are available to completely customize your top to your specific needs. If you have a particular feature in mind that you don’t see on our website, feel free to contact us about it! For more information about Anvil™ metal countertops, visit this page on our website. To see more designs with Palladium white gold countertops, visit our Countertop Image Library.

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Argentum Nickel Silver Countertops

Anvil™ Argentum Nickel Silver Countertops
Anvil™ Argentum Countertops

The Anvil™ Argentum finish imitates the look of real nickel silver countertops. Argentum countertops are identical to nickel silver countertops in look, while embracing the benefits of wood countertops. Argentum countertops are warm to the touch. They are not limited to size or shape, and can be used for complex designs and curved applications unlike real metal countertops.

The Argentum finish can be applied to any wood specie or a composite substrate. When applied to a composite substrate, the countertop can be used in outdoor applications. Countertops with the Argentum finish may include a Durata® overcoat.

Designs with Argentum Nickel Silver Countertops

Argentum Nickel Silver countertops were recently featured in the House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year 2016 designed by Matthew Quinn. Grothouse crafted a Rift Cut White Oak wood bar top with Argentum metal finish. The Argentum finish was applied to show the texture and grain of the wood. The bar top includes an overcoat of our exclusive Durata® Waterproof Permanent Finish.

Anvil™ Argentum Nickel Silver Countertops in House Beautiful KOTY 2016
Anvil™ Argentum Nickel Silver Countertops in House Beautiful KOTY 2016

Grothouse also crafted the floating shelves in this bar area out of a composite substrate with the Argentum metal finish. The shelves include an overcoat of Durata® Waterproof Permanent Finish as well.

Anvil™ Argentum Nickel Silver Floating Shelves in House Beautiful KOTY 2016
Anvil™ Argentum Nickel Silver Shelves in House Beautiful KOTY 2016

To see more designs featuring Anvil™ Argentum Nickel Silver Countertops, visit our Countertop Image Library. Visit this page on our website to learn more about the Anvil™ line of metal countertops and the other metal finishes available.

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Magnum Brass Countertops

Anvil™ Magnum Brass Countertops
Anvil™ Magnum Countertops

The Anvil™ Magnum finish is made of real metal particles that result in a brass-like countertop appearance. Magnum brass countertops are appearing to be the most popular out of our eight options available since our recent introduction of Anvil™ metal countertops.

Designing Magnum Brass Countertops

Magnum countertops are identical to real brass countertops in look, but embrace the benefits of wood countertops. Some of the many benefits of Magnum countertops is that they are warm to the touch, can be used in curved applications and complex shapes, can feature any Grothouse edge profile, and can include any of our custom options.

Because of their design flexibility, Magnum countertops can be custom crafted for any style space in your home. The Magnum finish is made of real metal particles and as a result the countertops can develop a patina overtime that adds to the character and charm of the surface. If you would like to keep the countertop looking pristine, it can be sealed with our Durata® waterproof and permanent finish.

The Anvil™ Magnum finish can be applied to any wood specie or an exterior substrate for outdoor use. Below is the Magnum finish on a Reclaimed Oak wood counter.

Magnum brass countertops Finish on Reclaimed Oak Wood
Magnum Finish on Reclaimed Oak

The Magnum metal finish can be applied to the entire countertop, or it can be applied as an accent. Below is a Bubinga wood counter with a Magnum finished edge.

Magnum brass countertops edge
Bubinga Wood Counter with Magnum Finished Edge

Designs including Magnum Countertops

Rutt HandCrafted Cabinetry included a Magnum countertop in their display at the Architectural Digest Design Show 2016. The countertop featured a Miele cook top.

Magnum brass countertops with cook tops
Magnum countertop designed by Rutt HandCrafted Cabinetry

Plain & Fancy Cabinetry also included a Magnum countertop in their display at the Architectural Digest Design Show 2016. This countertop featured laser engraving of the Grothouse logo.

Magnum brass countertops with laser engraving
Magnum countertop designed by Plain & Fancy Cabinetry

Learn more about the Anvil™ line of metal countertops by clicking here. For more design inspiration with Magnum brass countertops, visit our Countertop Image Library.

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Axel Stainless Steel Countertops

Anvil™ Axel Stainless Steel Countertops
Anvil™ Axel Countertops

The Anvil™ Axel finish imitates the look of real stainless steel countertops, while maintaining a wood countertop’s warmth to the touch. Anvil™ Axel stainless steel countertops offer a distinctive feel and monolithic appearance.

Axel Stainless Steel Countertops
Axel countertops offer a distinctive feel and monolithic appearance.

Designing Axel Stainless Steel Countertops

Axel countertops are elegant and sleek – perfect for a modern or contemporary style space, but can also add edge to a traditional or transitional space. Our custom Axel countertops can be designed to fit any style space.

Axel Custom Stainless Steel Countertops
Axel countertops can be custom crafted with any edge profile.

Unlike real metal countertops, our Anvil™ Axel countertops can be designed for curved profile applications and complex shapes.

Axel finished countertops can be custom crafted with any edge profile and countertop feature, including sinks, laser engraving, and expanded corners.

The Axel countertop finish develops a patina over time because it is a finish of real metal particles. If you wish to keep the countertop looking pristine, it can be over coated with our exclusive Durata® waterproof permanent finish.

Learn more about the Anvil™ line of metal countertops by visiting this page on our website. Check out designs with metal countertops by visiting our Countertop Image Library.

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