Paradiso Bash

Stones can have many aliases. This is due to language differences, supplier choice, coloquial trends or slang, or sometimes errors and ambiguity between rocks. Read more here.
Paradiso Purple, Paradiso Basch, Paradiso Bosch, Paradiso Busch, Paradiso Bush, Paradiso Chiaro, Paradiso Claro, Paradiso Light
Commercial classification sometimes differs to the scientific, geological designation. In particular, some limestones are deemed marble especially if they take a high polish. Read more here.
Petrographic assignment Migmatite, Gneiss (Metamorphite)
Age 1.8 Billion years (Pre-Cambrian)
Colouring minerals: Dark red and grey-white feldspar, bluish-transparent quartz, black biotite
Average hardness
MOHS is the standard scale of hardness for minerals 1-10, with 10 being the MOHS of diamond. We also use the broad terms Hard and Soft for simplicity. Read more here.
6-7 (Hard)
Origin India


The images of each stone aim to give a faithful representation of the structure and colouring. The close-ups are generally taken from a sample around 100mm in height to get the detailing of the grain and crystals. The slab images are usually between 2000x1000mm and 3000x1900mm approximately, to give a more overall picture of the pattern. This is for guidance only, when seeking a specific pattern and colour matching, please obtain a sample or arrange for the slab to be viewed in person. When placing the order, you may require a photo of the actual slab before production, the colour and character can vary significantly even throughout the same block within natural materials. Also monitor calibration, camera settings and lighting can all effect how the materials are perceived.

A purple-brown migmatite with irregular pattern.
Small samples are rarely representative of entire slab due to variation.

Popular and typical usage

Kitchen Worktops:95%

Petrology:A mixed gneiss of different rock components. Light grey-violet to light brown-violet and orange feldspar and light grey-transparent quartz alternate throughout. Black and grey biotite is finely distributed. It can also occur concentrated in the form of stria, nests and clouds. The different colouring of the feldspar types is caused by their different content of iron oxide compounds.

Petrogenesis:Paradiso-Migmatite developed by partial re-melting of originally granite rock and slate sediment rock under high pressure and high temperature. This process took place at the border of the earth crust and earth mantle and lasted over geologically long periods. Here, mixing, partial solution, re-forming of minerals and crystallisation of gathered material occurred. The plasticity of the very ductile melt is visible by the folding structure and the direction orientation of the fine black-grey mica minerals. Such migmatite types are geologically very old.

Wear Resistance
A high wear resistance will often mean a material is suitable for flooring and outdoors. Its is good for work surfaces as it will take some punishment before marking or losing its polish. Softer materials benefit from being re-worked more easily should the need arise. They can also more readily mature into their settings or be antiqued by design. People often overlook the less hard wearing stones for fear of maintenance and longevity issues. Whilst there are some valid concerns there is no rule for everyone, choose first what you like then decide on the practicality of the options. Some people appreciate the maturation and the patina taken on by some natural materials, others prefer a pristine look that will change little over time.
Every natural stone has a degree of water absorption. Sealing products exist to stop water ingress and protect against staining, but some stones are more susceptible than others. A highly polished surface is also more resistant to fluids than the rougher, more open surfaces of honed and brushed finishes. All spills should be wiped up in good time to prevent stains and marks.

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