Uba Tuba Granite Countertops (Pictures, Cost, Pros & Cons)

Uba Tuba is a deep dark granite that has earned a reputation for being one of the most dazzling counter top materials in existence. Let’s take a look at why we think you should consider Uba Tuba granite countertops for your kitchen…

What Is Uba Tuba Granite?

Uba Tuba is an adventurously named granite that is quarried in very limited quantities in Brazil. It is premium granite that is well known for its durability (and its beauty).

It is most commonly used in the kitchen as countertops, but because of how durable this granite is – it does also make an appearance in many people’s homes as flooring and bathroom countertops from time to time.

What Color Is Uba Tuba Granite?

From a distance, Uba Tuba granite looks deep black in color, but you can see that it is not a solid uniform color.  There are noticeable darker and lighter patches covering the surface.

As you get a little closer to the granite you are going to be able to see the beauty of the stone increase with each step.

What appeared to be a reasonably consistent dark background from afar is actually littered with greenish yellow minerals.

These minerals are usually spread out quite evenly throughout the stone and make up a large amount of the overall surface area.

There is a little bit of shine to the countertops thanks to a few quartz-like crystals that are dotted infrequently throughout the granite. They often glint in the sunlight and add a little bit of dazzle to your day.

Overall a beautiful granite that is not overpowering and has a little bit of a wow factor to it when you get up close.

What Cabinet Colors Go Well With Uba Tuba Granite?

Uba Tuba is a versatile granite that can complement kitchen cabinets of many different colors and designs.

uba tuba granite countertops with white cabinets

Uba Tuba granite countertops with white cabinets. Source

When combined with white kitchen cabinets the overall effect is modern, clean, and minimalist in most cases. The deep dark black of the Uba Tuba granite countertops is a stark contrast against the white cabinets and can be quite dramatic when combined correctly.

However, the appearance of the sharp lines of many bright white cabinets can be reasonably intense – and might be a little too much for some people.

You could try offsetting the white and black of the countertops with a little aluminum or brushed steel to blend the two colors a little easier.

Contemporary kitchen with uba tuba countertops

Contemporary kitchen with uba tuba countertops. Source

When Uba Tuba granite countertops are combined with dark brown cabinets the mood of the room changes dramatically.

Instead of contrasting with the white, they blend into the brown almost seamlessly. This creates a much more flowing and refined feel to a kitchen.

Perfect for those who like a little bit of subtlety to their beauty instead of in your face contrast with white cabinets.

Kitchen island with uba tuba granite

Kitchen island with uba tuba granite. Source

When combined with natural wood stained cabinets the kitchen takes on a totally different feeling altogether. The Uba Tuba has a much more polished tone when offset against the natural appearance of the stained wood.

With this combination, your kitchen will feel very homely, kind of like a log cabin. It’s truly a lovely combination.

 

How Much Does Uba Tuba Granite Countertops Cost?

The beauty of Uba Tuba granite is something you are going to have to be willing to pay for if you want it in your home.

But as a ballpark estimate, you can expect to pay roughly around $250 to $400 for a 1.25” thick 1 square meter slab.

(Granite prices vary dependent upon location and current supply levels)

Pros And Cons

Pros

  • Works well with many styles of countertops
  • Very durable kind of granite
  • Beautiful patterns
  • Polishes To A High Shine
  • Stain resistant

Cons

  •  Reasonably expensive

 

Conclusion

Overall this is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a deep dark and durable granite in their kitchen. It is a hard working granite that will stand the test of time, and with a little bit of care and attention, it will make your kitchen a thing without any trouble at all.

The dark black combined with the large amount of minerals looks astonishingly beautiful in any setting, especially when the sun catches the quartz crystals and glints in the sun.

Uba tuba granite and maple cabinets

UbaTuba granite and maple cabinets. Source

Uba Tuba granite on modern kitchen

Uba Tuba granite on modern kitchen. Source

Uba Tuba granite with white cabinets

Uba Tuba granite with white cabinets. Source

Cherry kitchen cabinets with Uba tuba granite countertops

Cherry kitchen cabinets with Uba tuba granite countertops. Source

Hickory kitchen cabinets with uba tuba granite

Hickory kitchen cabinets with uba tuba granite. Source

Dark brown cabinets with uba tuba granite

Dark brown cabinets with uba tuba granite. Source

Small kitchen with uba tuba granite

Small kitchen with uba tuba granite. Source

Wood kitchen cabinets with uba tuba granite

Wood kitchen cabinets with uba tuba granite. Source

Honey oak cabinets with uba tuba granite

Honey oak cabinets with uba tuba granite. Source

light wood kitchen cabinets with uba tuba granite countertops

Light wood cabinets with uba tuba granite countertops. Source

Traditonal kitchen with uba tuba granite and tile backsplash

Traditonal kitchen with uba tuba granite and tile backsplash. Source

Cream kitchen cabinets with uba tuba granite

Cream kitchen cabinets with uba tuba granite. Source

Contemporary kitchen cabinets with uba tuba granite

Contemporary kitchen cabinets with uba tuba granite. Source

Traditional white kitchen with uba tuba granite

Traditional white kitchen with uba tuba granite. Source

Mediterranean kitchen with Ubatuba granite

Mediterranean kitchen with Ubatuba granite. Source

Large kitchen island with uba tuba granite countertops

Large kitchen island with uba tuba granite countertops. Source

Craftsman kitchen with uba tuba granite

Craftsman kitchen with uba tuba granite. Source

Brown kitchen cabinet with uba tuba granite

Brown kitchen cabinet with uba tuba granite. Source

Rustic kitchen with uba tuba granite countertop

Rustic kitchen with uba tuba granite countertop. Source

Open plan kitchen with uba tuba granite countertops

Open plan kitchen with uba tuba granite countertops. Source

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