Uba Tuba Granite is one of the most commonly used countertop materials in today’s kitchen design. Uba Tuba is heavily mined and shipped worldwide, and is one of the more affordable granites on the market. With its versatile color palette and comparatively low price, Uba Tuba can be found in many family kitchens and bathrooms.
Origins of Uba Tuba
Like other granites, Uba Tuba is an igneous rock composed mainly of quartz and mica. The Uba Tuba granite is mainly from Brazil, The quarry in Brazil that produces Uba Tuba is extremely large, shipping the stone in tremendous blocks around the world for tile and countertop use.
Colors of Uba Tuba
Uba Tuba Granite, like any natural stone, can vary greatly in color. Uba Tuba is described by the manufacturer as black, green or even brown.
Uba Tuba is a primarily dark green granite made up of flecks of lighter green, black, gold, brown, white and even turquoise blue. Uba Tuba’s color can vary from slab to slab and even within one slab. The stone may appear lighter, darker and with more or less of various colors in its makeup, depending on which section of the quarry it was taken from.
Pattern of Uba Tuba
Uba Tuba is a tightly packed grain pattern granite. There are few to little veins in its surface, with most of the pattern being made up of smaller and larger pieces of quartz. Very small veins of white, gold or turquoise may separate the larger pieces of color. The grain pattern of the stone can range in size from about the size of an apple seed to the size of a half dollar throughout the stone.
Names of Uba Tuba
In addition to “Uba Tuba” the granite may be called by several names, depending on the fabricator or stone yard selling it. Uba Tuba has also been known on the marketplace as Butterfly, Verde Uba Tuba, Verde Ubatuba, Verde Labrador and Green Labrador.
Variation in color among these names is usually due to the section of the quarry the stone was taken from. Stones marked “Verde” or “Green” are typically a brighter green in color than others.
Care of Uba Tuba Granite
Like every natural stone on the market today, Uba Tuba granite should be sealed with an impregnating sealer to help impede staining. The stone should also be cleaned with mild soap and water, or with a stone cleaner to help prevent stripping of its finish.