Absolute Black

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Original name:
Absolute Black

Other name(s) used:
Indian Black, Nero Assoluto, Jet Black

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Solid Color
Kitchen, Bathroom, Fireplace, Floor, Outdoor
Very consistent solid black granite.
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  • Marble.com - Admin 06:40PM, Mar 4 2015

    Lisa, for any stone that's double silver and above, customers must directly contact our sales department. Here is a list of our locations with their phone numbers so you can see which one is best for you. http://www.marble.com/contact

  • Lisa 05:32PM, Feb 24 2015

    The estimating tool does not give the option to see the double silver pricing. How much more (percentage) would a double silver be compared to the single silver?

  • Marble.com - Jack 12:03PM, May 29 2014

    Sure, stop by any one of our six showrooms.

  • Sam 08:10PM, May 28 2014

    may i have a sample to be shown to my client?

  • Marble.com - Jack 07:57PM, May 13 2014

    Absolute Black falls under our Double Silver pricing category.

  • Terri 06:40PM, May 13 2014

    What price grouping is Absolute Black?

  • Marble.com - Jack 02:54PM, Apr 28 2014

    Honing the stone is removing the layer so it isn't as shinny. Technically it makes the stone susceptible to stains and oils since a slight layer is removed. However, if the stone is sealed and the user is proactive with the product you should be fine.

  • MKS 12:24PM, Apr 28 2014

    hello, i dislike a very shiny surface on absolute black granite and any stone/granite in general. Is the semi honed OK for a kitchen counter where there is lots of co0king going on? impervious to oil and acid and staining?

  • Marble.com - Derek 04:09PM, Feb 13 2013

    Hi there. Well, the Absolute Black would be a strong contrast against a white cabinet and create an elegant atmosphere with a contemporary touch. However, perhaps a solid black colored stone would be too plain and adding some warmer highlights could be appropriate. For example, options such as Black Galaxy with it's copper flecks or Monterrey Green with it's lime-golden colored undertones. Also, Bahia Brown could be a viable option to check out. Hope this helps!

  • Mbsteele1 05:52PM, Feb 9 2013

    Looking to redo my kitchen. WEre doing white cabinets with wood flooring. I really like the absolute black but my husband isnt to sure. Would the black be too much.vThe rest of the tones in the house are browns.

  • Marble.com - Derek 06:32PM, Jan 25 2013

    Hi there. Are there any granite colors you've looked at so far that have caught your attention? Hmm, the French Country style is somewhat rustic in my opinion. My recommendations for you to consider would go along the lines of Golden Namibia or Juparana Golden Vyara, Alternatively, as in the photo I've attached to my comment (which has taupe, chocolate glazed perimeter with a darker island -- like your situation), you can go with a darker stone for an elegant contrast of the perimeter and complement of the island. In this case, I enjoy choices such as Ubatuba Gold, Monterrey Green, Kosmus, or our new shipment called Black Impala. Hope this helps!

  • Jonchelle32 12:05AM, Jan 22 2013

    Doing a French Country Kitchen with taupe base coate and chocolate glaze, upper cabinets and a island stained cherry. What color granite for both do you recommend?

  • Marble.com - Derek 01:02PM, Jan 18 2013

    Hello. You're surely on the right track. I'd go with a muted gray with subtle greenish undertones. Specifically, take a look at Benjamin Moore Nantucket Breeze or perhaps Spring Bud. Best of luck!

  • Marble.com - Derek 01:00PM, Jan 18 2013

    Hello. For an estimate, you must send over the measurements to the sales office closest to you: www.marble.com/contact or you can use the Online Estimate Tool: www.marble.com/estimate 

  • Jo Ann Miller 04:02AM, Jan 14 2013

    I need a black granite top for 32" x 38" existing kitchen island in small kitchen.   I would like it to be half bull nose.  Please e-mail me some information with approx pricing.  
    my e-mail jodim62gmail .com  770-737-5270

  • Jo Ann Miller 03:59AM, Jan 14 2013

    I need a Black Granite top for an existing kitchen island that measures 32" x 38" I would like it with a half bull nose edge.  Please give me an estimate on this.  

  • Blackstar 06:31AM, Jan 13 2013

     Sorry, the granite is absolute black

  • Blackstar 06:30AM, Jan 13 2013

     Hi, I am remodeling my small bathroom. I have already installed absolute granite on the floor and 3ft. up on the walls. I have a white bathtub and shower area, white toilet, white vanity, and white sink. Would a soft green or green/gray work well with what I have? Thanks in advance

  • Marble.com - Derek 04:33PM, Nov 27 2012

    Hi Mossie. My recommendation for the floor tile selection would be Daltile Alessi Noce Glazed Porcelain or Daltile Alta Vista Drift Wood Porcelain. I've attached photos of my suggestions for your easy reference. An Emperador Dark Marble border would be appropriate for this set-up with Absolute Black. 

  • Moosie 05:23PM, Nov 26 2012

    Hello, I am re-doing my powder room and am replacing the builder grade cabinet with a furniture style standalone vanity that is a traditional piece. The finish on it is a glazed antique oak (creamy beige with an antique glaze finish). It has an absolute black top. What flooring recommendations do you have. I would like the field tile wo be a beige and I would like to add a darker border inset to create a rug effect. could I use an emperador border or would that not go with the absolute black countertop? I am including an example of the cabinet finish. Thanks for your help.

  • Marble.com - Natalia 01:57PM, Oct 1 2012

    You're welcome Olga! :-)

  • Olga 08:35PM, Sep 28 2012

    thank you!

  • Marble.com - Natalia 01:17PM, Sep 28 2012

    Hi Olga. You're on the right track, for an elegant, contemporary, and sleek design style for the space. In addition to the wonderful choices you're considering, I would like to add Imperial Coffee and Kosmus to the list. Out of the choices you've mentioned, I am most leaning toward the Platinum Bahia (also known as Brown Bahia). Cosmic Black is also an excellent choice and would complement the design nicely. You must look at the full slabs in-person to truly visualize the various choices and acquire samples to bring home to put against your cabinets in the kitchen light to see how you enjoy the various combinations. You can use the press of elimination during these steps to narrow it down to the color you're attracted to the most. Best of luck to you! :-)

  • Olga Krsinic 08:40PM, Sep 27 2012

    The cabinets are chocolate with an onyx glaze.   The appliances are stainless steel.  The porcelain floor tile is a mix of Brown/Ivory/Gray.  I was leaning toward a black granite counter top with a Ivory tile backsplash.  Would appreciate some recommendations.  (I've thought of Platinum Bahia, Cosmic Black, Solid Black, Butterfly Antique but I'm open)  I'd like a clean, rich look.    

  • Marble.com - Derek 05:44PM, Jun 29 2012

    The Absolute Black would look very elegant, slick, and contemporary against your white kitchen cabinets and other design elements. It's also a low maintenance, strong stone that is very durable. I say go for it!

  • Stacy 06:05PM, Jun 26 2012

    Looking for advice, please.  White kitchen cabinets, galley style.  White subway tile backsplash. Mutli-colored glass mosaic tile focal point above stove.  Full wall at end of alley kitchen in black chalkboard paint.  Would Absolute Black countertops be too much/too dark with the chalkboard wall?  At no point will the countertops but up against the wall.  On right side is tall white broom closet.  On left is frig with walkway to dining room/basement stairs.  Thanks!  -Stacy

  • Marble.com - Derek 06:05PM, May 16 2012

    Lower quality Absolute Black granite may contain calcite and may etch upon contact with acids just like marble, leaving dull spots on the surface. I recommend to do a Lemon Juice Test on a sample of the stone before purchase to test the absorbency and acid sensitivity of the Absolute Black you're considering. You can find the directions here: 

  • Marianne 01:26PM, May 16 2012

    I was recently told by a granite company that they would not guarantee the absolute black because they said it is more susceptible to etching (even with a permanent seal) ts this true? I am really wanting it but am afraid to make a purchase due to the cost and no warranty, any information would be helpful!

  • Marble.com - Derek 03:35PM, Jan 10 2012 You can also input the measurements into our Estimate Tool for an instant price: www.marble.com/estimate
  • Marble.com - Kinga 12:34PM, Jan 9 2012 For pricing and availability, please contact a sales office near you http://www.marble.com/contact
  • LNLRNR@VERIZON NET 07:06PM, Jan 8 2012 18"Wx66"L. slab for in front of my raised hearth fire place, in place of a hearth rug.


  • Marble.com - Kinga 09:35PM, Nov 28 2011 I love that backsplash! It will definitely work with Absolute Black. Most definitely go for it!
  • Marble.com - Derek 07:55PM, Nov 23 2011 It's a nice contrast between Absolute Black and your tile backsplash decision and it seems like you've found an acceptable balance between the two cabinet and granite colors. Go for it!
  • Marble.com - Derek 01:27PM, Oct 11 2011 I can see where you're coming from with that statement. However, I've seen very beautiful and rich kitchens done in Cosmic Black throughout the whole design. Each to their own! :-) That is the positive aspect of granite styles, everyone has their own taste and I can assure you there is absolutely no wrong answer in picking a particular color simply because they are all nature's beauty.
  • Geri 06:54PM, Oct 7 2011 Cosmic black in my way of thinking belpons in a bar/lounge
  • Marble.com - Derek 12:41PM, Aug 11 2011 Absolute Black will look elegant with a classic touch, go for it! Another option could be Cosmic Black. I'd use a travertine floor in a medium brown shade.
  • Shirley 10:24PM, Aug 9 2011 I am building a new house.  For the cabinets I picked birch in a flat contemporary style in a honey color with stainless handles.  I am thinking a dark blue glass backsplash. Will absolute black countertops look okay?  What color floor would go with this?  Thanks!
  • Marble.com - Derek 05:09PM, Aug 5 2011 I second the half bullnose suggestion, because a full bullnose is prone to having water drip along the curve and into the cabinet. For wall color, my recommendation is Muralo "Daydream" for an open and airy feel. I've attached an image of the color.
  • Marble.com - Kinga 03:20PM, Aug 5 2011 No problem! Let me know what you end up doing!
  • R Shousterman 02:50PM, Aug 5 2011 Thank you.
  • Marble.com - Kinga 01:11PM, Aug 5 2011 Go for the half bullnose because it makes the stone look thicker which will give your vanity top a rich and expensive feel. For wall color, check out Benjamin Moore’s “Sterling” or “Pebble Beach” and consider adding a deep grey or even black 5 or 6 inch paint boarder closer to the ceiling (maybe 10-20 inches away from the ceiling depending on the actual height of the room) to create drama and add visual height to the room.
  • R Shousterman 12:59PM, Aug 5 2011 Thanks for the vote of confidence.  Now, what type of edge would you suggest?  I am considering full or half bullnose.  Also what colour paint -- I know that anything goes with black and white and I am tending towards grey but would welcome your suggestions.
  • Marble.com - Kinga 07:47PM, Aug 3 2011 I agree with Derek’s suggestion. The Absolute Black is a fantastic stone that will work well in your setup. My vote is also for the Absolute Black!
  • Marble.com - Derek 07:28PM, Aug 3 2011 It's a solid match that's for sure. A checkered black and white bathroom is a modern and elegant design. In addition, the Absolute Black is a very durable granite so I think it's a great choice, go for it! :)
  • Marble.com - Derek 05:43PM, Aug 3 2011 Please call by phone the closest location to you to speak with a trained and professional sales representative. They are happily waiting for your call: www.marble.com/locations

    In addition, I recommend to read our Order Process to become informed on the quick and easy step-by-step process of ordering with your company: www.marble.com/order-process
  • R Shousterman 01:09PM, Aug 3 2011 We are purchasing a black MDF vanity for our hall bathroom.  The tile flooring is a black and white tumbled marble mosaic pattern.  The pattern is repeated in the shower floor and the shower wall tiles are akin to a subway style in white.

    Will the absolute black granite be too dark?  I know it will be dramatic and my husband prefers it to a marble countertop.  Thoughts?
  • Marble.com - Kinga 09:19PM, Aug 2 2011 Please contact a location near you to see if they have the stones you are considering in stock so you can come in and view them in person. Please make sure you provide us with layout and measurements in order for us to provide you with an estimate.
  • Caryl Ehrlich 08:52PM, Aug 2 2011 I'm interested in getting a quote (speaking to someone in person) for kitchen counters. . Am interested in the black marble and the quartzite white with some gray waves and would need a quote . . What's the next step?
  • Marble.com - Derek 09:37PM, Aug 1 2011 Absolute Black is a classic choice and has been proven to withstand the test of time. It's a durable, low-maintenance application and creates an elegant look, especially against light cabinetry. Go for it!
  • Marble.com - Kinga 05:47PM, Aug 1 2011 Absolute Black works with everything since it doesn’t have specific colors or patterns you normally have to match. The AB would be a perfect addition to your setup. The overall look you are creating is very timeless and classic so go for it!
  • Prt1988 04:19PM, Aug 1 2011 We are remodeling  our kitchen we ordered a black granite topped table, it has some brown and white swirls in it, and we were thinking about the absolute black countertops, our cabinets will be white, walls will be a very light green and the floors are wooden refinished , the fridge  and oven are stainless, cookktop is black so is the sink, does this seem to work?
  • Marble.com - Derek 12:29PM, Jul 19 2011 Craigslist is a good place to start -- place an ad there!
  • Marble.com - Kinga 05:16PM, Jul 15 2011 Unfortunately, we do not purchase countertops or other pieces. We only purchase bundles of full slabs from quarries around the world. I would suggest you place an ad in your local newspaper or online to find a potential buyer. Hope this helps!
  • Yvam777 04:41PM, Jul 15 2011 Hi there,

    I notice you offer granite and marble but do you happen to buy? Reason being I am moving out of my condo and needing to sell 2 slabs of Black Granite from India. the first is 29" x 101" (rounded edges) and the other is 31" x 99 1/2" (3 rounded edges in flat back). They were used atop 2 countertops. If you are not interested, would you be able to point me in a good direction as to who may be interested in buying them?

    Thank you :)
  • Marble.com - Kinga 10:03PM, Jul 7 2011 We can fabricate a vanity for you as a pick-up order or we can install it at your home.  If the stone is 1.25” in thickness, we may be able to thin it down to .75” depending on the stone itself. For pricing and availability, please contact a sales office. http://www.marble.com/contact
  • Myrtfox2 03:42AM, Jul 7 2011 Want Absolute Black granite or marble for vanity measuring 18"x 30" which would make the countertop 19"-191/2" x31" WITH A backsplash if 3-4".  Possible?  Price?  How long?
    shipping to New York state.
  • Carol 12:24PM, Feb 28 2011 I would like to get a price on absolute black granite slabs that are precut 26" X 26" along with a trim molding. I am doing a flip and I want granite, but would prefer these slabs to granite tiles. What say you?
    • All Granite and Marble 08:45AM, Mar 1 2011 Carol: For pricing, please contact our sales office.
  • Margaret Smith 08:51PM, Nov 16 2010 Thinking of going granite for our kitchen countertops and would like your suggestions as to what would look nice for both the counters & the backsplash. We have natural oak cabinets with lots of grain showing in a medium honey finish. So the cabinets look a bit busy. We have light colored tan/white floating floors. Appliances are white. We would like granite countertops that don't look too busy. What would you suggest. Thanks.
    • All Granite and Marble 11:29AM, Nov 19 2010 Margaret Smith: I'd go darker on the granite with a color like Butterfly Antique or Tropical Brown. For backsplash, you should offset the darker color with a lighter backsplash, perhaps a tumbled botticino marble or just a simple off-white subway tile.
  • allisonLees 03:05PM, Nov 7 2010 I have a very small kitchen ( anout 13X16) I have decoartors white cabinets,stainless appliances and am changing the coutertops ,faucet and pulls. I love mixing the metals so I may do a brushed brass on pulls ( I also have a zince kitchen table) ..I was thinking of carrera and or calcutta marble .on island and antique black absoluteon the rest.1. is my kithcen to small to do 2 diff countertops ? and would you recommend these choices? If not what do you recommend. Thank you
    • All Granite and Marble 12:42PM, Nov 8 2010 AllisonLees: Neither of these colors are busy, so these choices are fine for your set-up, go for it! Your kitchen will look stunning.
  • Caitlyn 04:57PM, Sep 11 2010 I have maple cabinets with a chocolate edging and a wood floor lighter than the cabinets.. I would like a contrast with browns.and do not care for tropical brown. Can you give me 2 suggestions please.
    • All Granite and Marble 09:36AM, Sep 13 2010 Caitlyn: Baltic Brown or Arandis Chocolate.
  • Paul 03:36PM, Aug 22 2010 I am searching for the finest grained black absolute granite available for use as bathroom flooring. I need a 3/4-in. slab. Can you make a recommendation from your stock?
    • All Granite and Marble 08:26AM, Aug 23 2010 Paul: The Absolute Black on this page is our finest grained premium variety. However, we do not sell full slabs, we are a fabricator.
  • Neeta 05:20PM, May 25 2010 We have white cabinets with a light browni tile on the floor. Thinking of changing the countertops from white tile to Absolute Black.granite. Any idea what would be a good backsplash to go with it?
    • All Granite and Marble 08:50AM, May 26 2010 Neeta: I recommend to try a glass subway tile with gold and/or gray tones, that would look really nice.
  • anup 10:35AM, Apr 22 2010 how much money granite
    • All Granite and Marble 03:11PM, Apr 22 2010 anup: For pricing please contact the sales office.
  • George 12:09PM, Jan 23 2010 Thinking of getting this granite for kitchen countertops. diamond (color: cider maple) cabinets
    • All Granite and Marble 10:58AM, Jan 25 2010 George: Very good choice.
  • liaquat 12:41PM, Jan 11 2010 i know do marble purchase and i have also marble company in pakistan. i need buyier. $$$$$$$$$$
    • All Granite and Marble 01:08PM, Jan 11 2010 liaquat: Use the "Contact Us" page.
  • Ashley Kechter 01:26AM, Dec 12 2009 I am trying to find a granite that is not too busy and will allow me to do a nice backsplash. I have picked out darker wood cabinets (chestnut finish) and would like something to go with it. I have a smaller kitchen with 2 windows. It is hard to find a granite that isn't super busy. What would go best?
    • All Granite and Marble 02:41PM, Dec 12 2009 Ashley Kechter: You could go with all black, it's very classy.
  • Cindy 01:30PM, Nov 27 2009 We purchased a home with absolute black granite kitchen counters, island and backsplash. The cabinets are white with a white tile floor with small black diamonds. Very stark. We are installing hardwood floors (walnut finish) to match the rest of the house. We will replace the backsplash (with an earthy tumbled marble i think) and are considering replacing just the island granite for something that won't smudge and will allow us to "warm" up the room and bring in the floor, wall and backsplash earth toned colors. Would you suggest changing just the island granite to accomplish this? If so, which granites might work well? Thank you.
    • All Granite and Marble 04:46PM, Nov 27 2009 Cindy: Changing the island granite to something more lively is an excellent idea. I suggest Solarius or perhaps Crema Bordeaux.
  • deborah 10:59AM, Nov 17 2009 What do you think of the contrast we are considering, white cabinets with absolute black counter, island area very dark brown almost black cabinets with santa ceilca counter, white trim and dark red walls?
    • All Granite and Marble 04:25PM, Nov 17 2009 deborah: Maybe chocolate glazed cabinets to compliment the browns and darker granite would be better.
  • Krista 06:30PM, Aug 27 2009 Pat, We are thinking of getting absolute black granite for our kitchen counter. Is your granite honed? If so, is that why the rings from cups don't come off? Thanks.
    • All Granite and Marble 08:52AM, Aug 28 2009 Krista: This particular Absolute Black is not honed, is polished, however we have a honed version of this material.
  • hello world 05:44AM, May 8 2009 I purchased this absolute granite for kitchen counter tops and it is rings from cups will not come off as much as we try it is stained.
    • All Granite and Marble 09:50AM, May 8 2009 hello world: That makes me question the stone's origin. We've heard reports of stones that were stained to look like Absolute Black. To test it you can moisten a cotton swab in acetone (or nail polish remover) and wipe the counters in an inconspicuous area. No color should transfer to the swab. Also, is it honed or polished?
  • charlee 03:49PM, Apr 22 2009 I bought slabs of polished absolute black granite for my counter tops, but would prefer a honed finish. Is there some way to change it?
    • All Granite and Marble 09:55AM, Apr 23 2009 charlee: Yes, it can be honed, but to achieve an even finish, special machinery is required.
  • John 02:42AM, Feb 1 2009 Thinking of getting this granite for kitchen countertops. diamond (color: cider maple) cabinets
    • All Granite and Marble 09:27AM, Feb 2 2009 John: Excellent contrast. Be prepared for a lot of cleaning. It shows dirt, fingerprints and smudges a lot.
  • maureen 09:29PM, Jan 21 2009 What would you suggest for a bathroom (medium size with one window) with medium stained cherry vanity and white with very light grey and pink marbling floors? Granite or marble? Would a black work or should I go light? I am going for a spa feel.
    • All Granite and Marble 09:26AM, Jan 22 2009 maureen: I think that black would feel out of place there. Also, I would lean towards marble. More of a classic and elegant feel to it in a bathroom. Something like Brecia Onyciata or Daine Real.
  • All Granite and Marble 01:47PM, Nov 18 2008 KULWINDER BAL:
  • Mary A. 01:40AM, Oct 9 2008 What dark stone (mostly black with brown speckles)would you suggest for a new kitchen with medium stained Cherry cabinetry, Natural Red Oak hardwood floors and stainless steel appliances.
    • All Granite and Marble 01:47PM, Nov 18 2008 Mary A.: Try Platinum Bahia. It's a very dark and rich brown With some golden reflections throughout. Very very clean look.
  • Joyce L 09:34AM, May 15 2008 Please tell me how to clean black honed marble
    • All Granite and Marble 03:35PM, Jun 18 2008 Joyce L: Give it a thorough wash with a soft brush and warm water with dish soap. Then use a dedicated granite cleaner such as the one we have in our store. store.marble.com
  • roni e p 05:37PM, Mar 17 2008 i have pepper colored vanity and i wanted a dark choc brown solid granite or any stone. do you have one and if not would rec: ab black. I am putting a rust orange vessle sink on it. thanks
    • All Granite and Marble 11:14AM, Apr 4 2008 roni e p: Check out Platinum Bahia (also known as chocolate brown).
  • Debbie 01:36PM, Feb 27 2008 I have light maple cabinets. Can you suggest a granite color that won't show everything? SS appliances, beige floor, sage green walls.
    • All Granite and Marble 09:04AM, Feb 29 2008 Debbie: Anything medium dark to dark, with a visible pattern. Lots and lots of stone to choose from.
  • Max 09:41PM, Dec 27 2007 How can I maintain for Absolute Black?
    • All Granite and Marble 12:11PM, Jan 3 2008 Max: Absolute black is one of a kind. It literally does not require any maintenance other than regular cleaning.
  • Eileen L 07:54AM, Nov 2 2007 Is this similar to 'Black pearl' or do you have something comparable?
    • All Granite and Marble 12:08PM, Nov 5 2007 Eileen L: There are a few other black stones, but Absolute Black has the finest grain.
  • pat dalbin 09:39AM, Aug 7 2007 I purchased this absolute granite for kitchen counter tops and it is rings from cups will not come off as much as we try it is stained.
    • All Granite and Marble 11:29AM, Aug 11 2007 pat dalbin: depending on what it is you spilled, different actions can be taken. Please provide more detail.