Ubatuba Leather

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Original name:
Ubatuba Leather

Other name(s) used:
Ubatuba Green, Verde Ubatuba, Verde Labrador

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Country of origin:
Black, Gold, Green
Kitchen, Bathroom, Fireplace, Floor
Ubatuba is a very popular granite from Brazil. A dark green stone with consistent speckling of gold, brown, and/or green colors. This variation has a leathered finish, giving the stone more depth and texture.
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  • Marble.com - Adrian 07:05PM, Mar 20 2013

    Hi, you are right that leather stone becomes more porous then granite. However the maintenance of the leather stone in terms of sealing is the same as for polished. In daily cleaning it doesn't show fingerprints or smudges at all. That one stone can be use for the countertop in the kitchen but I would recommend you to seal it every six months.

  • Zen333 09:13PM, Mar 19 2013

    Hello, I was considering Leathered finish granite for my kitchen. I was told, that this material becomes porous and absorbs a lot, so it's not really best use in kitchen (then where?)

  • Marble.com - Derek 01:37PM, Oct 22 2012

    My first and honest thoughts are that you should look at the full slabs of Ubatuba in person if you have not already done so. This way, you will be able to truly visualize the stone and you will be able to clearly tell the color tone of the particular batch of your interest. Please be aware that Ubatuba is quite a popular stone therefore fabricators usually have multiple shipments of this color if they are a large company (such as us) and the color tone can change a little in-between deliveries because of the normal characteristic changes of natural stone over time. From my personal experience, I can tell you that Ubatuba is a very dark stone but it has green undertones that are visible. I actually have this granite installed in my kitchen, and my particular slab just looks very dark, almost black (but the green hues are there if you look closely). This also depends on the lightning of your kitchen because if you have plenty of natural light and your kitchen is bright, then the colors in the countertop are accentuated. Lastly, you should acquire samples of the stone to bring home with you so you can put them against your cabinets in the kitchen light to see how you enjoy the combination side-by-side before you make a final decision. Hope this helps!

  • Guest 06:20PM, Oct 19 2012

    I am considering Uba Tuba Leathered for my kitchen -- worried that it will look more green than black and I'm going for black.  What are your thoughts?

  • Marble.com - Derek 08:32PM, Feb 3 2012 We have Ubatuba Leather available in our Ridgefield Park, NJ facility only.
  • Ccrane 02:52PM, Jan 30 2012 Do you have uba tuba leather in your South Plainfield facility?