- Derek 02:46PM, Jan 16 2013

In regard to a backsplash, I'm leaning toward a warm tumbled natural stone tile such as Noce Travertine or perhaps a Walnut Fontane Travertine tile. 

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    - Derek
    02:44PM, Jan 16 2013

    Yes, the Ubatuba is an excellent choice in your situation. It's a very durable and elegant granite selection that will offer a sleek contrast against oak colored cabinetry. 

  • Forstanzi 01:24AM, Jan 10 2013

    one more question, what kind of back splash

  • Forstanzi 01:24AM, Jan 10 2013

    hello
    I have pavers on the floor and am thinking of a granite countertop,would uba Tuba work. Cabinets are medium oak,don't like them , but need to keep them
    thanks

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    - Derek
    02:32PM, Jan 9 2013

    Hello. I'm not familiar with the Rustoleum refinishing kit but did some research online on it. From the looks of it, I'd lean toward the Gingerbread or Provincial color that they offer for refinishing the cabinet shade in your particular situation.

  • Jr Berger96 02:19AM, Jan 4 2013

    I've currently got Uba Tuba granite in my kitchen with a medium brown, glass backsplash (subway-style) with a stone tile "row" running along the backsplash (which has a variety of subtle colors including brown, gray, "bluish", etc).  I've got builder grade medium oak cabinets that I'd like to refinish.  Due to cost constraints, I'm looking into the Rustoleum refinishing kit.  I just don't know what color to use on the cabinets without the kitchen appearing too dark.  Any suggestions?

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    - Derek
    04:33PM, Dec 12 2012

    Would it be possible for you to upload a photo of your backsplash for me to see? This would give me give you accurate thoughts and suggestions. Thanks!

  • Sjhatt72 05:12PM, Dec 9 2012

    Thanks Derek. I am really tired of the golden oak and would like to change the cabinet color. The cabinets are in good shape and I'm thinking of using the Rustoleum cabinet refinishing kit to change the cabinet color. I really like the dark cherry color but I'm not sure that the dark green tile backsplash would go with cherry so I'm willing to go with some thing more neutral like rustic brown. Would the granite colors you mentioned still look nice? I'd like to go with a dark colored granite but I'm afraid the white grout in the backsplash wouldn't look right. Would changing the grout to a darker color help?

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    - Derek
    04:53PM, Dec 6 2012

    The Ubatuba featured on this page is a very dark green with dark brown flecks, as well as Butterfly Antique. For options with less green, take a look at colors such as Copa Gold, Amarello Boreal, and Tropical Brown. All of these suggestions I've mentioned would offset the golden oak cabinets very nicely. Hope this helps!

  • Sjhatt72 08:24PM, Dec 2 2012

    I have dark green tile backsplash with white grout and medium golden oak cabinets which I would like to refinish with a darker rustic brown color or whatever would look best. I want to keep the green backsplash what color granite would go well with this?

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    - Derek
    02:19PM, Nov 30 2012

    Hello Connie. It sounds like you have a pretty unique backsplash (that's not a bad thing!) However, can you provide me with a photo of your tile so I can better visualize the situation to give you appropriate, complementary countertop choices. I look forward to your photos. Thanks!

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    - Derek
    02:39PM, Nov 29 2012

    Hello again. We do not sell these tile recommendations I've suggested to you. They are just that: recommendations I'm familiar with because of expertise in this area of design help. We specialize in countertop fabrication so we do not generally sell backsplash products. I cannot recommend a store of website that sells these products, you will have to find them. I recommend to use a popular online search engine such as Google to look up "Fire and Ice Backsplash" to find brick-and-mortar or online vendors that sell this tile product. Best of luck to you!

  • Connie Vanepps 06:10PM, Nov 28 2012

    I have a large kitchen with honey colored  oak cabinets.I'm looking for a granite to coordinate with the room.  My problem is that I have white tile black splash which has a green and blue vine-like trim which I don't want to change out at this point. (I'm not sure why the prior owner choose this back splash).  Can you suggest a granite that would tie this together? 

  • Beura Larkin 04:08PM, Nov 27 2012

    We like the fire and ice alot is that something we can purchase through you guys or do you know anywhere online I may be able to purchase?

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    - Derek
    03:14PM, Nov 27 2012

    Hi Beura. I have some suggestions for you that I think could be quite appropriate to go against your Ubatuba. Take a look at Golden Tumbled Travertine w/ Glass Inserts, Fire & Ice - Slate & Quartz Mosaic, and perhaps Anatolia Bliss Silver Aspen Glass & Stone Linear Blend. I've attached photos for your easy reference. 

  • Beura Larkin 01:34AM, Nov 25 2012

    I forgot to say but we want to use stone and glass for the backsplash that's why I asked about the colors

  • Beura Larkin 01:14AM, Nov 25 2012

    When we purchased our home the original couple who had the home built went with ubatuba your ID 832. That looks like what we have. We have oak cabinets and the color is spice appliances are black. We have the 4 inch backsplash of the ubatuba granite and wanted to fill in the rest of the wall with backsplash what colors do you recommend?

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    - Natalia
    02:33PM, Oct 4 2012

    Well, if you want to use a different cabinet color and granite for the island (in contrast to the Ubatuba & maple combination for the perimeter), I think a dark cherry island color would be a good complement, and the island granite should be light for contrast and to offset the dark perimeter Ubatuba. I recommend colors such as Giallo Ornamental, Santa Cecilia, or Ouro Brasil. Hope this helps! 

  • Gilbysorchard 11:21PM, Oct 3 2012

     what would be a coordinating granite for a center island and what would you recommend for color cabinet?  light maple again

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    - Derek
    01:08PM, Sep 25 2012

    Hello. You're on the right tracking in thinking about using a tumbled natural stone tile that is not too dark so you have some contrast to offset the dark but elegant Ubatuba granite. My recommendations for you to consider are tumbled 2" x 2" Sienna Gold tile, tumbled 1" x 2" Noce Travertine herringbone mosaic, and/or perhaps a 3" x 3" Glazed Porcelain Portenza Terra di Siena mosaic. I've attached photos of these choices for your easy reference. Best of luck!

  • Shanmcauliffe 01:18AM, Sep 22 2012

    We recently had our cabinets resurfaced in cherry with a burgundy finish.  our countertop is ubatuba and our flooring is a medium oak color.  We are debating what to do for a backsplash and are afraid to make it too dark what with the already dark cabinets and countertops.  Any recommendations?  We liked the samples of tumbled stone in a charcoal but I think that will be too dark. 

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    - Derek
    01:15PM, Sep 21 2012

    I've looked up your cabinet color online and found a variety called Fairfield Maple Nutmeg. I've attache a photo to my response. Is this the correct cabinet color that you have?

  • Katie 01:08AM, Sep 21 2012

    We are getting the fairfield flat panel cabinets in nutmeg,
    stainless steel appliances and tanish white floor tiles. We have a choice
    between uba tuba granite or a lighter granite (sorry don't know the name) we
    liked the uba tuba but I just can't picture it together… it looks good against
    the samples but as a whole kitchen?? Anyone have any pictures?

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    - Natalia
    02:21PM, Sep 20 2012

    I recommend a happy medium such as a granite color with warmth and rustic depth that is not overly dark but not very light either. Before I go in-depth on my suggestions, what color are your cabinets? You wrote that you have black and red appliances, I think that was a mistake somewhere in there. Please clarify. Thanks! :-)

  • Lorijconner 05:36PM, Sep 19 2012

    I have tan ceramic tile on my floor, tan backsplash (both have different shades of tan with some a bit darker) and I have stainless steel and black appliances. I am ready to have granite countertops installed and can't decide on a color. I've got red appliances and curtains. My husband likes the dark countertops, i.e., black, but I'm not sure. Any suggestions?

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    - Natalia
    01:42PM, Sep 19 2012

    Hello! I have a few recommendations for you. A warm and light backsplash to contrast the Ubatuba and pick-up the cabinets would be appropriate. Take a look at Sienna Gold 1" x 2" polished mosaic, Noce tumbled travertine 1" x 2" herringbone mosaic, and Durango Solana 1" x 1" honed mosaic. I've attached photos for your reference. Good luck!

  • Gilbysorchard 09:04PM, Sep 18 2012

    what would be a good backsplash with uba tuba and light maple cabinets

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    - Derek
    09:41PM, Sep 7 2012

    Hi Kathy. To be honest with you, the full Ubatuba backsplash could be a little too much in a sense that the design could get too dark IF you have a small kitchen space with not the best natural light. However, if this is NOT the case and it's a large kitchen area with plenty of natural light then this design will look elegant and contemporary. Just so you can have some food for thought, I will give you two regular backsplash tile suggestions. One is a glass tile from the Mirabelle Collection in a peat brown color in a brick pattern. Also, an interesting idea would be the ever-popular Fire and Ice backsplash tile series which is a lighter choice for contrast. I've attached photos of my suggestions for your reference. Good luck!

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    - Derek
    08:45PM, Sep 7 2012

    Hello! My recommendations for you to consider as an appropriate tile against Ubatuba countertops with cherry-like colored cabinets would be a Giallo Etrusco mosaic or Crema Marfil marble with Emperador Dark marble inserts. I've attached photos of my suggestions for your easy reference. For the wall color, take a look at Benjamin Moore series Honeyed Almond color. Good luck!

  • kathy 07:40PM, Sep 4 2012

    We have honey oak cabinets and stainless steel appliances. We've chosen uba tuba for countertop,full height backsplash and window sill. Do you think this will look nice or is it too much?

  • kathy 07:35PM, Sep 4 2012

    We have honey oak cabinets and have chosen  uba tuba countertop and full height uba tuba backslash. Do you think this will be too much?

  • Mariabennettbiggers 03:34AM, Sep 3 2012

    My house is not built yet , but I am very excited and will like some help with colors and backsplash , my countertops are going to be like a maple , almost cherry, the uba tuba for the countertops and stencil steel appliances , what color or style of splash back should I get and the wall color for the kitchen to make my kitchen wonderful ? Thank you I appreciate all the help I could get

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    - Natalia
    07:15PM, Aug 31 2012

    Hello. You should first make a final decision on the countertops then you can look for a wall color that will complement the kitchen set-up as a whole so it can tie everything in together smoothly and with elegance. The always timeless and classic Ubatuba granite looks sharp against a cabinet shade such as yours and it's subtly golden undertones pick-up the cabinet color as well. Another similar granite I highly recommend is called Butterfly Antique and maybe also Monterrey Green. I've created a Comparison Chart of these three choices for your easy side-by-side reference: 
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     Let me know your thoughts on these!

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    - Derek
    07:29PM, Aug 30 2012

    What is the new granite that you've chosen? Is it the Ubatuba that is featured on this page? If so, then for a glass tile recommendation I suggest Mirabelle Collection peat brown glass in a brick pattern. I've attached a photo for your easy reference. Hope this helps!

  • Guest 10:32PM, Aug 28 2012

    We are redoing our kitchen and we chose a cinnamon colored maple cabinets.  We were thinking about uba tuba granite counters, but not sure.  Any recommendations?  Also, any ideas on what color we can paint the wall that would look good with the granite counters and maple cabinets? 

  • Peterm013 01:23AM, Aug 24 2012

    We are installing new granite in the kitchen what glass tiles to you recommend for the back splash please send pictures

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    - Derek
    08:34PM, Aug 17 2012

    Hello -- sorry for the late response. Let me start off by saying that sage colored walls along with Ubatuba counters are NOT too much of a match, but rather a beautiful complement! I have Ubatuba counters installed in my home, and you must understand that the standard variety of Ubatuba is a very dark, elegant color that has a greenish tint as an undertone, but not a primary color. You can surely use a different colored granite as the bathroom vanity top, the granite absolutely is not required to stay the same throughout the home. Actually, it's the complete opposite of that -- it should be unique and highlight itself as the focal point of the room it's in. Hope that makes some sense! Some other beautiful dark choices that I recommend to consider are Imperial Coffee, Bahia Brown, and Monterrey Green (again, it's not very green at all).

  • Jmbaker1 01:26AM, Aug 10 2012

    We are upgrading our old white kitchen and bathroom countertops and chose Uba tuba to compliment our honey oak cabinets. Our kitchen is currently painted a light sage color- will this be too much green? Also, would you pick a different color granite for the bathrooms (1 off of the kitchen, 2 upstairs) or keep them all consistent? Also upgrading to oil rubbed bronze faucets and fixtures. Thanks!

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    - Derek
    05:43PM, Aug 7 2012

    I am leaning toward the Tan Brown granite in your situation. This combination will create a cozy and traditional atmosphere.

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    - Derek
    04:12PM, Aug 2 2012

    Hello. You could surely use the Ubatuba throughout the design for a sleek, elegant style and the light floor / backsplash would still provide enough contrast to offset the darker Ubatuba. That's what I would do, but if you also want to explore lighter, warmer colors then you should look at Santa Cecilia and Giallo Napoleone. Good luck!

  • Dejblu8 01:03AM, Jul 31 2012

    We have cherry blossom cabinets and i am truing to decide on tan brown granite or uba tuba granite? Woukd tht look okay w cherry caninets and floors?

  • Shamrock382001 01:59AM, Jul 29 2012

    Hi,  We have Ubatuba granite on our island and would like to your ideas for a coordinating granite for the counters. The cabinets are medium brown cherry with tan ceramic tile backsplash, tan tile flooring and stainless steel and black appliances.  Attached are two photos.  Would you recommend using a different granite or should we play it safe and go with Ubatuba?

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    - Derek
    04:09PM, Jul 11 2012

    Hello. Both are excellent choices but it depends which design style you want to go in. Do you want to contrast the warm honey oak cabinets with a darker, sleek, and elegant Ubatuba? Or perhaps just complement the cabinets with the classic Ornamental shade that and keep the look of the kitchen nice and neutral. Personally, I recommend to use the Ubatuba as it will offset the cabinets beautifully. Hope this helps!

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    - Derek
    01:18PM, Jul 11 2012

    Ubatuba is one of the most durable, strongest stones. The scratches that occurred during the fabrication do not seem like something that would happen often. I have Ubatuba installed in my kitchen for many years and have not had any problems at all. I say go for it!

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    - Derek
    02:23PM, Jul 9 2012

    Ubatuba is a really dark green, almost looks like a black. And it indeed has golden flecks in the slabs. I highly and strongly recommend to visit a stone yard to look at the full slabs in-person as soon as possible to truly visualize the various colors. Seeing pictures does not do the stones any justice and can be quite misleading. For less green and more black, I recommend to check out Black Pearl. 

  • TLF 11:36PM, Jul 4 2012

    We have honey oak cabinets, black appliances, & med. oak flooring.

    We are considering Ubatuba or Gaillo Ornamental for our counter tops.

    On one hand the Ubatuba is very striking, shiny, and beautiful.
    Gaillo Ornamental seems safe. Wish it was shiny like the Ubatuba.

    Please tell me your suggestions as we just can't decide.
     

  • Dani Inaustin 05:41PM, Jul 2 2012

    FYI- my kitchen walls are a darker taupe (Laura Ashley Taupe 5 from Lowes)

  • Dani Inaustin 05:39PM, Jul 2 2012

    Is Ubatuba prone to showing scratches? The granite company I have used is having to redo my ubatuba counters due to scratches possibly received as the stone was being fabricated. Should I be wary of using the same type of stone? What stinks is I have already purchased my tile for the backsplash (Anatolia Bliss linear Amber Tea) so the stone would need to look good with a pickled oak cabinet, SS appliances and a cream colored tile. Any advice will be appreciated, thanks!!

  • Elaine 10:09PM, Jul 1 2012

    Help!! We are in the process og building a new house out of state..some items, such as the kitchen cabinets were pre-selected. Cabinets are a hojney maple color, I picked the Ubatuba thinking it was black with gold flecks..now I am reading its a dark green?. I am not a big fan of green and am starting to get worried. is there a black ubatuba? also what color walls do you suggest with this combination?

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    - Derek
    12:56PM, Jun 29 2012

    I'm very happy that the project is coming along nicely! :-)

  • mitzi 11:33PM, Jun 24 2012

    Thanks, I appreciate it.  Our cabinets are 50% in and the granite will be ordered on Thursday.  We also decided to purchase medium shade hickory Pergo laminate.  Should come together nicely.  Just want the mess over with! :)

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    - Derek
    04:57PM, Jun 8 2012

    Ubatuba can vary to some degree in color tone between deliveries, but all of them have a green undertone. It's a very dark green, almost a black. Polished surface makes the stone generally darker. You should look at the slabs in-person as it's hard to tell from pictures: www.Marmidicarrara.com
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  • gretchie 05:01AM, Jun 4 2012

    I'm looking for a brushed or leather Uba Tuba but the ones I've seen look more green than black. I want to have the "black" look. Does all Uba Tuba look more green when it's not polished? Thanks.

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    - Derek
    03:01PM, May 22 2012

    Too vague. As Kinga stated, we need more project information on what kind of set-up and design elements you have in the bathroom now.

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    - Kinga
    11:48AM, May 22 2012

    What is the surrounding like? What is the cabinet and countertop color? Are you changing the wall colors? Do you want light or dark? Consistent or wavy? If you can give me some more information on what you are looking for, I will be able to give you some ideas!

  • Chris R Dicicco 02:21AM, May 22 2012

    I have Uba Tuba tile flooring in my bathroom.  I am looking to remove the shower insert and want to put tile in.  Besides Uba Tuba, what would some good marble tile choices be in terms of color?

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    - Kinga
    06:32PM, May 18 2012

    You are very welcome! If you have any other questions, do not hesitate to contact us again!

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    - Derek
    03:01PM, May 17 2012

    You're very welcome!

  • guest 05:14AM, May 17 2012

    Thanks, Derek.

  • guest 05:13AM, May 17 2012

    Thanks for the prompt reply. Yes, that helps a lot.

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    - Derek
    02:47PM, May 16 2012

    I recommend a honed surface for the backsplash tile, therefore I am leaning toward the travertine. It's a popular and timeless choice, go for it!

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    - Derek
    03:53PM, May 12 2012

    For an estimate, please contact the closest sales office to you with the measurements you require: www.Marmidicarrara.com
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    or you can use the Online Estimate Tool: www.Marmidicarrara.com
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    - Kinga
    01:26PM, May 11 2012

    Marble, as a countertop, requires more maintenance than granite. It simply means you have to seal it more often, always keep it clean, refrain from using chemicals like bleach or ammonia as cleaning agents and you definitely have to be careful with certain spills as they can stain the countertop. If you install a marble backsplash, all you do is seal it periodically and clean with mild soap and warm water. Sealing will help prevent stains from penetrating your marble. Hope this helps!

  • guest 06:03AM, May 11 2012

    I keep reading that polished marble is very difficult to maintain in a kitchen? Is it true? What should i be aware of before i install marble backsplash?

  • guest 09:19PM, May 9 2012

    Thanks. The baja cream is honed travertine. I like the pattern in the baja cream and i like the polished surface of diano reale marble. I am so confused...

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    - Derek
    03:33PM, May 9 2012

    You can use either the Diano Reale or Baja Cream marble in a 4" x 4" cut diagonal pattern with Ubatuba accent inserts throughout. That's a great idea!

  • guest 02:14PM, May 8 2012

    HI!
    I recently got Ubatuba granite countertops installed with 4 inch backsplash. I think the cabinets are maple chestnut (not sure). I have same color hardwood floors. I liked Diano reale and diana royal polished marble tiles and honed baja cream travertine tiles so far for the backsplash. Since the space is less, i am planning to get 4 X 4 daigonal pattern. I Am not sure which will be best match for my kitchen. I have attached a picture of my kitchen. Also, will  4 squares (1/2 X 1/2) of ubatuba granite as a deco piece look nice? i am thinking of not more than 8-9 such decos. Will just plain tiles look better? I appreciate your response. Thanks.

  • Frederick 10:48PM, May 5 2012

    need estimate for id 748 for island  36" x 72"

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    - Derek
    05:36PM, May 2 2012

    Well, the Tropical Brown is a medium brownish shade with warm undertones and may be a better choice than the elegant but very dark Ubatuba. I recommend to acquire samples of both and put them against your cabinets in the kitchen light to see how you enjoy the combination. I'd go with the Tropical Brown. 

  • Klyoung15 11:24AM, Apr 28 2012

    We are remodeling our kitchen but leaving existing light custom hickory cabinets and stainless steel appliances.  We are putting in dark espresso wood floors.  We have chosen ubatuba granite for the countertops but are starting to doubt ourselves in that it might be too much dark with the floors too. Our other choice was tropic brown.  What do you suggest?

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    - Derek
    08:28PM, Apr 27 2012

    As King already eloquently stated, Ubatuba is a wonderful choice to go against light cabinets for a deep contrast. The low porosity of the stone means that you will not have to seal it often = low maintenance. Go for it! 

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    - Kinga
    06:45PM, Apr 26 2012

    What really draws me to the Ubatuba is the rich, organic feel of the stone. To continue that natural, organic look, consider using Peregrine C, Sanguine and Shalimar Gold. Out of the ones I suggested, my favorite is the Peregrine C. The beautiful colors and veins of that granite would break up the darkness of the Ubatuba while complimenting the design. Let me know what you think!

  • Patty 10:21PM, Apr 25 2012

    Thanks for your input.  I was also wondering if you would have a suggestion for a large center island instead of uba tuba I was thinking about another color granite to break up some of the uba tuba,  I am concerned it may be too much of the one color.

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    - Kinga
    05:07PM, Apr 25 2012

    My vote is for the Ubatuba!

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    - Kinga
    05:07PM, Apr 25 2012

    Ubatuba is a fantastic choice against honey oak cabinets. Many shipments of Ubatuba have wonderful golden undertone that will compliment your cabinetry very well. Since you get lots of natural sunlight, the Ubatuba is a great stone to use in your kitchen as is the Green Gold. Consider using beige or a white sink to offset the dark tones of your granite. Let me know what you think! 

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    - Kinga
    05:01PM, Apr 25 2012

    Ubatuba will look amazing against your cabinets! Its depth and rich look will give your kitchen a sleek and stylish contrast. I think you made a wonderful decision! Keep in mind Ubatuba is a dense and very durable stone which is ideal for kitchens and for resale. Go for it!
     

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    - Derek
    04:19PM, Apr 25 2012

    I'm sticking to my response on the forums...I think the Ubatuba is a great choice, go for it! Just make sure to break it up with some lighter accent tiles as you've mentioned in the forums, not just the charcoal black tile. The Ubatuba is very dark and you do not want the countertop space to be all very dark!

  • Pranks 01:40AM, Apr 25 2012

    We are remodeling our kitchen. Decided to go with Almond White cabinets. What color countertop would you recommend - Uba tuba or Astrus Black? Also - we are leaning towards a charcoal black tile backsplash... Thanks for your help :)

  • Patty 12:28PM, Apr 23 2012

    Forgot to mention all applicances are black.  Thanks

  • Patty 12:27PM, Apr 23 2012


    We have honey oak cabinets and floors and want to remove old beige formica counters and update the kitchen.  The cabinets have oiled bronze pulls.  We like the look of uba tuba do you think that will work ok.  (Lots of windows in kitchen)  Also, what sink color would you recommend?  Thanks

  • mitzi 07:38PM, Apr 21 2012

    We are looking at white cabinets and, due to cost, will probably purchase black ubatuba.  Does anyone have an opinion on that?  I think it will look sharp.  Cookie cutter, L-shape kitchen with large island.  I'm hoping this is a good decision!

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    - Derek
    03:31PM, Mar 21 2012

    I recommend to acquire samples and put them against the Ubatuba countertop to try out the different combinations and see which one you're attracted to the most. Good luck!

  • Carol 01:00PM, Mar 17 2012

    Thank you - those are all lovely.  Would I dare use something more gray like Bianco Ibiza?  I love the carrera look but am not sure if it would look ok with the ubatuba. If so, I will consider a grayish floor as well.  Thanks so much.

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    - Derek
    03:39PM, Mar 15 2012

    A dark very consistent Ubatuba is the usual look and style of this stone. A warm, tan or creme tumbled marble would be very appropriate for a backsplash. My recommendations are 2" x 4" Tawny Beige, 2" x 2" Durango tumbled travertine, or 4" x 4" tumbled Botticino Fiorito. I've attached pictures of my suggestions. 

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    - Derek
    02:43PM, Mar 14 2012

    The backsplash tile sounds warm and wonderful, but has Kinga pointed out, the sink will surely be a great match to the Ubatuba if that's the direction you want to go in, but we generally advise to not blend the sink with the countertop. 

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    - Kinga
    05:26PM, Mar 13 2012

    You can use the black cast iron sink but I’m worried it will blend too much with your counterts and you won’t enjoy it as much. I feel bronze or copper sink may wrok a bit better. If you are set on the black sink, perhaps consider a lighter stone like Green Gold.

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    - Kinga
    01:00PM, Mar 13 2012

    Tumbled marble looks great against Ubatuba! You can even add a decorative border or accent tile to spice your backsplash up a bit. I say go for it!

  • Carol 09:48PM, Mar 12 2012

    I have uba tuba counters.  I know they are technically green but mine look black and the pattern is minimal.  Do you think marbled subway tile woud look good.  Again, there is little pattern in the granite.Thanks.

  • Brenda Woodrum 10:58PM, Mar 10 2012

    We are installing uba tuba granite and have dark golden oak cabinets with black appliances and hardwood floor.  Would it look OK to use black cast iron sink with oil rubbed bronze faucet. and giallo crystal onyx (variegated honey tones) in either 2x4" subway or 5/8" tiles  as backsplash?  Thanks.

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    - Derek
    07:52PM, Mar 1 2012

    Love it! See my response below.

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    - Derek
    07:51PM, Mar 1 2012

    You should go with what your heart feels is right. I know that sounds cliché but it's very important to do so. Personally, I am also leaning toward color tones such as Giallo Napoleone because it has warmth and radiance to create an efficient contrast, unlike the darker Ubatuba granite. Another option would be Santa Cecilia, or New Venetian Gold. That's my 0.2 cents, hope this helps!

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    - Derek
    03:48PM, Feb 28 2012

    Technically, yes. Charnockite is any orthopyroxene-bearing granite, i.e. Ubatuba. It's however universally classified as granite by every fabricator.

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    - Derek
    03:47PM, Feb 28 2012

    Absolutely! But what color are your cabinets? That will be helpful in the suggestions.

  • Tom 02:54PM, Feb 26 2012

    This is not granite, it is charnockite.

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    - Derek
    05:33PM, Feb 25 2012

    I feel that BM Barely Beige would be wonderful and compliment your design elements nicely in the kitchen, while you can keep the Blond Wood in the other rooms. Everything does not have to be the same color, you want to give the house uniqueness and help the kitchen be a focal point to stand out!

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    - Derek
    05:31PM, Feb 25 2012

    Can you snap a picture of the backsplash tile and upload it as an attachment in this discussion? This would help me visualize and analyze the situation to give you constructive thoughts on the matter. Thanks.

  • Kim 05:12PM, Feb 25 2012

    I am installing uba tuba in my kitchen, including an island and wet bar.  I am considering a tile backplash.  Any reommendations

  • Carolyn 10:06PM, Feb 24 2012

    Thanks for your input.   Just an additional note...I have Behr's Antique White(with primer in it) walls in my kitchen which is really great with the black.  It has just a touch of pale yellow.

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    09:05PM, Feb 24 2012

    The Ubatuba is a dark but very consistent pattern granite, so adding some color, spice, and movement into the backsplash is quite appropriate and encouraged. As for the wall color, I'd use a warm, light, yellowish tone such as Benjamin Moore "Celadon Green".

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    04:04PM, Feb 23 2012

    I'm not familiar with that stone name. Please be aware that different fabricators may times give a stone their own name, so it can get quite confusing to follow colors from place to place in the stone industry. Perhaps we have it under a different name, do you have a picture of this granite I could use for a match?

  • Mary 02:13PM, Feb 22 2012 Forgot to add any suggestions with paint color. Kitching and living room area will be open floor plan.  I now have Blond Wood by Benajmin Moore in Living area...will same color work with colors of granite and wood I just recently mentioned.  Was going to do Barely Beige in Kitchen and keep Blond wood in living or will Blonde Wood work througout my both rooms kitchen and living area.
  • Mary 02:07PM, Feb 22 2012 I am starting my kitchen in less than two weeks and purchased a backsplash that I am not sure of because of the pinkish hue.  It is a travatine slider tile giving it a modern edge.  Had to settle for Uba Tuba because of the difficult time i had finding the rgiht color granite without showing the pinkish hue in tile.  My cabinets are (medium brown) which Thomasville calls Clove.  My question is should i return the tiles or do you have any suggestions as to eliminating the pinkish hue some travatine tiles give off?  I love the Uba Tuba but wanted other options in granite.
  • Marcia 12:31AM, Feb 21 2012 We are getting ubatuba with cider maple cabinets and mellow wood flooring. Can we do multicolored tumbled tile for the back splash or will that be too much? What color can we paint the walls as well?
  • Tonya 11:06PM, Feb 18 2012 I saw a granite slab today that was called golden eye. It looked a lot like ubatuba. Is it a variation of that color? I did not see it listed here as an available color.
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    - Derek
    04:32PM, Feb 18 2012 I agree with the decorator that an oil rubbed bronze faucet would be very elegant with Ubatuba counters with a hint of traditional design elements.
  • Carolyn 04:01PM, Feb 16 2012 Thanks for your comment.  I went to a very classy fixture store and spoke to a decorator who suggested (and showed me samples) that the oil rubbed  bronze (Black) looked quite nice with it.  I did consider brushed nickel as I like the classic look.  Have not quite decided though.  Thanks again.
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    - Kinga
    03:54PM, Feb 16 2012 The white sink is a great option against the dark Ubatuba. However, if you do not want contrast between your sink and countertop, a black sink would also be appropriate. A Brushed Nickel faucet will finish off the design well and draw the focus to your countertop. Let me know what you think!
  • Oaks 01:47AM, Feb 16 2012 we went with stainless steel sink and faucet, black and stainless appliances with light maple cabinets.
  • Carolyn 02:49AM, Feb 15 2012 I am having Uba Tuba  counter tops installed and using a white granite sink.   All my appliances are white.  I have honey maple cabinets.  What faucet color? And, would a black sink work better?
    Thank you
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    - Derek
    03:19PM, Feb 14 2012 For the wall color, my recommendations are Benjamin Moore line "Barely Beige" or "Linen White". For the floor choice, you could possibly use a "Shell" variety porcelain tile from the Alfagres line. Take a look here: 
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  • Kris10 07:42PM, Feb 9 2012 We are installing UbaTuba countertops in our kitchen.  We have white metal cabinets and solid black appliances.  Can anyone recommend a wall color?  We are also looking for ideas on flooring to match.  Thank you
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    - Derek
    07:44PM, Feb 8 2012 Hickory wood with dark, elegant counters such as Ubatuba is a timeless and classic combination as these two color scheme's play off each other quite well for a vivid contrast. Another option you can look at is Golden Jade and Monterrey Green. I'd use a different color in the bathroom. What color is the vanity in the bathroom?
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    - Kinga
    02:10PM, Feb 8 2012 Unfortunately, we do not have any information on the tile used, just the stone itself. However, it looks like a tumbled marble or travertine. Hope this helps!
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    - Kinga
    03:20PM, Feb 7 2012 The Ubatuba would look amazing against hickory cabinets! Since your appliances are black, I would recommend using a light floor like Tracia porcelain paired with ICL Luminous Glass Mosaic Tiles or Anatolia Bliss Spa Linear Mosaic backsplash to brighten up the space a bit. Let me know what you think!
  • Klhadley 05:49PM, Feb 4 2012 What kind of tile was used in the work example?  I have ubatuba and am trying to match it with a tile.
  • Leiann 03:46AM, Feb 3 2012 I am trying to decide what to use with hickory cabinets, I love the ubatuba do you think this will work with hickory cabinets? The hickory is through out the house is it ok to use the same color granite in the bathrooms or do something diff. Also the kitchen appliances are black and i'm still not sure what color the floor is going to be.
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    - Derek
    09:32PM, Jan 26 2012 Kinga covered the first part of your question nicely. To answer the second part, we use a plastic-like physical material for the template that we put together to represent the layout of your countertop, we do not use laser technology. We've tested it and used it in the past, and have found that having a physical template works best for us. Hope this helps!
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    - Kinga
    02:25PM, Jan 25 2012 When we create a template, we ask you to remove existing countertops to ensure precise and perfect measurements. Since our turnaround is so fast, you will enjoy your brand new, custom made countertops in no time!
  • Oaks 02:28AM, Jan 25 2012 Do we have to remove an existing counter top to get the templet done for one of your new granite tops?
    Do you use lazer technology to take the mesurements?
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    - Kinga
    12:39PM, Dec 2 2011 Have you considered Antique Bronze or Venetian Bronze finish on a faucet?
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    - Derek
    06:29PM, Dec 1 2011 How about an oil rubbed faucet? That should compliment your design very nicely. Let me know what you think.
  • Michelle 03:47PM, Nov 30 2011 We are having ubatuba installed with the black granite sink and I cannot decide on a faucet color - the appliances will be stainless steel.  What do you suggest
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    09:46PM, Nov 9 2011 Sounds like a busy floor color -- a warm yet soft and calm color such as Astoria or Sunset Ivory seems quite appropriate for this set-up.
  • Scorpio 06:55PM, Nov 6 2011 What granite counter top would work with multi - colored or autumn slate floors in extra bathroom
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    - Derek
    07:08PM, Aug 31 2011 We do not ship without the installation. You can do a pick-up order whereas we fabricate and it's picked up by you. For pricing, please contact the sales office: www.Marmidicarrara.com
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    09:47PM, Aug 25 2011 For pricing and availability, please contact the location nearest you. You can also do an online estimate to price out the piece.   http://www.Marmidicarrara.com
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  • Rwolfe03 04:25PM, Aug 25 2011 I currently have UbaTuba w/ grey/white speckles (?)  (not "gold")   I want to add on a small extension to existing countertop.  I have the 3 cm top, but want the same granite in 2 cm. for a terraced effect for the add on.    Do you do custom cuts if an accurate template is provided?  What would shipping cost be?  I plan to do my own installation.
    Included photo shows the proposed extension in the foreground on the left and is about 29x12 inches.
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    - Derek
    04:58PM, Aug 17 2011 Unfortunately, we only have information on the stone, not the cabinets. It looks like maple cabinets.
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    - Kinga
    04:37PM, Aug 16 2011 Unfortunately, your photo did not attach successfully. Can you try again?
  • F Russell 08:42AM, Aug 16 2011 The finish is called Cafe Macadamia. Dark Brown. The picture I uploaded is not the best but it might give you an idea.
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    - Kinga
    09:55PM, Aug 15 2011 Unfortunately, we only have information on the stone, not the cabinets.
  • Marvin 08:15PM, Aug 15 2011 What finish are the cabinets in the (Ubatuba) work example?
  • F Russell 12:28PM, Aug 9 2011 We are building a new home and have decided on Cafe Macadamia stained
    cabinets, stainless-steel appliances and oil-rubbed bronze hardware for
    kitchen and bathrooms. We like Ubatuba granite for countertops but are
    unsure about backsplash and floor tile colors. The builder offers ivory
    classic, walnut classic and noche classic tumbled tile backsplashes. He
    also offers a wide range of floor tile colors. Which shades or colors
    would go best with our cabinet and countertop selection? Or would you recommend a different granite countertop altogether?
    Thank you!
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    - Kinga
    11:32AM, Jul 29 2011 For pricing and availability, please contact a sales office near you. You can e-mail or fax any sales office the project information including the zip code of the job site and your phone number.

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  • Cawilliams 02:30AM, Jul 29 2011 I need this color a/s/ap for my island which is 68" long with a 12" shelf on that length, plus a width of 2 ft. plus 12" on one end of that 2 ft. width. Please give me an estimate of cost, and, how soon it could be delivered. I have the island just need this color counter top a/s/ap
    Please call me 585-313-0404. TU..carolann
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    - Kinga
    03:53PM, Jul 14 2011 Derek is absolutely right. The Golden Lightening  is stunning and completely unique but there are so many different shipments of Ubatuba, you won’t feel like you’re using a ‘common’ stone.  Like you mentioned, the price is very different between the two and I’m confident you will absolutely love the Ubatuba. Hope this helps!
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    - Derek
    02:49PM, Jul 14 2011 Golden Lightning is a much more unique and elegant looking stone. It would surely be the centerpiece of your kitchen design. Ubatuba on the other hand, is a popular and safe choice, but it's also classic and timeless. I have Ubatuba in my home and it's very durable and low maintenance. Hope this helps.
  • Deb 12:58AM, Jul 14 2011 Hello,

    I need to have an opinion. I have chosen golden lightening, finally. I am being recommended ubatuba due to the difference in cost. Does anyone have an opinion and does anyone of you have either of these granite for a counter top.   Deb
  • KEISHA 08:20PM, Apr 27 2011 iwE ARE INSTALLING CHERRY STAINED CABINETS AND ARE DEBATING ABOUT WHICH COUNTERTOP WILL LOOK BETTER UBATUBA OR NEW VENETIAN GOLD. wHAT DO YOU THINK?
  • Brad 11:06AM, Apr 4 2011 I would prefer a granite with grain. I was thinking of something dark like brown antique or uba tuba
  • Brad 03:14PM, Apr 3 2011 I am installing maple cabinets stained hazelnut and have a light tile floor. What granite countertop would you recommend?
  • Paula 03:59PM, Mar 4 2011 Hello! We are in the process of remodeling our kitchen. Natural maple cabinets with our natural oak floor. We will have silver colored hardware and stainless steel appliances. We are considering Ubatuba or maybe Tropical Brown as we think we'd like the contrast. It is an interior kitchen with ample overhead lighting but very little natural lighting. We have 3 young children so we are always cleaning the counter. Suggestions on the granite? Others I should look at? Thanks
  • Robert 11:30AM, Mar 4 2011 For my countertops I like this as well as Tan Brown Classic. What do you think?
  • Becky H 01:02PM, Jan 19 2011 Sorry for the previous e-mail---on a older laptop. Our new cabinets are Early American Oak----appliances are white---ffront of dishwasher is black. What color counter tops do you recommend?
  • Amy D 08:26AM, Jan 3 2011 Hello, We have ginger maple cabinets (with a cocoa glaze) and cherry stained hardwood floors...we're debating between Uba Tuba and Venetian Gold. My husband loves the Uba, but I am wondering if it will look to harsh against the lighter cabinets. The Venetian Gold seems to have a softer look....any thoughts???
  • terry tryon 10:13AM, Dec 3 2010 HOW DO I GET THE QOUTE
  • Martha Billings 10:53AM, Nov 19 2010 I have the ubatuba counter tops,, with Honey oak cabinets, and light red old floor. I'm looking for a backsplash suggestion to match My walls are Sherman Williams Middat SW6695
  • joan 10:27AM, Oct 30 2010 I have oak cabinets in my kitchen and a hard wood floor. We have a very long counter. Would you suggest ubatuba or St. Cecelia.. I am afraid of the contrast with ubatuba
  • caitlyn 08:28PM, Oct 6 2010 In my first comment I ment to ask if it would be too much of a color contrast.
  • Caitlyn 08:24PM, Oct 6 2010 I have honey maple cabinet, red oak floors and am considering ubatuba. Do you think it will be too much of a color? If You thing this will work what color do you recommend I paint the walls?
  • Tracey 09:40PM, Sep 8 2010 I am looking at this granite color. I have white cabinets with a light "sand" colored tile. What are your thoughts on the color combination?
  • sue 09:41PM, Aug 1 2010 We have hickory cabinets and hard wood oak floors. My husband wants granite with some greens. While I don't mind a little green, I'm hoping for something with more golds/browns..ie. neutral. Suggestions?
  • Mariah K 02:53PM, Jul 27 2010 I have cherry cabinets with charcoal glaze but the center isle is painted off white. Would Ubatuba work on the isle, looking for something to set of the glazing. Cherry Cabinets looking for a white/off white counter top. Would you have both in stock? Total sf 65
  • porter 08:19AM, May 17 2010 How much sq foot?
  • sung smith 11:55PM, Apr 21 2010 I also have white walls. do you think using same granite Ubatula as back splash will be good, or do you recogmend I go with another granite back splash? I love the tiles but I am limited in skills and cost/time restraint and complixity involved in doing it. What do you advice? Thank you. Sung
  • sung smith 04:42PM, Apr 20 2010 I have white painted cabinet and medium brown speckled linolium and black and one beize applience. I see there are differenent Ubatubas here. Will it work together. I am thinking of counter with a large island, in medium size kitchen opened up to dining room. Will it be too cold looking? I like warmth and not too busy business and yet look great and comfortable. s
  • Susan 03:01PM, Mar 29 2010 I have honey oak cabinets. Saw a sample of something called Verde Uba Tuba (had some gold flecks in it). Would this go with these cabinets. Also, would appreciate any ideas for flooring and backsplash. Thank you.
  • Li 12:13PM, Feb 25 2010 Any other colors would work well with the cabinets/floor and are good for a full backsplash and countertop? Thanks!
  • Li 11:27AM, Feb 25 2010 Thanks a lot for your recommendation! I would like to use a full backsplash of the same granite. Which color is better? Thanks!
  • Li 12:04AM, Feb 25 2010 I have maple cabinets and red oak floor. I have white appliances now and will gradually change them to stainless steel. What colors of granite do you recommend? Thanks!
  • Pattie 07:21PM, Nov 5 2009 This is a pretty stone, the gold seems to work well with my maple honey cabinets but for a few years more ... white appliances. Do you think that is too much of a contrast with the white appliances.
  • Judy 03:19PM, Oct 3 2009 Would it be better to do dark vs light countertops? Use undercabinet lighting most of the time. Thanks much for your help.
  • Judy 02:30PM, Oct 2 2009 No natural light in kitchen. Cabinets are golden oak and new island is cream with chocolate glaze. Really like Ubatuba #761 but afraid it may be too dark. Kitchen open to dinning/living room area. Also like some St. Cecilia and Giallo Ornamental (might be too light) - suggestions please.