Ubatuba is extracted in a quarry in Espirito Santo, Brazil, renowned for its beautiful beaches, costal cuisine and sand dunes.
The Ubatua granite is comprised mostly of medium to large green crystals. Once the blocks are cut in slabs, the oxidation process begins, which produces the brown spotting that can be visible in this stone. Ubatuba is a finely textured granite with a blend of black, golden and grey minerals along with green spotting. Its sparkle renders it ideal for interior applications.
In the course of the polishing process, an epoxy resin is applied to the stone’s surface to fill part of its porosity (or pores) and natural cracks that may be apparent. This has no incident on the durability, the maintenance or the beauty of the natural stone. It is possible that certain pores are too small to contain efficiently the resin, and reopen during the finishing stages. However, this does not affect the stone’s quality or beauty. Such as it is the case with many natural stones, it is recommended to apply a sealer to extend its beauty through time.
- Fireplace Contours
- Full-size Backsplashes
- Interior Furniture
- Podium Bath Contours
- Shower Bases