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Ubatuba Granite for Table top

Planning on using Ubatuba Granite on my BGE table.  Local granite store said Ubatuba is not good for out doors as it will fade and crack.

Looks like many people use ubatuba for their BGE Tables.... anyone have any problems they can share?

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,280
    Found this:

    "Uba Tuba Granite Tile can be used on decks, porches, patios, and walls. Indoors; kitchen floors and backsplashes are the most popular area of use for granite tile."

    from first result here

    Maybe they've had problems with it.
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  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 4,748
    In 10yrs of fabricating granite I have not had an issue with using UBA TUBA outside other than if it is in direct sunlight it will get hot enough to fry an egg. If it is in direct sun the color will change over the course of a few years but it will be so gradual you wont notice it unless you have before and after pics. The reason it changes is due to mineral that oxidizes and will pick up some gold looking streaks. Actually very cool. 

    Here is a another thread where this was discussed 

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  • CapperCapper Posts: 2
    Thanks for the feedback. the granite suplier specifically said that the heat/sun would curl the slab up and crack along with the colour change which i am not worrried about.
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  • SmokinDAWG82SmokinDAWG82 Posts: 1,704
    I have Uba Tuba on my bar and it is grainy I have first hand knowledge that it will crack like a car windshield. Luckily the piece I broke was a smaller piece
    LBGE
    Go Dawgs! - Marietta, GA
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  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 4,748
    @SmokinDAWG82 - what caused your crack?

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  • SmokinDAWG82SmokinDAWG82 Posts: 1,704
    edited March 2013
    @SmokinDAWG82 - what caused your crack?
    Must I embarrass myself on the forum? I dropped my screw gun on it, totally idiot moment
    Adult beverages were involved
    LBGE
    Go Dawgs! - Marietta, GA
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  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 4,748
    At least is was a small piece!!! You should see a full slab shatter when it hits the ground. Don't ask how I know

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  • BotchBotch Posts: 3,210
    Uber Tuba!  
     
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  • CapperCapper Posts: 2
    @SmokinDawg82 sucks to hear about your crack.... But the good thing is your saying it had nothing to do about sun/heat!
    @SmokinDAWG82 - what caused your crack?
    Must I embarrass myself on the forum? I dropped my screw gun on it, totally idiot moment
    Adult beverages were involved

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