Black granite: know the main types and shades of the stone

Black is the color of sophistication and elegance. When attached to a natural stone such as granite , any environment is valued. Learn more about black granite:

Black granite can be used in floors and coatings, as well as being very common in kitchen countertops and bathrooms. Finishes such as sills, drippings, counters and stairs also benefit from the beauty and strength of the material.

Granites are high strength natural stones formed from hardened volcanic lava, quartz grains, mica (which gives the color of granite) and silicate. In the market it is possible to find granite stones with varied finishes, among them, the polished, rough, brushed, levigado, sandblasted, flamed and apicoado.

In Brazil, five types of black granites are found: Stellar Black, Absolute Black, São Gabriel, Milky Way, Aracruz and Indian Black. They all have their own characteristics and the values ​​between them vary a lot (we'll explain each type better below).

Black granites are highly sought after for their durability. They are easy to clean, less prone to stains, are non-porous and resist high temperatures.

Undoubtedly, they are a great option for those who want to decorate with a super tough, beautiful and functional material.

Know the main types of black granite

Want to know more about each of the black granites? Check out:

1. Absolute Black

Black granite: know the main types and shades of the stone

Absolute Black Granite is the darling of decorators and architects. This stone has very small grains and this gives it a homogeneous and uniform appearance, combining very well with the rest of the decoration.

One of the most luxurious granites on the market (and one of the most expensive ones too, the price of the square meter can reach R $ 900), Preto Absoluto has a high waterproof index, thus avoiding stains on its surface.

Bet on light tones, such as white, and woody tones to complement the décor.

Picture 1 - Granito Preto Absoluto coating the bathtub.

Black granite: know the main types and shades of stone 1


This bathroom has gained luxury and sophistication with black granite.

Picture 2 - Granito Preto Absoluto on the kitchen counter.

Absolute Black Granite on the kitchen counter


The woody tones of the cabinet made a very beautiful contrast with the black stone.

Picture 3 - Absolute Black Granite in contrast to the white porcelanato.

Absolute Black Granite in contrast to white porcelain tile

Picture 4 - Granito Preto Absoluto coating the kitchen wall.

Absolute Black Granite Coating Kitchen Wall

Picture 5 - Absolute Black granite kitchen countertop.

Black Absolute Granite Kitchen Countertop

Picture 6 - Kitchen all black.

All black kitchen


Notice how Absolute Black Granite is uniform, the whole kitchen is in the same color. This kind of effect can only be achieved with this stone.

Picture 7 - Absolute Black Granite facing the countertop and bathroom wall.

Absolute Black Granite Facing Bathroom Countertop and Wall

Picture 8 - Absolute Black Granite in harmonious contrast with the blue cabinet.

Absolute Black Granite in harmonious contrast with the blue cabinet

Picture 9 - Absolute Black Granite in the external area.

Absolute Black Granite in the outdoor area


In this image, Absolute Black is present on the sink bench, in the barbecue and in the cabinet baseboard. The stone brought sophistication to the more rustic style ambiance.

Picture 10 - Absolute Black Granite for a clean style kitchen.

Absolute Black Granite for a clean style kitchen

2. Stellar Black Granite

Black granite: know the main types and shades of the stone

It looks like granite, but actually this is kind of an "industrialized stone." Known in the market as Quartz Stone, the "stone" is composed of 94% natural quartz and 6% resin. It is available in more than 70 shades, including black.

The product has a fine and sophisticated appearance, with small white dots, very suitable for indoor environments such as kitchens, bathrooms, toilets, service area, floors, stairs, tables, among others.
The surface of Quartz Stone is very scratch resistant and is also not porous. That is, it becomes highly stain resistant. For cleaning only a cloth or sponge with neutral detergent is indicated.

The only 'but' of Quartz Stone is with respect to temperature. The material is not very resistant to heat and the contact, for example with hot pans can cause cracks in the surface and burn the resin of the product. In outdoor areas, it is not indicated, as UV rays can damage the color.

The square meter price of the Stellar Black Stone Quartz revolves around $ 1200. One of the most expensive in the market.

Picture 11 - Black Stellar in the bathroom.

Stellar black in the bathroom


This bathroom was a luxury with the bench and shelf of Quartz Stone Black Stellar. It emphasized and valued the other elements of the environment.

Picture 12 - White bathroom with Black Stellar countertop.

White Bathroom with Black Stellar Countertop


The small white dots of Stellar Black help harmonize the white of the rest of the bathroom. Being this one, a very indicated color to compose the decoration with the stone.

Picture 13 - Modern kitchen with Black Stellar countertop.

Modern Kitchen with Black Stellar Countertop

Picture 14 - Wide kitchen workbench all made in Stellar Black.

Wide Kitchen Workbench All Made in Black Stellar


A daring and high-investment project, but with an incredible end result. Stellar Black was used throughout the bench. The kitchen was pure sophistication.

Picture 15 - Black Stellar in combination with other black elements.

Black Stellar in combination with other black elements

Image 16 - Countertop that looks like a mirror.

Counter that looks like a mirror


Notice how it shines on this bench in Stellar Black. It looks like a mirror.

Picture 17 - Stellar Black kitchen counter with stainless steel bowl.

Stellar Black kitchen counter with stainless steel sink

Picture 18 - Perfect finish.

Perfect finish

Picture 19 - Black Stellar in combination with stainless steel.

Stellar black in combination with stainless steel


The stainless steel parts of this all black kitchen left the ambiance a luxury only!

Image 20 - Kitchen Island in Stellar Black.

Kitchen Island in Black Stellar

3. São Gabriel granite

Black granite: know the main types and shades of the stone

If you do not give up using a black stone in the finish of your kitchen or bathroom, but have been somewhat frustrated with the high cost of previous granites, this may be the perfect stone for you.

The granite São Gabriel is one of the most used to put together a great value for money. This stone has a slightly less homogeneous appearance than Absolute Black, because its grains are slightly larger and of a more irregular shape. However, it still has a very uniform surface when compared to the others.

And the cost of this stone is also much smaller, with values ​​around $ 350 a square meter.

Picture 21 - Granito São Gabriel on the kitchen counter.

Granito São Gabriel on the kitchen counter


For lay eyes, this stone well goes through an Absolute Black. What do you think?

Picture 22 - Granito São Gabriel in the kitchen all dark.

São Gabriel granite in the kitchen all dark


Only in the part where the light is more intense that it is possible to perceive the greater spots of this stone.

Picture 23 - Granito São Gabriel in composition with black cabinets.

Granito São Gabriel in composition with black cabinets

Picture 24 - Granito São Gabriel harmonizing with the woody tones of the kitchen.

Granito São Gabriel harmonizing with the woody tones of the kitchen

Image 25 - Black granite bringing sophistication to the environment.

Black granite bringing sophistication to the environment

Image 26 - Black granite for a black and white kitchen.

Black granite for a black and white kitchen

Picture 27 - Granito São Gabriel in a more rustic kitchen design.

Granito São Gabriel in a more rustic kitchen design

Image 28 - Black granite with white cabinet.

Black granite with white cabinet

Picture 29 - Black granite countertop with table top.

Black granite countertop with table top

Image 30 - St. Gabriel Granite countertop with small tub.

St. Gabriel Granite countertop with small tub

4. Black Granite Milky Way

Black granite: know the main types and shades of the stone

The Milky Way Black Granite looks very much like marble, thanks to the white veins that spread through the stone. This, by the way, is the reason the stone was named.

This is a type of granite that has a greater visual appeal than those presented previously, because of this it is of interest to use it in projects with less detail, so that granite can reveal its forms more intensely.

One tip is to use the white color in the decoration harmonizing with the stone color pattern.

The square meter of the Black Milky Way granite costs an average of R $ 400.

Image 31 - Milky Way Granite facing floor and bathroom walls.

Milky Way Granite Coating Floor and Bathroom Walls

Picture 32 - Kitchen counter and wall covering with Milky Way granite.

Kitchen countertop and granite wall tiles Milky Way


This kitchen was glamorous with this granite. The sober decoration favored the use of the stone, valuing it

Image 33 - Bathroom countertop and detail in Milky Way Granite.

Milky Way Granite

Image 34 - Milky Way granite in contrast to rustic wood.

Milky Way granite in contrast to rustic wood

Image 35 - Wall covered with granite Milky Way.

Milky Way Wall Granite


Despite the numerous decorative elements, the Milky Way granite has been able to impose its place and gain the attention of those who look.

Image 36 - Milky Way Granite in bathroom with bathtub.

Milky Way Granite in Bathroom with Bathtub


This type of granite does very well on entire walls, as in this model. The extensive strip covered by the stone values ​​its natural veins and makes it even more beautiful.

Image 37 - Cooking island made with Milky Way granite.

Cooking island made with Milky Way granite

Image 38 - Milky Way Granite in soberly decorated kitchen.

Sober decoration with granite Via Lactea

Picture 39 - Floor and half wall of bathroom in granite Via Milky.

Floor and half wall with black granite


The crockery and the white wall harmonized perfectly with the granite. The bathroom was elegant and charming as it was

Image 40 - Milky Way Granite in bedroom.

Milky Way Granite in the room


In an unusual environment, this granite appreciated the decoration of the room, making it much more sophisticated.

5. Indian Black Granite

Black granite: know the main types and shades of the stone

Indian Black Granite is present wherever it is placed. Of strong and striking visual, this granite has larger and more marked veins than the Milky Way granite. In fact, we can consider it as a two-color granite: black and white.

As a result of this, give preference to use it combining with furniture of white color or woody tones. Thus, the environment is not visually overloaded.

Compared to the other types of black granite, this is the model more in account. The square meter of Indian Black costs, on average, R $ 250.

Picture 41 - Whole bathroom box in Indian Black granite.

Indian black granite in bathroom box


Notice how remarkable this granite is. Its use should be well planned.

Image 42 - Indian Black Granite lining the bathroom.

Indian Black Granite Facing the Bathroom

Picture 43 - Kitchen island made with granite Indian Black.

Kitchen Island Made with Indian Black Granite

Picture 44 - Table top with granite Indian Black.

Table top with granite Black Indian


A very interesting option in the decoration is the use of granite table tops. In this image, the top was made with Indian Black granite

Image 45 - Table top matching the wall covering.

Table top matching wall cover

Image 46 - Indian Black Granite in clean kitchen.

Indian Black Granite in clean kitchen


The large Indian Black granite counter was a welcome request as the rest of the kitchen is clean, thanks to the white and woody tone of the cabinets.

Picture 47 - TV panel with Indian Black granite.

TV Panel with Black Indian Granite


The coloring of Indian Black granite makes it a good choice to create outstanding spaces in the decoration. As is the case with this panel, stand out from the rest of the room.

Image 48 - Indian Black on kitchen countertop and sink.

Indian Black on Kitchen Countertop and Sink

Image 49 - Indian Black granite floor.

Floor with granite Black Indian


Of sophisticated visual, this room was richly valued with the use of Indian Black granite on the floor. However, notice that the rest of the environment emanates a lot of sobriety and neutrality.

Picture 50 - Single tone.

Single tone

Image 51 - Indian Black Granite lining the wall above the countertop.

Indian black granite on counter wall

Image 52 - Kitchen island in Indian Black granite.

Indian Black in the kitchen

6. Black Granite Aracruz

Black granite: know the main types and shades of the stone

Black granite Aracruz belongs to the same family of granite São Gabriel and granite Absolute Black. However, in terms of appearance and price, Black Aracruz is closer even to São Gabriel.

Aracruz Black is also an option for those who want to use granite in the decoration and prefer the more uniform types. However, Aracruz is not as common as the São Gabriel and is more difficult to find.

The price of this stone is in the range of R $ 350, practically the same price as São Gabriel.

Picture 53 - Black Granite Aracruz.

Black granite Aracruz


Very similar to São Gabriel, the Aracruz type differs by the slightly lighter shade of its grains.

Image 54 - Black Aracruz granite kitchen design.

Black granite: know the main types and shades of the stone

Picture 55 - Aracruz Black kitchen counter.

Aracruz black kitchen counter

Image 56 - Aracruz Black Granite on the kitchen island.

Aracruz black granite on kitchen island


Notice the uniformity of the stone. Its coloration offers a very beautiful and sophisticated look to the environment.

Image 57 - External area with granite Black Aracruz.

External area with granite Black Aracruz

Image 58 - Granite Balcony Black Aracruz.

Aracruz black granite counter

Image 59 - Black Aracruz granite table top.

Black Aracruz granite table top

Picture 60 - Coffee table made of granite Black Aracruz.

Coffee table made of granite Black Aracruz


To bring charm and sophistication to the living room, bet on a coffee table made of black granite.
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