Absolute Black is a beautiful granite color
with solid black consistency and texture. Absolute Black Granite is commonly used for kitchen countertops, bathroom countertops, tile floors, and many other applications.
Absolute Black granite cost/price can vary. If you go with a slab that is honed, flamed, leathered the cost will typically increase. A standard polished slab of Absolute Black granite will cost a couple of dollars less.
Absolute Black will typically start at about $50 per sq. ft. The total project price will depend on how much material you need or your square footage needed to install your countertops. Absolute Black granite is one of the more expensive black granite colors, but it is definitely worth it if that is the style you are after as it is a very popular black stone.
Another great feature of Absolute Black granite is the consistency of black it is. The stone is one of the only true black granite colors you can find. Most others will feature other colors throughout the granite especially when a light is shining on the granite material.
Absolute black granite will need to be sealed every year to maintain the sharp black color the granite features. It is highly unlikely that you will stain this black granite material, but sealing Absolute Black granite will keep your countertops looking new and prevent etching or color fading.
You can place hot pans directly on the surface of your Absolute Black granite countertops. This material is typically hard to stain since it is dark colored in nature. There is however a chance that this material can have a grease stain which will etch the finish or cause dark spots on the granite if it is not properly sealed. Cleaning up after each meal is highly recommended with any natural stone countertop.
There are no issues with absolute black being honed. This material is very durable and no matter the finish you choose for your countertop you will have the same durable material.
No matter the finish you choose the maintenance will almost remain the same. However, a honed, flamed or leathered absolute black granite will require sealer as it opens the natural pores of the stone a bit more than a polished finish.
Absolute Black granite can stain with certain liquids. However due to the fact that it is a dark stone you will unlikely notice any stains. A grease stain could darken the surface in some areas but a red wine spill that is left will not cause any red discoloration but could cause a dark spot just like grease would cause.