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Denver Natural Stone: Which Material Is Right For Bathroom Countertops?


November 5, 2019

Kitchen style and design may be one of the best selling points of a property but bathrooms are used far more often. From being the haven where most people start their day to providing a relaxing atmosphere for a nice bubble bath after working hard, bathroom design and functionality should be given its proper consideration. This space not only serves a functional and necessary service, but depending on the overall floorplan of your home, these spaces may either be tied to master bedrooms, utilized as guest options, or serve as a stand alone area.

Deciding which material to select for your bathroom countertops shouldn’t be a difficult task. For many, the determination is ultimately a personal preference as there are varying levels of proficiency to different bathroom countertop materials. For natural stone, the surfaces offer many of the same benefits but depending on your individual style or color preference, one material may provide a better option than the others.

Quartz

Engineered quartz countertops have many positives with a single drawback of being prone to heat damage. Although extremely durable and available in a variety of different colors, there are heat components which have the potential to cause an issue in the bathroom. Curling irons, flat irons, and other items need to be handled with care to ensure the quartz isn’t subject to extreme heat for a considerable time period. In most instances, this is never an issue and shouldn’t sway you from the multiple color options and other benefits to selecting quartz.

Marble

Marble countertops can often provide a clean look that many people appreciate within a bathroom. Typically utilized to match light colors while benefiting from a durable and long-lasting product, marble has multiple benefits when put into use in the bathroom. Not only is this surface option extremely resilient but it also is seemingly stain resistant. 

Granite

The use of granite countertops has expanded from the kitchen to the bathroom in recent years. These surfaces offer a variety of color options while providing a nice alternative to laminate for homeowners. As with any of the other considerations, materials can be matched to the kitchen countertop surfaces in order to create a sense of flow and connectivity throughout a home. 


If you’re ready for an upgrade to a natural stone surface in the bathroom or wish to create an entirely new look for any area within your home, then we’re here and ready to help move your project forward. Our specially trained experts can assist in helping you select the best design and all appropriate materials. Natural Stone Sales has been serving the greater-Denver area for 15 years with a wide variety of differing available options for view in our showroom to help you get a better understanding of what any tile will look like by itself or in combination with your current bathroom or kitchen design.Come look and feel for yourself the wide variety of tile options available to choose from and determine with will fit exactly as desired. Our highly trained staff has been providing quality service and helping customers, completing installations, and even providing maintenance tips for many, many years. Contact us today at 303-777-7485 or visit the showroom and take a look for yourself.
 
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Denver Natural Stone Backsplash Benefits


October 15, 2019

The modern trends within kitchens continue to brighten homes all across the country. Open floor plans and the revitalization of bars, islands, and peninsulas for breakfast spots and eating spaces have increased the usage of these areas over a traditional dining room for many homeowners.

Rising with these changes have been natural stone countertops. Replacing older, peeling solid-surface options, these harder and more durable materials also last a lifetime. Once incorporated into your kitchen, you’ll wonder how you ever survived without them. Now, these same styles and designs are climbing the walls with natural stone backsplash options also increasing in popularity. While available as tiles or stacked options, another common method is to utilize a solid-slab, similar to the countertop. Doing so, offers the following benefits.  

Bold Design

Instead of simply having a different pattern of material, keeping the same stone utilized for the countertop and extending it up the wall to serve as a backsplash creates a bold design concept. Particularly favorable in open floor plans where the material can be seen from across the home, this allows for the surface to serve in two different ways - as it was intended for a protective backsplash and as a focal point for the kitchen itself. Matched with cooperative cabinet colors, this style can definitely take your kitchen to the next level.

Cleaning

Wiping down kitchen backsplash can be a daunting task, having to get in between tiles and ensuring grout lines do not show stains or trap food. Especially when using the stove, splatter can unexpectedly end up on the surface and may not be tended to until after it has dried - making it more difficult to remove. When utilizing a solid-slab backsplash option, these worries disappear. Able to be cleaned with a simple wipe-down, exactly like the countertop, makes clean up a breeze.

Heat Resistant

Backsplash is typically installed around sinks and stoves. The latter could make it subject to being compromised by the heat, depending on the material chosen. If using a solid slab natural stone material, then there should be no worries. While it is recommended that owners still utilize trivets and pot holders on the countertop surface, any potential interaction from the backsplash perspective should be negated.

If you’re ready to upgrade or create an entirely new look for your kitchen, then we’re here and ready to help move your project forward. Our specially trained experts can assist in helping you select the best design and all appropriate materials. Natural Stone Sales has been serving the greater-Denver area for 15 years with a wide variety of differing available options for view in our showroom to help you get a better understanding of what any tile will look like by itself or in combination with your current bathroom or kitchen design.Come look and feel for yourself the wide variety of tile options available to choose from and determine with will fit exactly as desired. Our highly trained staff has been providing quality service and helping customers, completing installations, and even providing maintenance tips for many, many years. Contact us today at 303-777-7485 or visit the showroom and take a look for yourself.
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Denver Natural Stone Kitchen Island Benefits


September 11, 2019

Modern kitchen designs have helped to transform this area into one of the most important rooms within a home. Kitchens are now not only being used for preparing meals but entertaining, in addition to offering an area where friends, family, guests, and sometimes even strangers can come together in order to share in fellowship and a meal. The rise in popularity and focus on achieving something that is not only aesthetically appealing to the eye but also functional, creates a unique scenario not found in other areas of a home.

Remodeling your kitchen can result in surprising benefits ranging from reducing energy costs to improved comfort and safety. One of the best additions any homeowner can make when completing such a project is creating a plan to achieve the latter and understanding that even a few minor changes can help to improve the overall usefulness of the kitchen area.

Implementing an island or upgrading an existing centerpiece is something that can greatly improve both the work space and design components of your indoor kitchen.

Design Difference
Contrasting kitchen islands allow for those concerned about the design concept to incorporate their own unique style. By having an island with a different color or countertop than a majority of the remaining kitchen - a modern feel is automatically granted for the workspace.

Extra Seating
Implementing an island component to an existing kitchen also allows homeowners the opportunity to add extra (less formal) seating. Instead of having a separate breakfast area or having to utilize a formal dining room for each and every meal, the island serves to provide a space for quicker meals to be consumed.

Storage Space
Not only do kitchen islands allow for design differences and a new place to eat, but typically they also function as additional storage space. Depending on the particular design selected, kitchen islands can provide a few new drawers for storing pots, pans, utensils, or other necessities with ease.

Additional Work Space
On top of the added storage is additional work space. Whether you utilize the new island countertop for food prep, serving, cooling, or even (unrelated) folding the laundry. Having a wide, spread out space available, plus all of the existing countertops allows for homeowners to receive the most benefit from their added island space.

If you’re ready to add an island or enhance your current kitchen inside your property, then we’re here and ready to help move your project forward. Our specially trained experts can assist in helping you select the best design and all appropriate materials. Natural Stone Sales has been serving the greater-Denver area for 15 years with a wide variety of differing available options for view in our showroom to help you get a better understanding of what any tile will look like by itself or in combination with your current bathroom or kitchen design.Come look and feel for yourself the wide variety of tile options available to choose from and determine with will fit exactly as desired. Our highly trained staff has been providing quality service and helping customers, completing installations, and even providing maintenance tips for many, many years. Contact us today at 303-777-7485 or visit the showroom and take a look for yourself.
 
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Denver Natural Stone Countertops: Quartz Has Flexibility


August 21, 2019

Ever since granite countertops infiltrated their way into the home, natural stone has been growing in popularity. On the heels of this original choice, quartz has been recently on the rise while also providing another solid option for homeowners to choose. Not only can this particular stone be used for kitchen countertop surfaces but its strength, durability, and multiple color options provide for many different uses throughout a home including - the bathroom, as an accent, or even a backsplash.

Understanding all about quartz countertops, including their pros and limited cons is something to consider before any homeowner makes a final decision about their surface material. However, due to the limited number of negatives and simple versatility of quartz, it should be a leading candidate for your countertop choices - no matter the desired location. Quartz offers a low maintenance option that can provide multiple looks for an increased variety into your home.

Color

Quartz options come in a variety of different available colors for your countertop surfaces. Depending on the specific color pattern you prefer or desired hue to match surrounding cabinets - no matter the location, kitchen or bathroom - quartz has you covered.

Solid

The ability of quartz to provide what appears to be a solid color surface is a unique feature not available in all natural stone choices. Depending on personal preference from the homeowner, getting the color type that you prefer in a durable and lasting natural stone material makes quartz one of the best options on the market today.

Pattern

Not only are solid color options available but quartz has the versatility to also provide patterned schemes that provide more of a granite look and feel. Depending on your personal preference and design style, there is a quartz option available to you. In the quartz vs. granite debate, both are solid options with characteristics that can meet the needs of virtually every homeowner.

Durability

Quartz is also an extremely durable surface choice that can withstand the everyday use associated with a kitchen or bathroom vanity. Regardless of the color style selected, quartz countertops all have the same durability and homeowners can rest easy with their decision.

If you’re ready to add some quartz natural stone within your property or upgrading an existing space, then we’re here and ready to help move your project forward. Our specially trained experts can assist in helping you select the best design and all appropriate materials. Natural Stone Sales has been serving the greater-Denver area for 15 years with a wide variety of differing available options for view in our showroom to help you get a better understanding of what any tile will look like by itself or in combination with your current bathroom or kitchen design.Come look and feel for yourself the wide variety of tile options available to choose from and determine with will fit exactly as desired. Our highly trained staff has been providing quality service and helping customers, completing installations, and even providing maintenance tips for many, many years. Contact us today at 303-777-7485 or visit the showroom and take a look for yourself.

 
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Denver Natural Stone Mudroom Floor Options


May 29, 2019

When most people think about implementing natural stone into their homes, immediately kitchen countertops come to mind. While this is obviously a legitimate consideration, in addition to how these stone surfaces began their breakthrough into the construction business and modern design trends, they have been expanding their impact ever since. 

Now, not only can natural stones be used for countertops, bathrooms, and backsplashes but flooring as well. One of the best available options for mudroom flooring is a natural stone surface that provides functionality and a quality look inside any home. The mudroom or entranceway serves a quality purpose to homeowners. Allowing guests and kids to remove any dirty clothing and especially shoes, these utility rooms also often feature the laundry set up and aid in the process of keeping the main components of a home free and clear of unnecessary dirt, debris, and clutter. 

Stone Options
Almost any of the same type of stone surfaces used for countertops can also be used for floor construction. Natural stone tile flooring can also be used throughout any surface of a home but choosing a specific type for the mudroom can be beneficial. 

These hardened surfaces allow for easy clean up and won’t trap any loose dirt and debris that may be tracked in from outside.

Stone Characteristics
While many individuals elect to have a smooth countertop surface when incorporating natural stone into their designs, a mudroom needs to be more abrasive. Choosing a rough finish, such as slate with a slight texture can serve to aid in the cleaning process.

Not only will the rough texture assist in removing dirt from footwear but it also provides a non-slip surface which is important for any area of the home that is going to be subject to a heavy
amount of foot traffic.

Stone Aesthetics
No matter your preferred design style, there is a natural stone surface that can be incorporated and used as a flooring component. The colors and options available to homeowners are seemingly limitless for natural stone either as a countertop, backsplash, or when used as a flooring surface.

If you’re ready to consider an upgrade in your own home or are building a new construction then don’t forget that natural stone can be a solid flooring choice, especially for a mudroom. Our specially trained experts can assist in helping you select the best design and all appropriate materials. Natural Stone Sales has been serving the greater-Denver area for 15 years with a wide variety of differing available options for view in our showroom to help you get a better understanding of what any tile will look like by itself or in combination with your current bathroom or kitchen design.Come look and feel for yourself the wide variety of tile options available to choose from and determine with will fit exactly as desired. Our highly trained staff has been providing quality service and helping customers, completing installations, and even providing maintenance tips for many, many years. Contact us today at 303-777-7485 or visit the showroom and take a look for yourself.
 
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