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Denver Natural Stone: Granite Countertop Questions to Answer


January 22, 2020

One of the easiest ways to enhance a kitchen, while making a significant change that can have lasting benefits is by replacing the existing countertops. Unless you are completing a remodeling project that entails moving appliances, changing sink location, or tearing down walls, a simple switch from your existing surfaces to a granite top can really impact the look and feel of your space. Not only will the upgrade shift the design characteristics of your home but an increase in property value may also be attributed to the move should you wish to sell the residence in the future.

Granite countertops have pros and cons just like any other surface but the advantages far outweigh any potential negatives. However, once you have determined that granite is right for you, there are still some tough decisions to be made. Fortunately, there are multiple options available for each, making granite a versatile option that is capable of meeting the needs of any homeowner.

COLOR

From dark to light, there are many granite countertop colors to choose from for your kitchen. No matter if you are looking for a black surface or lighter hue, there are granite options available. 

FINISH

There are also different finishes to choose from for your granite countertop. The two most commonly used are honed or polished. Honed countertops tend to have more of a matte finish and will not reflect light or appear as glossy on the surface. Polished is the complete opposite, used to bring out the natural color of the stone and give kitchens a clean, bright, and crisp appearance.

SEAMS

Depending on the size of your kitchen countertops, a seam may be needed to fit the stone into your existing space. If it is determined that two different granite pieces will be used to cover your space, then determining where the seam should be located is a detail that should be given appropriate consideration.

EDGE

Selecting the right edge for your countertop is another feature that many homeowners forgo when upgrading their space. With a number of options available, make certain you give this aspect some good thought and attention to detail in order to create the best space available.

Once you’re ready to upgrade an existing material during a remodel or are constructing your own new residence, 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 needed to complete the job. 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 select and decide for yourself which will fit into your plans 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.