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Denver Granite Countertop Installation Decisions


April 22, 2021

One of the best moves a homeowner can make when wanting to improve their kitchen is installing new countertops. Not only does this generally upgrade a large surface area in the room but, depending on your current material, choosing a natural stone is often an improvement that not only enhances your kitchen but adds property value. Getting a more resourceful material which will last a lifetime aids everyone from the professional chef to the occasional cook with easy upkeep and very little maintenance. 

Even as natural stone options flourish within interior design, granite is still the most popular choice. One of the first available natural options, the results have been tremendous over time even as other stone options appear. The characteristics of each vary slightly but enough availability exists for any homeowner to find precisely what they desire. For granite lovers, the decisions don’t end with simply selecting a stone.

Color

Granite countertops come in a variety of available colors and some distinct patterns. As a natural stone surface, the major color options vary within grey and white blends but there are some more earth tones and even a reddish hue. Depending on the style of your kitchen, cabinet colors, and other aspects of your home there’s definitely a granite countertop which will work for you.

Veining

Some granite pieces will have lines of various sizes scattered throughout the surface. These are known as veining and rarely are they straight but their existence does provide some character to the stone. A personal preference, some individuals love to have a lot of veining and others want as little as possible. Either way, its appearance does provide more of a natural feel than a solid color absent any of these distinct lines.

Finish

The finish placed on countertops is typically of either a gloss or matte variety. Gloss gives the appearance of a shine, while matte is more of a subdued look. Depending on your design preferences and lighting, both can help to enhance the overall style of a kitchen and really put the focus on your new stone countertops.

Edge

Finally, selecting a style for the edges of your surface is one step many homeowners forget about until asked. In fact, there are over 10 different options available, including a new modern trend of simply extending the material to the floor in what is called a waterfall countertop. Regardless of your selection, don’t forget that edge shape will add an accent to your new design.

If ready to upgrade your existing countertops, or create a new look entirely for the kitchen or bath, then we’re here and ready to help move your remodeling 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.