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Denver Natural Stone Seam Considerations


March 28, 2022

The meteoric rise of natural stone use inside a home continues even today. Once granite became commonplace, homeowners across the country began to utilize the numerous positive characteristics associated with its installation and expanded use to many other natural stone options. Not only did installation locations change but stone type, color, textures, characteristics, and multiple other factors continue to broaden as individuals find more and more natural surfaces to install. From the kitchen to the bathroom and even outdoors, natural stone’s popularity continues to build momentum but there is one key component people must consider when selecting the layout of their pieces.

Natural stone options granite, quartz, and marble each have their own unique characteristics but their sizes and shapes typically vary considerably. However, despite the spectrum of available options, there are individual components which can really impact how a kitchen looks once an installation is complete. No matter how much you know about stone countertops, understanding where and how the seams will play a part in your layout can be pivotal to ensuring that your final product is everything you had hoped. 
Size

The size of your pieces may determine where the seams need to be positioned, depending on the type of stone being used. For granite, these are often solid pieces naturally occurring and found to cover the exact locations of installation. However, quartz undergoes a bit more manufacturing and can be limited in the space a single solid slab can cover. Depending on the area needing to be surfaced, knowing if or where the seam may fall can be important in determining how to move forward with your plan.

Shape

The kitchen layout and shape will also play a role in where potential seams may result. If your design or current layout includes a peninsula, navigating the turn for certain natural stone materials may be more difficult than others. However, these obvious intersections also make for the perfect seam opportunities provided any veining or other noticeable features match.

Veining

Veining is often debated for individuals as many prefer the natural look, wanting as much of it as possible, while others hope their materials have little to none of these marks. Depending on the material selected, this option may be available regardless of which style you prefer, but ensuring that there’s no change in the layout (once installed) is important. If you suddenly end up with contrasting features or lines perpendicular to one another at a seam, then the entire design can feel pieced together or broken. Lining up any seams and the resulting veins will help to keep your kitchen flow intact while achieving the preferred look and style for most homeowners.

If ready to upgrade your existing kitchen countertop material or create a new look entirely, then we’re here and ready to help move your remodeling or new construction 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.