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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 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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Denver Natural Stone Marble Miscalculations


April 24, 2019

Whether you are considering a kitchen upgrade or involved in a new construction there will be plenty of decisions to make. Not only do you have to pick and choose the cabinet types, handles, colors, and other minor details but countertop design also plays a big role in the process.

As technology has advanced, there are a number of different countertop surface materials to choose from and the prices of heavy duty stone have become increasingly more affordable. Gone are the days of outrageously priced granite and other stone countertops, as the vast majority of individuals now seek to create a certain feel or function with their kitchen - adding a bit of flare with a natural stone countertop.

In addition, the countertop surface impacts have spread from cooking areas only into the bathrooms of a home - both on-suite and guest. These either typically match the existing surfaces located in the kitchen or appear in contrast to the main area with multiple color options, styles, and materials to choose from.

Marble has historically been a high-end product and although there are some factors that have been accurately reported about the stone, for the most part many of the perceived connotations with this solid surface have been grossly misrepresented. 

Care
Marble care and maintenance isn’t necessarily effortless but fortunately there are many misconceptions regarding this stone surface. Regular sealing and cleaning can help to protect your investment and keep your countertops shining and looking new for quite some time.

Look
Those who elect to install marble should be mindful of the potential for patina looking places to appear. Due to its natural state, marble tends to develop a haze in a green or brown over the surface and must be well taken care of in order to avoid losing its exquisite look. 

Alternatives
A few different stones offer a wide variety of options that can allow homeowners to achieve the same look of marble without exceeding the cost or dealing with a hazy outcome. Marble looking quartz countertops are probably the most common for those individuals who may be faced with wanting to achieve a solid stone surface but can’t make the leap for a more traditional stone.
Decision

Ultimately, the decision lies with the current homeowner about which direction they choose to go but there are definitely benefits from each. Marble isn’t necessarily a stone that cannot be tamed but it does require a bit of work. Likewise, there are other options that are also available which can be used to achieve the same desired results.

Once you’re ready to either install or upgrade your kitchen or bathroom countertops, then let our specially trained experts assist in helping you select the best design and 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 Design Trends


April 17, 2019

One of the most functional pieces of a home design component in both kitchens and bathrooms is the backsplash. The material chosen to protect walls from potential water damage and kitchen splatter at intersecting points with the countertops has undergone some revolutionary changes in recent years and is now being valued within home environments and in the marketplace.

Instead of being constructed of a prefabricated material or countertop pushing up a wall covering, different materials and designs are becoming increasingly more popular. Recently, even more changes have come from backsplash designs as homeowners tend to shy away from boring and repetitive subway tiles, branching out for more color and style where it is installed in both kitchens and bathrooms.

Colors

Originally, backsplash color selection revolved around either a base white or countertop color extension. This is no longer the case as vibrant colors have emerged in kitchen countertop design trends. Not only are the different colors available able to create unique conversation pieces but they also are being used to contrast the countertop color in order to create a more full feel inside any room where these vibrant colors are utilized.

Design

Kitchen backsplash ideas extend beyond the functionality method and are now being incorporated as part of the entire house design. Regardless of if the implementation is inside a bathroom or kitchen, creating something entertaining and eye catching has become the new normal.

Instead of repetitive patterns and solid colors, a unique mix of materials, colors, shapes, and design concepts are beginning to enhance homes across America. The ability of owners to now implement exactly what they have in mind and not be limited by certain colors or shapes has expanded the current backsplash market considerably.

Space

Finally, another component of backsplashes that has recently changed involves the amount of wall covering applied and material being used. Historically, the backsplash was utilized only right above the countertop and between either cabinets or mirrors depending on the implementation in either a bathroom or kitchen. Now, backsplashes are being extended beyond this minimal coverage area and in certain situations will be added to a significant amount of wallspace. From countertop to ceiling or stove hood, backsplashes are making an impact not only in design but amount used.

Once you’re ready to either install or upgrade your backsplash areas of the kitchen or bathrooms, then let our specially trained experts assist in helping you select the best design and 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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