Denver Glass Mosaics and Tile

Academia Series

African Safari
Architects Clay
Astromomers Light
Aviation Mint
Oceanic Cerulean
Cultural Sienna
Evolution Green

Aquatica Series

Atlantis
Glossy Spectrum
Grey Scale
Misty Water
Rainbow Trout
Taupe Mississippi

  Astro Series

Agave Specks
Chocolate Space
Cosmic Lure
Moon Dust
Silver Scape

Bella Muro Series

Glacier Lake
Harbour Beige
Mauve Mocha

Monterey Suede

Sutton Frost

Boardwalk Series

Pacific Surf
Sand Dune

Brush Stroke Series

Charcoal Valley
Harvest Stalks
Olive Leaf
Pueblo Clay

Bubble Series

Butterscotch
Moonstone
Olivine
Sable Brown
Toffee
Twilight
Warm Brownie
White Dove

Cane Series

Bermuda Sand
Cream
Creek Bed
Cypress Green
Fraser Fir
Gray Stone
Harbor Brown
Marble Canyon
Saybrook Sage
Super White

Cascade Series

Basalt

Crema Marfil and Thassos White and Emperador Light

Emperador Dark and Crema Marfil and Emperador Light

Honey Onyx and Mint Green and Thassos White

Lagos Azul and Creama Marfil and Thassos White

Mugworth and Thassos White and Basalt Mix

Wooden White Athen Gray Thassos Mix

Corrugated Scape Series

Alhambra Pallete
Atctic Plateau
Cocoa Forest
Dusk Scenery
Ebony Cliff
Mustard Field
Olivine Shell
Pepper Stalk
Urban Pollen

Diamond Series

Crema Marfil (big diamond) and Empr Dark
Honey Onyx (big diamond) and Thassos White
Ming Green Light (big diamond) and Thassos White 

Mugworth (big diamond) and Thassos White

Wooden White (big diamond) and Athen Gray

Enchanted Flavors Series

Coconut House
Crunched Pecan
Divine Strudel 

Marsala Swirl

Morning Granola

Tuscan Syrup

Excalibur Series

Dream Gallery
Smokey Tan
Timber Wolf
Winter Fjord

 

Flower Series

Crema marfil (oval) and Emp. Dark (dots) and Emp.
Crema marfil (oval) and Emp. Dark (dots) and Thassos White

Honey Onyx (oval) and Thassos White (dots)

 

Ming Green (oval) and Red (dots) and Thassos White

Ming green (oval) andThassos White (dots)

Thassos white (oval) and Emp. Light (dots) and Cream

Glass and Granite Series

Country Station
Hampton Path
Urban Sidewalk

Glass and Slate Series

Chestnut Screen (Block Random)
Chestnut Screen (Brick Random)
Contemporary Mocha (Block Random)
Contemporary Mocha (Random Brick)
Forest Floor (Block Random)
Forest Floor (Random Brick)
Hillcrest Tan (Random Brick)
Hillcrest Tan (Block Random)
Mineral Cliff (Block Random)
Mineral Cliff (Random Brick)
Northhampton Putty (Random Brick)
Rustic Taupe (Block Random)
Rustic Taupe (Random Brick)
Sag Harbor Gray (Block Random)
Sag Harbor Gray (Random Brick)
Titanium Filed (Block Random)
Titanium Filed (Random Brick)

Winter Scape (Block Random)

Winter Scape (Random Brick)

Grand Turret Series

Grey Truth
Ivy Drawbridge
Persian Quest
Yorkshire Tower

Holy Trail Series

Mount Zion
Nahal Yarkon
Yam Hamelach

Honeycomb Series

Island Marina
Tufted Shade
Water Chestnut
Young Fawn

Image Series

Dusk
Silver

Imperial Series

Imperial Cloud
Majestic Ivory
Regal Honey
Royal Egret

Impression Series

Alloy Fusion
Autumn Leaf

Barbados Sand

Bridgewater Tan
Fantasia
Limestone
Pinewoods
Rocky Road
Rushing River
Toffee Latte
Tranquility

Interlace Series

Crunched Walnut
Herbal Garden
Ice Basket
Milestone
Peach Field
Promanade
Waterscape

Jewel Series

Aqua Marine
Hermatite Delight
Moonstone Glitter
Sandstone Froth

Sky Topaz

Lagoon Series

Dawn
Everglade
Icy Peak

Modern Pyramid Series

Connecticut Storm
Dark Heather
Early Russet
Eloquent Flight
Metro Grey
Navajo Dune
Royal Tweed
Warm Canyon

Morning Spa Series

Calm Wisteria
Dutch Classic
Early Dawn
Grey Wintermist
Quiet White
 

 Oceania Series

Cobalt Sea (1x2 Herringbone)
Cobalt Sea (1x4 Random Brick)
Nautical Garden (1x2 Herringbone)
Nautical Garden (1x4 Random Brick)

 Opulence Series

Brown Tepee
Burnt Russet
Golden Leaf
Green Tea
Grizzly Brown
Hasbrook Brown
Hidden Valley
Rain Dance
Sierra Stone
Spartan Stone
Stonehouse

 Orbit Series

Metallic Weather
Meteor Shower
 

 Porcello Series

Autumn Acorns
Bronze Memory
Crocodile Glam
Dusty Faun
Shiny Oyster
Silver Fox

Tawny Drive

 Queen Lair Hexagon Series

Aspen Grove
Frosted Hive
Honey Harvest
Nimbus Cloud
Wooden Hornet
 

Random Brick Series

Aspen Grove

Moonscape

 
 

 Seagull Series 

Copper Black
Norwegian Flock
Polar Grey
Weathered Down
 
 

 Serene Fortune Series 

Caspian Yacht 9" x 18"
French Riviera 9" x 18"
Island Opulence 9" x 18"

Royal Platina 9" x 18"

 
Winter Chateau 9" x 18"
 

Shell Series

Brown Shell
Winter Shell

Skyline Series

Crema Marfil + Thassos White (dots)
Crema marfil + Emperador dark (dots)
Crema Marfil + Jerusalem Gold (dots)
Emperador Dark + Crema marfil (dots)
Lagos Azul + Lagos Gold (dots)

Ming Green + Thassos White (dots)

White Carrara Black (dots)

Bubble Symphony Series

Caviar
Grey Fizz
Platinum Foam
Taupe Fizzle

Smokey Froth

Whipped Creme

Symphony Series

Calm Grey
Deep Harmony
Grey Tranquility
Peaceful Breeze

Restful Afternoon

Twilight Serenity

Wooden Chant

Temptation Series

Artctic Ice
Sea Green Mist
Winter Black

Tranquil Series

Ashen Forest
Background
Blue Green Wash
Blue Moon

Chocolate Blend

City Fiber

Coffee & Cream

Crocodile Road

Grecian Sage

Grey Heron

Methodical Grey

Methodical Sand

Misty Scales

Morning Turret

Olive Grey

Rocky Beach

Russian Denim

Shallow Reef

Spotted Dove

Tranquil Flower Series

Ancient Market
Grecian Urn
Roman Bloom

Tranquil Hexagon Series

Capital Archive
Jerusalem Garden
Olympus Shade

Temple Inspiration

Waldorf Exclusive

Tranquil Random Brick Series

Mocha Canyon

Arizona Scape

El Dorado

Sage Brush

Sedona Rust

Scottsdale Brass

Tranquil Trapezoid Series

Horned Hazlenut

Quiet Mahogany

Rocky Road

Tender Harbor

Soft Mushroom

Versailles Series

Antique Mahogany
Cloud Lining
Dusty Trail
Foggy Meadow
Fountain Grey
French Blue
Garden Statue
Reflective Pool
Smokey Road
White Tulip
Woodland Green

Waterfall Series

Dream
Honey
Palm
White Rose

Windchime Series

Argyle Tune
Cloudy Breeze
Meadow Whisk
Morning Melody
Musical Field
Peaceful Waves
Soft Harmony
Wood Chime

Beyond the Backsplash: Creative Ways to Use Denver Glass Tile in Your Home


October 17, 2018

If you’re in love with the beauty of glass tile—and who isn’t?—you might be thinking about ways to incorporate it into your home. You probably already have a backsplash in your kitchen. Maybe you have even created a unique shower with Denver glass tile. Now you are wondering how else you can incorporate the beautiful look of glass into your home design.
Here are some ideas:

Create a Glass Tile Fireplace Hearth

A lot of people might not consider using glass for their hearth, but glass makes a gorgeous surrounding for your fireplace that is highly durable. Each individual glass tile might not be strong on its own, but when you put them together, they can withstand almost anything! 
The reflection of the fire in the glass tiles makes your fireplace look bigger and gives it a whimsical, cozy feel that other natural stones just can’t capture.
Glass tiles also do not stain, and they are easy to keep clean. 
You can choose blends of colors and shapes for your hearth that will create a dazzling effect, truly making your fireplace a focal point of the room. Check out this guide for creating your glass hearth: Glass Tile Fireplace.

Create a Glass Tile Accent Wall

Take your walls one step further than a simple backsplash and create an entire accent wall. You can extend an existing backsplash to go up the entire wall. Or you can even get creative and create a glass tile wall that doesn’t even need a backsplash. Your biggest problem will probably be deciding on color and style since there are so many options available.

Create a Glass Tile Backyard

No—we are not talking about the pool area. Glass can be used creatively in other ways in your backyard:
  • Use glass tiles for a water feature or a fountain
  • Use glass tiles for your outdoor kitchen
  • Use glass tiles on benches or to create signs or other types of art
  • Use glass tiles to create a wall mural that can be a focal point for your yard
You can tie the design and colors into what is already on the inside of your home—or you can go in a different direction altogether. You are only limited by your imagination and creativity.
Another idea is to use glass tile for your flooring, although this is not for everyone. This blog post can help you decide whether this is right for you: The Pros and Cons of Using Denver Glass Mosaic Flooring.

When you want to update the look of your home with Denver glass tile, the professionals at Natural Stone Sales have what you need. For more than 30 years our expert staff has been satisfying customers throughout the Denver area with our superior and customized natural stone services. We can offer advice on projects and help you find just the right style and colors to enhance the beauty of your home. Call us today at 303-777-7485 or visit our showroom at 900 W. Mississippi Ave. in Denver anytime from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

 
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What You Should Consider Before Upgrading to Denver Granite Countertops


October 10, 2018

You’re finally ready to upgrade your Denver kitchen, and you have decided to start with granite countertops. You know that granite will increase the value of your home because they are in such demand by homebuyers. What else should you consider before upgrading to Denver granite countertops?

The Cabinets

Will you be keeping your existing cabinets? Will you be upgrading to different cabinets? You will want to make sure they cabinets will have a cohesive look with your new granite countertops. Dark cabinets tend to look better with lighter countertops, and vice-versa. 
When you are upgrading your countertops, if you have builder quality kitchen cabinets, they might look out of place. Now might be a good time to consider upgrading the cabinets as well.  

The Sink

The latest trend for sink is the drop-in, undermounted sink, and this will impact the countertops—both in terms of cost and who will be making the cut into the granite. You will need to factor this in to your budget.

The Backsplash

If your backsplash is already installed and you have no plans to change it, the countertop installers will have to work around that—and there will be a cost to undo and redo. Or if you are having the granite extend up the wall, you’ll need to consider how that will impact your budget.

The Seams and Finishes

If you are not purchasing a slab of granite, you’ll have to consider the seams when more than one piece is installed. The grain has to go the same way, or you will end up with something that looks cheap and unprofessional.
Along those same lines, you need to consider the edges of the granite countertops. There are a number of different ways they can be finished, so be sure to talk to the granite company and find out how they charge for this.

The Installation Dates

If you are doing some other work to your kitchen, you want to make sure the installation date for your countertops coordinates in terms of timing. You should also know that for the average countertop installation, it takes about five or six hours with about three or four workers being present for the duration. 
You also want to plan for being unable to use your sink for about 24 hours after the installation to ensure that the sealant dries adequately. Also, you cannot eat food from directly off the counter for at least 72 hours after the counters are sealed.

For additional tips on getting your project organized, read what the experts at HGTV have to say in this article: Planning Your Kitchen Remodel.

Contact Natural Stone Sales for help with installing Denver granite countertops. Our expert staff has been working one-on-one with customers in the Denver area for more than 30 years. We specialize in providing superior and personalized natural stone services using only the highest quality products on the market. Give us a call today at 303-777-7485 to find out how we can work together to create a beautiful custom look for your home!
 
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How to Preserve and Protect the Beauty of Denver Marble Throughout Your Home


October 3, 2018

Designers like to say that there is a certain elegance and uniqueness to marble because of its “movement.” And if you look at the veining that is part of marble, you can understand why they refer to it as such. Many people, however, shy away from using marble in their homes because marble is a porous surface that can be susceptible to staining—particularly when marble is used in the kitchen for countertops. But protecting the beauty of marble in your Denver home might just be easier than you think if you follow these tips.

Keep Your Marble Clean to Prevent Etching

Etching is different from staining in that any acidic that is dripped or splashed onto a marble surface will eat away at the surface if it is not wiped up right away. Sometimes etching isn’t noticeable unless the light hits it just right.

Use the Right Products to Clean Marble

If you use an acidic cleaning product, this can also cause etching. Don’t use cleaners that contain vinegar, lemon juice, or other cleaners that might contain acid. All you need is plain old soap and water to clean your marble surfaces. Be sure to use a nonabrasive cloth or sponge. Keep in mind, however, that no cleaner will get rid of etching that has already set on the marble surface.

Apply a Spray Sealant Once a Month

Using a spray sealant on your marble surfaces once a month can help reduce the possibility of both stains and etching. The sealant will prevent spills and drips from penetrating the surface. This does not mean, however, that you don’t need to wipe up stains immediately. If you leave a spill on your marble overnight, the sealant will not prevent there from being a stain the next morning.
This article from the DIY Playbook has even more tips on using a sealant for marble surfaces: How to Seal a Marble Dining Room Table.

Solutions to Common Problems

In spite of the best of intentions, stains and etchings on marble can happen. Here are some of the solutions to the most common problems:
  • Organic stains, such as food and beverages—Use a mixture of 12 percent hydrogen peroxide and a few drops of ammonia with a damp cloth.
  • Grease or oil stains—Use a liquid cleanser, ammonia, or detergent to clean gently.
  • Paint stains—These should come off if you scrape very gently with a razor blade; be careful not to scratch the marble surface.
  • Water spots—Try using steel wool (0000) to gently buff out stains.
You can also contact a stone professional, such as Natural Stone Sales, and we can offer you advice on your specific stain and how you can get rid of or minimize it.
If you are interested in using Denver marble to enhance the beauty of your home, Natural Stone Sales has what you need. For more than 30 years our expert staff has been satisfying customers throughout the Denver area with our superior and customized natural stone services. Call us today at 303-777-7485 or visit our showroom at 900 W. Mississippi Ave. in Denver anytime from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
 
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What Kind of Kitchen Countertops Should You Get for Your Denver Home?


September 26, 2018

Nothing gives a kitchen a facelift like updating the countertops. If you’ve been in your home for a while, or if you own a home with a kitchen that hasn’t been updated in a while, it might be time to make a transformation. Once you are ready to go ahead with new Denver kitchen countertops, your biggest challenge might be deciding just what kind of countertops might be best for you and your family. Before you get started, you can read this article by the pros at Consumer Reports weighing in on different countertop materials for busy kitchens. Then, read on to find out what some of your options might be.

Laminate Counters for the Tight Budgets

Laminate counters today look better than they used to, but they are still the go-to countertop material for those who are budget conscious. You can get them in many different colors and patterns, however, and they are also more stain- and heat-resistant than the laminate countertops your parents had.

Solid Surface for Seamless Beauty

This is probably one of the most popular types of countertops today. Homeowners love the seamless look of these hard surfaces, and for the most part, they are durable and resistant to stains. They can become scratched, however, so it’s crucial to only cut on a cutting board.

Granite for Strength

Granite has been the most popular countertop for the past decade or more. Nothing can beat it for its beauty of color and pattern. While it is strong, it does require some maintenance in the form of resealing. If it chips, you’ll need to call in a professional to make repairs.

Quartz for Easier Maintenance

If you are looking for something that is easy to maintain, look no further than quartz. This material that looks very much like stone can be tested to its limits. For instance, if you place a pot directly on the counter you just took off a hot stove, your quartz countertop will maintain its beauty. It’s great for cooks who spend a lot of time in the kitchen.
If you have a small kitchen, you might be interested in one of our prefabricated slabs. This can save you a lot of money and can be found in quartz as well as marble, granite, and travertine.

Limestone and Marble for Clean Lines

A lot of people love how limestone and marble look but think they are too difficult to maintain for them to be practical as kitchen countertops. Depending on how hard your family is on countertops, these can still be a beautiful option for many kitchens. You’ll have to take a bit of care with them to keep them from staining, but when they do become worn, it tends to be in a lovely way that many people enjoy have as part of their kitchen. 

Are you ready to update your Denver kitchen countertops? Contact Natural Stone Sales and we can help you decide on the best option for your busy kitchen. For more than three decades our expert staff has been making customers throughout the Denver area happy with our superior and customized natural stone services. We can handle any of your natural stone needs, we use the best products available, and we would be glad to design and install a kitchen countertop that can maximize the attractive beauty and overall value of your home. Call us today at 303-777-7485.
 
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Retaining the Beauty of Denver Glass Tile in Your Home


August 22, 2018

Glass tile is popular because of its brilliant shine and the beauty it adds to any living space. Typically used in kitchens and bathrooms, Denver glass tile can be designed simply or intricately, depending on personal preference and taste.
If you’re still in the planning stages of choosing the right tile for your remodeling project, here are some tips from the experts at HGTV. Here is a selection of some of the glass tiles we have to offer.
Once you’ve decided to use glass tile in your home, you want to make sure you take care of it so its beauty lasts for years to come. Glass tile is easy to maintain, but there are certain precautions homeowners will want to take.

The Basics of Caring for Glass Tile

Most people use glass tile because of its inherent beauty, but it does need to be kept free of dust and particles. Whether you’ve used it for a backsplash or for flooring, you’ll want to wipe it daily with a soft dust cloth to keep it clean.
It’s best to stick with natural products, such as vinegar and baking soda, to clean glass tiles. If you are using baking soda, be sure it is well dissolved in water before you apply it so you don’t scratch the surface of the tiles.

Glass Tile in the Kitchen

The natural sheen of glass tile means that the grease and grime that collects as a result of cooking won’t show up right away. But it’s a good idea to wipe the tiles down periodically with a mixture of water and vinegar (half of each). You can spray this solution on the tiles and let it soak there for a few minutes before wiping it clean. You can follow up with straight water and a soft towel to ensure there are no water spots. Microfiber cloths work particularly well.

Glass Tile in the Bathroom

Glass tile is frequently used in bathrooms because of its easy maintenance properties, but eventually, soap scum and hard water stains will develop. Clean weekly with a vinegar and water solution. For soap scum that has built up, you can spray the area with the solution and let it soak for 15 minutes to allow the vinegar time to work. Wipe the area with a soft cloth, repeating as necessary.
If you have any questions about using Denver glass tile or need any help coming up with design options for any space in your home, call the professionals at Natural Stone Sales. Whether you are looking for glass tile to add to your home, or a stone to add to your counter or backsplash, Natural Stone Sales has what you need. For more than 30 years our expert staff has been satisfying customers throughout the Denver area with our superior and customized natural stone services. Call us today at 303-777-7485 or visit our showroom at 900 W. Mississippi Ave. in Denver anytime from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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