Denver Granite

Granite is a natural stone that offers the beauty and elegance that only mother nature can offer. Granite is an igneous rock that is formed by the slow crystallization of various minerals. One of granites many attributes is the range of color and patterns throughout each piece. Granites overall resiliency and strength makes it ideal or granite countertops, granite floors, granite backsplashes, granite showers, and many other residential and commercial applications.

Absolute Black
Almond Mauve
 
Blue Pearl

Bainbrook Brown

 
Baltic Brown
Bianco Taupe
Black Galaxy
 
Dakota Mahogony
Emerald Pearl
 
English Brown
Giallo Fiorito
Giallo Ornamental
Kashmir White

Labrador Antico

Tan Brown
Santa Ceclia
 
Uba Tuba
Venetian Gold
 
Verde Butterfly
Verde Fuocco

Latest Granite News in Denver


Choosing Light or Dark Denver Granite Countertops for Your Kitchen


August 29, 2018

It’s exciting when you decide to redo your kitchen and make the change to Denver granite countertops. Whether you are changing your countertops as a solo project, or if your entire kitchen is undergoing a remodel, deciding on the color—light versus dark—of your granite countertops can be a daunting task. After all, there are plenty of granite colors from which to choose.
One of the main considerations will be the color of your cabinets. Are you getting new ones? Keeping the old cabinets? The color will help steer you in one direction or another for granite.
Take a look at this guide from the professionals at HGTV on how to choose granite countertop colors. Then read on for more ideas on making your decision a bit easier.

Dark Cabinets and Lighter Granite

Current trends point toward using a lighter color granite for countertops if you have—or will have—dark cabinets. The contrast is a pleasant one. Also, lightening up the countertops when the cabinets are dark will help to keep the space looking brighter.

Light Cabinets and Darker Granite

The same concept of contrast holds true if your cabinets are light. They will help keep the space bright so the use of dark granite works will if you have light or white cabinets.
Keep in mind that darker granite might be more apt to show drips and spills, so you might have to be more diligent about cleaning them.

Flooring and Granite Color

You should also consider your flooring when choosing granite color. You don’t want things to necessarily match too much, but there should be a harmony to the color families of the floors and countertops. If the two don’t work well together, there is a risk of making your kitchen feel too busy and the colors too overwhelming.

Other Considerations

If you like bold colors, those don’t necessarily have to be reflected in the color of your countertops. You can pull in bold accessories such as small appliances, backsplashes, and window coverings. Keeping countertops and cabinets on the more neutral side will help you get a better resale value down the road.
You can also decide to mix it up. If you have an island, you can choose a lighter granite for it and a darker color for the countertops—or vice versa.
If you are thinking about updating the look of your home with new Denver granite countertops for your kitchen, Natural Stone Sales is your premier stone company. If you have questions about granite or want to take a look at the wide variety of colors and patterns we have available, get in touch with us! See our natural stone project gallery to get ideas for your home project and give us a call at 303-777-7485 to get started! 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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Granite and Other Natural Stone Countertops for Home


August 15, 2018

Denver granite and other natural stone products are popular today when it comes to homeowners choosing what they will use for countertops. If you have an older home with laminate countertops, upgrading to a natural stone is one of the best ways to improve the appearance of your home—and to increase your property values. The entire room, whether it’s the kitchen or bathroom, will benefit from making this one change.
There are so many natural stone materials to choose from, it might be overwhelming to pick just one. If you need a bit of inspiration, you can take a look at our project gallery. If you are looking specifically for new kitchen countertops, the experts at This Old House have this to say in All About Stone Countertops to help make your decision just a little bit easier.
Here are some of the materials you might want to consider when installing your natural stone countertops.

Granite

Granite has been a popular stone to use for countertops for quite a while, and it continues to be a common choice for homeowners. Many potential buyers are looking for homes with granite countertops. Not only is granite beautiful, but it offers many design options—probably more than any other natural stone. Granite also comes in a wide range of different colors and patterns.
Keep in mind, however, that because granite is rather porous, using it for countertops comes with some risks. Granite can become stained, scratched, or dented, so it’s a good idea to have the countertops periodically sealed to keep them protected.

Marble

Marble has gained in popularity in recent years because of its beautiful, classy appearance. Marble comes in bold colors with dramatic patterns, giving homes a sophisticated appearance. Homeowners who choose this natural stone love its high glossy look. If you want your kitchen and bathrooms to have a high-end look, marble can be a great option.
Marble is another stone that is rather porous, so liquids can penetrate the surface and cause stains. Sealing can ensure your countertops stay beautiful for many years to come.

Quartz

Quartz countertops are engineered, which makes them highly durable. They don’t have the porosity of other stones, so they are resistant to stains and other damage. This easy-to-maintain natural stone does not have to be sealed, which makes it low maintenance. Quartz is a great choice for busy kitchens and bathrooms.
Any type of natural stone will enhance the look of your home—and increase its resale value. So what are you waiting for?
Contact Natural Stone Sales for help with natural stone for the countertops throughout your home. For more than 30 years, our expert staff has been creating satisfied customers throughout the Denver area with our superior and personalized natural stone services. We can handle any of your natural stone needs, we use the best products on the market, and we would be glad to design and install countertops to enhance the beauty of your home and maximize its value.  

 

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Choosing the Right Company for Denver Granite Installation


August 8, 2018

What You Should Know About Choosing the Right Company for Denver Granite Installation
When you have decided to invest in a natural stone countertop, such as Denver granite, you want to make sure the job is done the right way. It’s crucial that you pick the right installer for such a large investment in your home. Here are some tips to make sure your project goes smoothly, from beginning to end, because you have chosen an installer you can trust.

Don’t Buy a Slab Sight Unseen

If an installer doesn’t want you to see the stone before installing it, this is a red flag. You should have ample opportunity to see the entire slab to ensure there are no surprises. With granite, there can be pitting, veins, and blotching you might not like. If a company wants you to choose your granite from a picture, you should probably move on to another company.

Get Bids From Three Natural Stone Installers

Find someone to work with that you will be comfortable with and who is up front with you about everything. You don’t necessarily want to go with the cheapest installer—or the most expensive. Check online review, check their references, and take a look at work they have done for previous customers. Ask about their reliability and professionalism from past clients. Read How to Check Your Contractor’s References Before a Project ahead of time so you know how to handle this necessary step.
At Natural Stone Sales, we invite you to take a look at our project gallery to see some examples of the work we have done for happy customers in the past. You are also welcome to come to our showroom.

Make Sure You Are Getting Good Quality Stone

If a bid comes in lower than the others, this might mean you are getting a lower quality of granite. Low-grade granite, also called commercial granite, can have unattractive flaws in it. It might also be a thinner cut, which is why the bid probably came in cheaper.

Find Out How They Work

You want to hire an installer that has up-to-date equipment that ensure accurate, clean cuts and lovely seams. Some installers try to save time—and labor costs—by putting the seam where the sink is cut out, but this frequently doesn’t give the most polished finish.
Find out too how they control dust at the worksite.

Don’t Get Too Caught Up in Price

Everyone wants to stay within budget, but price is usually not the best way to make a decision. The old adage, “you get what you pay for” is an old adage for a reason—it’s often true.

Are you ready to install granite in 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. We specialize in providing superior and personalized natural stone and hardwood services using only the highest quality products on the market. 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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Trendy Denver Granite Color Schemes For Your Kitchen Island


April 12, 2017

Instead of using the same Denver granite throughout the entire kitchen, many homeowners are choosing to use a different color of granite on their kitchen islands. This creates a striking contrast and can instantly add character and style to the room, but only if it’s done correctly. Here are some of the trendy colors you should use on your kitchen island countertop:

Navy Blue

Navy is a lot like black, so although its popularity may rise and fall over the years, it will never really go out of style. That’s what makes this a great choice for the countertops on your kitchen island. If you have light colored countertops throughout the rest of your kitchen, navy is the perfect color to use on your island. It works especially well with white or gray colored cabinets, but because it’s considered a neutral, it can complement any type of cabinetry. Learn more about 2017 color trends.

Black

If you want a light, airy kitchen, you may think that using black is off-limits, but that’s not necessarily the case. Depending on the rest of your kitchen design, black might be the perfect choice for your island’s countertops. Black works especially well in kitchens that have a lot of white. For example, if you have white countertops or cabinets paired with white backsplash tile or flooring, adding black will help you pull off that chic black-and-white look. If the rest of your kitchen is fairly dark, black would not be the best choice for your island’s countertops.

Green

Deep, emerald greens can add warmth and vibrancy to any kitchen, but it can be overpowering when used throughout the entire kitchen. Choose a deep green granite countertop for your island if the rest of your kitchen features neutral browns, tans, or grays. Adding green to your island will give your kitchen an eye-catching pop of color.

White

If you chose bold countertops for the rest of your kitchen, keep it simple by using white granite countertops on your island. For example, if you used the verde fuocco granite, which is gray and pink, you shouldn’t use another bold color on your island that will compete with this granite. Using white will provide a much-needed balance and make the entire room look more pulled together and sophisticated. The best part? White countertops pair well with any type of cabinet, so this look can work in every kitchen.

Gray

Gray is quickly becoming one of the most popular neutral colors, so why not incorporate it into your kitchen? This is another granite color that can be used to balance out bold kitchen design, but one color that it does not pair well with is brown. If you have brown or tan countertops throughout the rest of your kitchen, you may want to choose a different color for your island.

Contact Natural Stone Sales for help with installing Denver granite around your home. Our expert staff has been working one-on-one with customers in the Denver area for over three decades. We specialize in providing superior and personalized natural stone and hardwood services using only the highest quality products on the market. Contact us today to find out how we can create a beautiful custom look for your home!
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Choosing the Right Edge For Your Denver Granite Countertops


So, you’ve decided to use Denver granite on your countertops, found an installer, and even picked a color that you think will work perfectly in your home. What next? There’s one more decision that you have to make: which edge do you want? Here are some of the different options:

Straight Edges
If you are going for a clean, minimalistic look in your kitchen, it’s best to choose a granite countertop with a straight edge. You should also use a straight edge if you don’t want your countertops to distract from another design element in your kitchen, such as unique cabinets or bright colored appliances. Although they are called straight edges, they are actually not completely straight. These edges are slightly curved so they aren’t sharp and dangerous. One of the most popular straight edges is the radius, which is slightly rounded at the top of the edge, and then squared at the bottom.

Curved Edges
Straight edges have a slight curve, but the curved shape is much more pronounced in curved edges. These edges are timeless and will complement any type of kitchen. But because they instantly soften the entire room, curved edges work best in warm and inviting kitchens. You should also consider curved edges if you have small children in your home. It’s much safer for a child to bump his head on a curved edge countertop than it is for him to bump it against a straight or fancy edge. If you’re a clumsy cook, you also won’t have to worry about hurting yourself if you bump into a curved edge countertop.

If you are interested in a curved edge countertop, ask your installer to see samples of pencil, bullnose, and Tuscan curve edges to get an idea of what they look like.

Fancy Edges
Finally, homeowners also have the option of choosing from various fancy edges. This type of edge is used to give the kitchen a luxurious and expensive feel. Fancy edges are much more detailed than curved and straight edges, so they look more bold and expensive. If you are intrigued by fancy edges but don’t want them to overpower the rest of your kitchen, consider using them only on your kitchen’s island. Then, use a straight or curved edge on the rest of your countertops to provide balance.

One thing to keep in mind is that the demand for fancy edges comes and goes over time. If you plan on selling your home in the near future, it may be best to stick to a classic straight or curved edge to appeal to more buyers.

Contact Natural Stone Sales for help with installing Denver granite around your home. Our expert staff has been working one-on-one with customers in the Denver area for over three decades. We specialize in providing superior and personalized natural stone and hardwood services using only the highest quality products on the market. Contact us today to find out how we can create a beautiful custom look for your home!
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