Marble is formed from limestone that is superheated and forms a unique crystalline structure. Marble creates a look of timeless elegance and is often used in both homes and commercial applications to make a statement. Due to its many colors and veining it offers a wide variety of classical looks and styles. Due to its porous nature it may stain, however Marble tile lasts forever if it is properly maintained and cleaned.
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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 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 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 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.