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Denver Natural Stone: Which Material Is Right For Bathroom Countertops?


November 5, 2019

Kitchen style and design may be one of the best selling points of a property but bathrooms are used far more often. From being the haven where most people start their day to providing a relaxing atmosphere for a nice bubble bath after working hard, bathroom design and functionality should be given its proper consideration. This space not only serves a functional and necessary service, but depending on the overall floorplan of your home, these spaces may either be tied to master bedrooms, utilized as guest options, or serve as a stand alone area.

Deciding which material to select for your bathroom countertops shouldn’t be a difficult task. For many, the determination is ultimately a personal preference as there are varying levels of proficiency to different bathroom countertop materials. For natural stone, the surfaces offer many of the same benefits but depending on your individual style or color preference, one material may provide a better option than the others.

Quartz

Engineered quartz countertops have many positives with a single drawback of being prone to heat damage. Although extremely durable and available in a variety of different colors, there are heat components which have the potential to cause an issue in the bathroom. Curling irons, flat irons, and other items need to be handled with care to ensure the quartz isn’t subject to extreme heat for a considerable time period. In most instances, this is never an issue and shouldn’t sway you from the multiple color options and other benefits to selecting quartz.

Marble

Marble countertops can often provide a clean look that many people appreciate within a bathroom. Typically utilized to match light colors while benefiting from a durable and long-lasting product, marble has multiple benefits when put into use in the bathroom. Not only is this surface option extremely resilient but it also is seemingly stain resistant. 

Granite

The use of granite countertops has expanded from the kitchen to the bathroom in recent years. These surfaces offer a variety of color options while providing a nice alternative to laminate for homeowners. As with any of the other considerations, materials can be matched to the kitchen countertop surfaces in order to create a sense of flow and connectivity throughout a home. 


If you’re ready for an upgrade to a natural stone surface in the bathroom or wish to create an entirely new look for any area within your home, 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 Molding Styles and Benefits


October 29, 2019

One of the most intricate details to a kitchen is the molding selected that accompanies the cabinets and other surface areas. From crown molding atop a ceiling cabinet to chair rails and pencil molds, the difference these features can make is incredible. No matter if you are looking to upgrade an existing space or completing a remodel project, the implementation of specific moldings can definitely elevate your kitchen’s appeal.

Different molding types can serve to not only enhance the look of a specific area but some also have practical benefits. For these and other reasons, their growth in popularity is a monumental realization within the design industry. Installing even a few new features to existing cabinets can provide an entirely new look and feel to your space.

Chair Molding

One of the most popular moldings available, chair molding or chair rails, have both a practical and design specific purpose. Typically located about one-third of the way up a wall, this molding strip serves practically to protect the wall surface from being brushed by chairs in the room but also a design component because of the aesthetic break-up of the room where it is installed. 

Rope Molding

Rope molding adds that minor detail that can take your kitchen cabinets from good to great. Typically installed either above or below the outline, these pieces serve to enhance the overall look of a cabinet and can help tie in another area of the home. Able to be used in both the bathroom or kitchen, these materials can help to create a common flow and theme throughout any space.

Pencil Molding

Another popular molding type for use within a kitchen is the pencil molding. This “finishing touch” adds a sense of design and flow to the piece where it is installed. Comparatively similar to shoe molds, installed where the wall meets the floor, these pencil moldings created definite outlines for the cabinets and can help you raise the look of an existing kitchen without having to tear out or install any of the surfaces - unless your desire is to complete such a project.

If you’re ready to upgrade or create an entirely new look for the kitchen within your home, 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 Tile Flooring Patterns to Consider


October 23, 2019

Natural stone has been increasing in popularity, leading to multiple uses throughout any home for both decorative and functional purposes, including consideration as a flooring surface. The resilience and design components capable of achievement through such a use has led many homeowners to implement these materials into their properties from traditional kitchen and bathrooms to living rooms and beyond.

Understanding all about tile flooring and choosing the best type can be a bit tricky, but fortunately there are experts who can help. By knowing which areas and what designs will be best implemented within your home, an informed decision can be made prior to the start of the process. Today, technological advances even offer homeowners the ability to see how a certain room will look no matter the flooring option or pattern they choose. 

Depending on the specific material and look selected, there are multiple tile patterns to duplicate on floors. Consider each of the following for your specific situation.

Traditional

A traditional tile pattern can range from side by side blocks of rectangles or squares to diagonal pieces or virtually any other consistent and repeating pattern. Maintaining a look of consistency and flow are key components to utilizing this method. Around since tile began to be used as a flooring option, homeowners cannot go wrong with any of these timeless classics.

Unique

From honeycomb designs to vibrant colors and outlines, installing a unique design can create quite the impression for guests and a sense of personalization for the homeowner. Consider making an impression with a rare pattern or color scheme, depending on the area of the home where this style will be utilized.

Design

Finally, tile flooring can also be constructed with a specific design in place. Depending on the shape of the tiles, they can be configured to create repeating or alternating patterns, in addition to even words or phrases. Again, while a lot of these decisions will be based on where the tiles are being installed, understanding that multiple options exist and that generally any desire of the property owner can be achieved is the goal. From a traditional set to a personal design, natural tile flooring has plenty to offer.

If you’re ready to upgrade or create an entirely new look for the flooring surfaces of your home, 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 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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Stacked Denver Natural Stone Enhancement Ideas


October 9, 2019

The opportunities for bringing outdoor landscaped ideas into the home are expanding as much as people are trying to move living rooms and kitchens outdoors. This blending of the two starkly different areas is making design concepts and interior decorating reach new heights. Helping to increase property values and extend the useful space for homeowners, each area holds its own importance. Almost rising in popularity on the same scale as open concepts, inventing different ways to associate a natural setting indoors is going to be commonplace very soon.

Stacked stone is one way that can be utilized to achieve both methods. Not only can this material be installed outdoors along foundations, around columns, or to add detail for outdoor living spaces but it can also be installed in the home as well. With multiple advantages to pushing stacked stone inside, along with the capabilities to connect both areas using the same style and color of stones, a popular trend is booming.

Accent Wall

Instead of using a different, bold paint color to create an accent wall within a given space, consider using stacked stone. Doing so will create a unique look available without having to worry about matching one particular color as stones can serve in a background role or be complementary
to many design styles.

Fireplace

The trend began with homeowners electing to paint their brick to create a different style look around fireplaces. Now, these people can take that a step further with the utilization of stacked stone. Not only does this make for an exquisite look, but it also can provide a cabin feel to any home where installed.

Natural Interior Setting

Matching stacked stone with outdoor area applications creates a connected environment. Design personnel are always intrigued by flow and floorplan - one reason the open concept has become so popular. Creating a similar method with stacked stone from an accent wall through a dining area and out onto a patio extends this concept outside the walls of a home. One of the biggest benefits, it can even make your home feel bigger, with the added outdoor entertainment spaces.

If you’re ready to upgrade or create a new charming environment on 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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