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How to Care for Your Granite Countertop


May 22, 2019

Once you’ve worked with the kitchen remodeling professionals at Natural Stone and decided which granite countertop is right for you, you’ll need to prioritize keeping it looking its best moving forward. After all, a fine-looking, expertly-installed granite countertop form Natural Stone Sales doesn’t just improve the look and value of your home —it will be a centerpiece with which you, your family, and your friends will interact with for decades to come.

The most important thing to remember when caring for your new granite countertop is to avoid harsh cleaning products. Read the instructions on any cleaning product before using it on your granite —or heed the cleaning guidelines provided to you by our countertop experts. Harsh cleaners do more than clean countertops —they, in a sense, over-clean them, and have the potential to remove protective sealants and coatings that are intended to preserve the life of your countertop. Always avoid utilizing strong, acidic cleaning agents. If the sealant or coating is removed from your new granite countertop, it will stain more easily and may even become susceptible to potentially harmful bacteria and viruses. In addition to avoiding the use of harsh chemicals, you’ll also want to avoid using harsh cleaning tools, including scrubbing pads, steel wool or metal brushes when cleaning your countertops. 

While granite, stainless steel, lava rock and tile do better with the absorption of heat than other countertop materials, extremely hot cookware has the potential to cause cracking in even the toughest materials. With this in mind, try to protect your granite by letting pots cool on the stove or on your cooktop. With just a little bit of care when it comes to handling hot cookware, you can prevent damage to your countertops caused by heat.

THe professionals here at Natural Stone Sales will always take care to utilize properly seal Granite, sandstone, marble and slate countertops immediately upon installation. The sealer prevents stains from spills and water and can also help to prevent the buildup of potentially harmful bacterias. You’ll get the best durability from your countertops when they are properly sealed –be sure to ask your Natural Stone Sales representative if your particular piece of granite may require additional sealing down the road. After all —the idea is to keep your granite countertops looking their best for years and years to come. 

Looking to remodel your Denver-area kitchen counter, bathroom or floor with top-quality, expertly-installed granite? Contact the experts at Natural Stone Sales today!
 
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Ways Limestone Can Be Used in Your Denver-area Home


May 15, 2019

At Natural Stone Sales, it’s always our goal to help Denver-area homeowners improve the look and functionality of their home —inside and out. And while we may specialize in kitchen and bathroom remodels, and other interior projects with the use of a wide variety of materials, limestone is a fashionable, affordable and smart-looking material that can upgrade the look of 
your home, whether you’re building from scratch or remodeling. Whether you’re after a European sense of design, or simply want to incorporate your own style into your new home or remodeling project, Natural Stone Sales is greater-Denver’s go-to resource for high quality stone at affordable, competitive prices. 

Early in the home architectural design and brainstorming process construction process, consider how stately limestone columns can give your new home a regal look on balconies, or to provide structural integrity to your building, providing a classic European look that’s as good looking as it is functional. 

Custom-designed limestone door surrounds can help create a regal, yet warming ambiance that will impress anyone who walks through them —particularly if you’re entertaining for business. Limestone doorways aren’t just aesthetically pleasing, they also create wonderful acoustics. 

Looking for interior flooring that will last a lifetime? Limestone flooring’s time-tested durability have make it one of the most popular types of natural stone flooring for newly-built homes in the greater Denver region. Limestones gives both owners and architects a variety of  option to choose from a number of different limestone colors, so the flooring can be used for things like living rooms, bathroom floors, hallways, bedrooms and more. Limestone floors are strong enough to withstand high foot-traffic areas for years on end, meaning you’ll never notice any signs of age. They can even be complimented with a wide variety of rug shapes and colors. 

Looking to utilize limestone in other applications? It’s a natural stone that’s also ideal for use in your bathroom or kitchen. Limestone countertops can be used to add character and easily maintained functionality, and best of all,  are easily maintained. Since there is a wide variety of patterns and colors limestone available when you work with Natural Stone Sales, you can match any interior design plan you want to implement, giving you complete control on how you want your home to look.

Whether you’re a an experienced home builder from Denver,  an expert limestone craftsmen from Aurora, or simply building your Colorado dream home, Natural Stone Sales can help you can have the home of your dreams. Style, sophistication, strength, and durability —limestone can offer you it all. 
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Denver Natural Stone Quartz Shower Advantages


May 9, 2019

The uses for quartz and other natural stone surfaces has been increasing in recent years throughout homes all across the United States. After initially finding its way into kitchens as a countertop surface, many options first thought to be only available for this sole use have been expanding their location ever since. As a result, everything from kitchen and bathroom backsplashes to tubs and showers is now being enhanced by the look of these multi-functioning stones.

Quartz in particular is one of the most well adjusted options a homeowner can choose. Available in a variety of colors and prefabricated to fit any design style, quartz is one of the most versatile options on the market today. The selection of quartz countertop colors often fits well with what many people have in mind for their bathroom and now even showers are being constructed with this natural stone. For many reasons, choosing quartz allows for homeowners to achieve a spa feel within the comforts of their own dwelling. 

Design
The design options available for quartz are seemingly endless. By selecting quartz as a remodel or new construction component for shower walls, you can extend the look of your countertop into the shower. This allows for a smooth transition and consistency within any size bathroom.

Durability
Virtually indestructible, quartz made a name for itself in the kitchen but now is revamping bathrooms in real estate everywhere. A solid surface that can withstand a lot of wear and tear without breaking, chipping, or falling apart, quartz walls within a shower can take the heat. The non-porous surface helps to keep away any mildew accumulation and with proper care will last forever. 

Cleaning
Solid slab construction often allows for the only seams to be present at joints and not between each and every piece as tile is put together. For this reason, the absence of grout allows for easy cleaning and maintenance. Instead of having to spend time ensuring every inch of a wall covered with tiles gets clean, especially in between, a simple wash on a solid wall can aid in bathroom cleaning.

If you’re ready to consider an upgrade in your own home or are building a new construction then consider adding quartz into your bathroom shower. 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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Uses for Denver Natural Stone Ledgers Extend Beyond Backsplash


May 1, 2019

Incorporating natural stone surfaces into your home is no longer limited to only the kitchen and bathrooms. While these two areas may have allowed for stone surfaces to infiltrate a home sparking unique designs, style, functional uses, and a long lasting material - they have been expanding their coverage areas ever since.

There are many different types of ledger stone that is now being used in living rooms, offices, and even to enhance outdoor entertainment spaces. From a border pattern to a full wall, these natural stone surfaces are creating an impact in modern design. Available in both smooth finishes or a rough, more rustic and natural looking completed design, the color options and availability are seemingly limitless. Home owners can pick exactly the look they are hoping to achieve and stone ledgers bring it to life.

Office/Living Room
To create a modern feel in any room, use natural stone ledgers against a solid wall surface. Typically, a thin stacked stone will be implemented resulting in a rough finish but unique look for the area.

Implemented as either full room coverage or just to materialize an accent wall, the stone ledgers use outside of a normal area can seem like a natural fit. Homeowners can immediately update or enhance any room with the use of these unique features.

Fireplace/Fire Pit
Inside or out, ledgers can be used to block in a fireplace or modernize the look of an outdoor fire pit. A naturally inviting gathering place, these ledgers are sure to set your fireplace or fire pit apart from any that you have ever seen.

Depending on the finish and colors selected, fireplace ledger stones create either a modernized feel with smooth, bright and often contrasting colors - while rough, darker stones make for a more natural look. 

Shower
Ledger stones have long been utilized in the bathroom as backsplash pieces but are now being implemented on the walls of many showers. Often used to create a spa feel inside your own home, but those who love the look of ledgestone need to understand the cleaning requirements associated with their use.

While a smooth finish is easiest for the shower, rough edges with different angles and areas can take more time to clean. While requiring a little more attention to detail, complete installation of a ledger stone wall is not out of the question and the final product design benefits often outweigh the need for a little more detailed cleaning.

If you’re ready to consider an upgrade in your home through the use of natural stone ledgers, 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 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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