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Denver Natural Stone: Granite Countertop Questions to Answer


January 22, 2020

One of the easiest ways to enhance a kitchen, while making a significant change that can have lasting benefits is by replacing the existing countertops. Unless you are completing a remodeling project that entails moving appliances, changing sink location, or tearing down walls, a simple switch from your existing surfaces to a granite top can really impact the look and feel of your space. Not only will the upgrade shift the design characteristics of your home but an increase in property value may also be attributed to the move should you wish to sell the residence in the future.

Granite countertops have pros and cons just like any other surface but the advantages far outweigh any potential negatives. However, once you have determined that granite is right for you, there are still some tough decisions to be made. Fortunately, there are multiple options available for each, making granite a versatile option that is capable of meeting the needs of any homeowner.

COLOR

From dark to light, there are many granite countertop colors to choose from for your kitchen. No matter if you are looking for a black surface or lighter hue, there are granite options available. 

FINISH

There are also different finishes to choose from for your granite countertop. The two most commonly used are honed or polished. Honed countertops tend to have more of a matte finish and will not reflect light or appear as glossy on the surface. Polished is the complete opposite, used to bring out the natural color of the stone and give kitchens a clean, bright, and crisp appearance.

SEAMS

Depending on the size of your kitchen countertops, a seam may be needed to fit the stone into your existing space. If it is determined that two different granite pieces will be used to cover your space, then determining where the seam should be located is a detail that should be given appropriate consideration.

EDGE

Selecting the right edge for your countertop is another feature that many homeowners forgo when upgrading their space. With a number of options available, make certain you give this aspect some good thought and attention to detail in order to create the best space available.

Once you’re ready to upgrade an existing material during a remodel or are constructing your own new residence, 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 needed to complete the job. 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 select and decide for yourself which will fit into your plans 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 Glass Mosaics Break Up Tiled Walls


January 15, 2020

Interior design trends are constantly changing but there are a few staples within the industry. One of these includes shower access over a tub, either in addition to, or as a combination and while open floor plans continue to dominate the industry, electing to install glass doors in lieu of a curtain helps to open up the space. This creates the sense of more room, instead of closing off the tub/shower with a curtain and can really enhance the look of your bathroom - master or otherwise, with a few strategic details.

Modern bathroom design ideas not only include updating facilities but it can also correspond to color selection and the overall tone of a room. Over time, expectations for bathrooms have grown from floral color combinations of rose, yellow, and greens to more earth type hues, predominantly white, grey and black. These, coupled with a simplistic approach have also moved into the shower/tub area and when combined together can create an appealing modern flair. 

Shower Tiles

Bathroom tiles were once thought of only as a flooring option but those soon ascended up walls and a similar approach can now be applied to the shower. Depending on the specific material selected, a long-lasting and durable surface can be installed to fit the needs and wants for anyone currently experiencing a remodel or in the process of a new construction. 

Glass Mosaics

Colored patterns are often considered as a potential backsplash option but these patterns are also now being incorporated throughout other areas of the home. In particular, the bathroom, walls, showers, and tubs can benefit from their installation. The intricate detail associated with mosaics can really add a splash of style to your modern bathroom.

Design Style

Able to be added either vertically or horizontally, these mosaics serve to add a splash of color, tie in an existing (or new) backsplash over the entire space, or simply help break up the monotony of an earth toned tile area. Glass tile showers are rising in popularity and the flexibility of mosaics into the current tile has limitless possibilities. Whatever your creative design style, there are options available. 


If you’re ready to upgrade existing materials or create a new look entirely, then we’re here and ready to help move your construction 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: Top Residential Uses for Limestone


January 8, 2020

The ability to incorporate natural materials into home design has been growing in popularity for quite some time. While these offerings have long been among the choices for different areas within a home, it was not until open concepts and more rustic design characteristics rose in popularity that natural stone surfaces saw their just due. From an initial installation as countertops, these surface options are now expanding their use throughout households across the country.

No matter your personal preference on current interior design styles, from minimalist to modern, traditional and everything in between - incorporating a natural stone look into some aspect of your home can reap rewarding benefits. The look not only helps to incorporate the exterior and interior dynamics of a home but it also can lead to some unique styles and characteristics for almost any property.

With positive impacts both inside and out, limestone is a material often not given much consideration but one that can significantly enhance the style of your residence.

Indoor

Some of the best ways to utilize limestone in the design of your home involve bathrooms but other options also exist. From incorporating limestone to give your master bath a personal spa feeling either as a vanity countertop or shower wall, the versatility of this material in such a space is wide ranging.

Given the durability and clean appearance of limestone, the options for use within a bathroom - master or otherwise - are seemingly endless. To upgrade your existing surfaces to a more modern feel, consider giving limestone a try.

Outdoor

There are also multiple ways to use limestone outside the home. As an all-natural option, the ability to withstand the elements comes with ease as limestone serves to enhance the exterior of your property as well. Able to be used as both a functional and aesthetically pleasing option on the outside, there are two main features for this material in high traffic areas.

An excellent option as either a walkway ground cover or driveway material, the natural components of limestone make it a durable yet resilient product. Able to withstand the temperature fluctuations throughout varying seasons in the area while maintaining its current form - limestone is extremely resilient to cracking and breaking. In addition, the availability of acquiring limestone either in a natural state, crushed form, or brick composite also expands the availability of exactly which material you wish to incorporate within your outdoor landscape.

Once you’re ready to upgrade an existing material during a remodel or are constructing your own new residence, 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 needed to complete the job. 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 select and decide for yourself which will fit into your plans 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 Home Uses for Travertine Tile


January 2, 2020

Many construction materials have a sole purpose to serve in a project. Hardwood floors are specifically for the surface areas, granite is typically reserved for countertops and bricks are utilized to construct a standing wall or barrier. Even if the latter is used inside, it's often in the same type of application, as an exposed interior wall. The range of uses for many items often doesn’t exceed their intended purpose.

This is not true of travertine tile. A unique material with extreme versatility, travertine can be used on anything from floors, walls, counters, to outside surface areas. A resilient and modern material with multiple color options available to fit a wide array of design styles, these tiles are often the answer homeowners are looking for when deciding exactly what is needed for a particular space. 

Indoor
Inside the home, travertine tiles can be used in a number of different rooms. From the kitchen and bathroom to entrance areas or flooring, the possibilities are endless. In areas prone to water exposure, around sinks, these tiles can be used to create a unique backsplash design which can quickly become the centerpiece of a room.

As with any material, there are pros and cons of travertine flooring but the sheer flexibility of this material and ability to tie it into multiple areas throughout a home can be beneficial from a design perspective. With open floor plans becoming the norm in modern construction, finding a way to connect different spaces can be difficult but these tiles provide an effective solution. 

Outdoor
The walls of a home aren’t enough to keep travertine from escaping as there are multiple uses for this material outside as well. One is to create a pool deck that is protective and provides a non-slip style of surface. Just as the same materials protect your walls above sinks within a home, the outdoor tiles can help connect the home’s exit to the pool area, providing a durable and long lasting surface able to withstand the elements.

In addition, for those wishing to make a splash from their entranceway. Using tile pavers as an alternative to concrete or asphalt as a driveway also has advantages. Instead of having to worry about cracking with the constant freezing and thawing, tiles can be easily replaced and are one of the best suited materials for dealing with cold weather.

Both
Using travertine tile as a casing for a fireplace is something that can be utilized both inside or outside the home. As a design component inside and a simple solution for an outdoor fire pit outdoors, the flexibility of this material is excellent.

If you’re ready to upgrade existing materials or create a new look entirely, 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 Wood-Look Tile Flooring Design Decisions


December 18, 2019

Whether you are installing new floors or completing a remodel, there are a variety of different surface options from which to choose. For many, the timeless look of hardwood floors is often sought after but with open floor plan continuity and the potential for exposure to water in the kitchen, these concerns can create hesitation when it comes time for a decision. Fortunately, there is an alternative that offers a similar look and is even more durable than natural wood.

Among the many benefits of wood look porcelain tile is its versatility. Able to be installed in any area of the home to create a seamless transition through different spaces in an open floor plan, these tiles can also benefit homeowners in basements, bathrooms, and even the bedroom. However, due to their unique versatility, there are a few decisions homeowners face when electing to utilize wood look tile as a flooring surface solution. 

Color
Hardwoods are limited by their finish and shine options but wood look tiles can be found in almost any color imaginable. Whether you are looking to match a certain wall color or hoping to create a distinct or abstract look, there is something available for everyone. From natural coloring to grey, black, white, or even red - wood look tiles fulfil the full range of colors for whatever your heart desires.

Size
Once you’ve determined an appropriate color, choosing the size of the “wooden” planks is the next step in the process. From thin to broad, the floor can be laid out to achieve the look any homeowner desires. 

Grain
Depending on the size of the planks you have selected, grain exposure will come into focus. Typically not as prevalent on thinner options, broad planks can be detailed to show wooden grain swirls and patterns to give your flooring that natural touch.

Direction
Another decision that must be made has to do with which direction the wood will flow throughout a space. While there is no true correct direction for laying hardwood floors, the most popular choice is to run wood away from the main entrance. Doing so helps to create a flow to the home, making it appear less busy and not sectioned into different pieces. 

If you’re ready for an upgrade to a wood-look tile flooring surface around your home or wish to create an entirely new design for any other area on property, then we’re here and ready to help your dreams come true. 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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