Denver Porcelain

Porcelains have revolutionized the tile industry offering versatility, durability and uncompromising new styles. Porcelains are fired at a higher temperature than ordinary ceramic thus creating a product that is stronger and longer lasting. New technologies and advances in digital printing have given birth to a category of products that offer style from traditional to contemporary. Porcelains are ideal for both indoor and outdoor applications and offer the added benefit of low maintenance.

American Estates Porcelain


Spice
6x36, 9x36

Natural
6x36, 9x36
 
Saddle
6x36, 9x36

Archaelogy Series


Babylon
6-1/2x6-1/2, 6-1/2x13, 12x24, 13x13, 20x20
Chaco Canyon
6-1/2x6-1/2, 6-1/2x13, 12x24, 13x13, 20x20
 
Crystal River
6-1/2x6-1/2, 6-1/2x13, 12x24, 13x13, 20x20
Troy
6-1/2x6-1/2, 6-1/2x13, 12x24, 13x13, 20x20

Artea Stone


Antico
6-1/2x6-1/2, 6-1/2x13, 13x13, 20x20
Avorio
6-1/2x6-1/2, 6-1/2x13, 13x13, 20x20
 
Cappuccino
6-1/2x6-1/2, 6-1/2x13, 13x13, 20x20
Noce
6-1/2x6-1/2, 6-1/2x13, 13x13, 20x20
 
Oro
6-1/2x6-1/2, 6-1/2x13, 13x13, 20x20

Botanic Series


Botanic Series
Cashew
6x24, 6x36
 
Teak
6x24, 6x36

Calabria


Bi Porcelain
12x24, 12x24, 13x13, 13x13, 20x20, 61/2x61/2
Bl Porcelain
12x24, 12x24, 13x13, 13x13, 20x20, 61/2x61/2
 
Br Porcelain
12x24, 12x24, 13x13, 13x13, 20x20, 61/2x61/2

Campione Series


Andretti
3-1/4x6-1/2, 6-1/2x6-1/2, 13x13, 20x20
Armstrong
3-1/4x6-1/2, 6-1/2x6-1/2, 13x13, 20x20
 
Sampras
3-1/4x6-1/2, 6-1/2x6-1/2, 13x13, 20x20

Capella Series


Ash
6X40
Birch
6X40
 
Stable
6X40
Java
6X40
Sand
12x24, 24x24, 3x18
 
Silt
12x24, 24x24, 3x18
Clay
12x24, 24x24, 3x18
 
Talc
12x24, 24x24, 3x18

Cemento Series


Napoli
12x24, 24x24
Novara
12x24, 24x24
 
Treviso
12x24, 24x24

Dimensions Series


Concrete
12x24, 24x24, 2x2, 4x12 bullnose
Glacier
12x24, 24x24, 2x2, 4x12 bullnose
 
Graphite
12x24, 24x24, 2x2, 4x12 bullnose
Gris
12x24, 24x24, 2x2, 4x12 bullnose
 
Khaki
12x24, 24x24, 2x2, 4x12 bullnose
Olive
12x24, 24x24, 2x2, 4x12 bullnose

Eramosa Series


Beige
12x24
Eramosa Grey
12x24
 
Silver
12x24
White
12x24

Focus Series


Glacier
12x24
Graphite
12x24
 
Khaki
12x24
Olive
12x24

Harmony Series


Chord
6x36, 9x36
Note
6x36, 9x36
 
Pitch
6x36, 9x36
Tone
6x36, 9x36

Knoxwood Series


Caraway
6x24
Ginger
6x24
 
Nutmeg
6x24
Spice
6x24

Loft Series


Glacier
12x24
Gris
12x24
 
Khaki
12x24
Olive
12x24

Lounge 14


Cosmopolitan
9x36, 12x24, 18x36
Martini
9x36, 12x24, 18x36
 
Sidecar
9x36, 12x24, 18x36
Spritzer
9x36, 12x24, 18x36

Metropolis Series


Cloud
12x24, 3x12
Grey
12x24, 3x12
 
Taupe
12x24, 3x12

Navona


Luna
20x20, 13x13, 2x2, 3x13 Bullnose
Sole
20x20, 13x13, 2x2, 3x13 Bullnose
 
Terra
20x20, 13x13, 2x2, 3x13 Bullnose

Pietra Series


Calacutta Polished
12x12, 18x18, 12x24, 24x24, 2x2, 3x18 Bullnose
Dunes Polished
12x24, 18x18, 1x4, 3x18 Bullnose
 
Lagos Polished
12x24, 18x18, 24x24, 2x2, 3x18 Bullnose
Onyx Polished
12x12, 18x18, 12x24, 16x32, 24x24, 2x2, 3x18 Bullnose
 
Orion Matte
12x24, 16x32
Orion Polished
12x24, 16x32
 
Pearl Polished
12x12, 18x18, 12x24, 24x24, 2x2, 3x18 Bullnose
Royal Polished
12x12, 18x18, 12x24, 24x24, 2x2, 3x18 Bullnose
 
Statuario Matte
12x24, 16x32
Statuario Polished
12x24, 16x32
 

Platino Series


Ivory
13x13, 18x18, 4x18 Bullnose, 3x13 Bullnose
Rustico
13x13, 18x18, 4x18 Bullnose, 3x13 Bullnose
 
Saphia
13x13, 18x18, 4x18 Bullnose, 3x13 Bullnose

Preservation Series


Aged Walnut
6x36, 9x36
Distressed Oak
6x36, 9x36
 
Petrified Grey
6x36, 9x36

Rapture Series


Euphoria
13x13, 20x20
Mystical
13x13, 20x20
 
Passion
13x13, 20x20

Salvage Series


Brown
6x40
Honey
6x40
 
Musk
6x40
Red
6x40

Saturnia Series


Acqua
13x13, 20x20
Argilla
13x13, 20x20
 
Creta
13x13, 20x20
Elios
13x13, 20x20

Silk Series


Distinguished
12x24, 18x36, 20x20
Elegant
12x24, 18x36, 20x20
 
Sophisticated
12x24, 18x36, 20x20

Soho Series


Anthracite
12x24, 12x48, 24x24, 24x48
Beige
12x24, 12x48, 24x24, 24x48
 
Brown
12x24, 12x48, 24x24, 24x48
Grey
12x24, 12x48, 24x24, 24x48

Sophie Series


Anthracite
12x24
Maron
12x24
 
Grey
12x24
White
12x24

Summerville Series


Cafeau Lait
12x24, 18x36, 20x20
Champagne
12x24, 18x36, 20x20
 
Kir Royale
12x24, 18x36, 20x20

Taige Series


Black Porcelain
6x24
Taige Beige
6x24
 
Taige Brown
6x24
Walnut
6x24

Timeless Series


Calcatta Pearl
3-1/4x6-1/2, 12x24, 13x13, 18x36, 20x20
Emporador Mocha
3-1/4x6-1/2, 12x24, 13x13, 18x36, 20x20
 
Marfil
3-1/4x6-1/2, 12x24, 13x13, 18x36, 20x20

Tosca Series


Amber Porcelain
6-1/2x6-1/2, 6-1/2x13, 13x13, 20x20
Beige
6-1/2x6-1/2, 6-1/2x13, 13x13, 20x20
 
Ivory
6-1/2x6-1/2, 6-1/2x13, 13x13, 20x20
Noce
6-1/2x6-1/2, 6-1/2x13, 13x13, 20x20

Toscana Series


Canyon
13x13, 20x20, 6.5x6.5, 2x2, 3x13 Bullnose
Kashmir
13x13, 20x20, 6.5x6.5, 2x2, 3x13 Bullnose
 
Beige
13x13, 20x20, 6.5x6.5, 2x2, 3x13 Bullnose

Venice Series


Crema
13x13, 20x20, 6.5x6.5, 2x2, 3x13 Bullnose
Noche
13x13, 20x20, 6.5x6.5, 2x2, 3x13 Bullnose
 
Venice Cappuccino
13x13, 20x20, 6.5x6.5, 2x2, 3x13 Bullnose

Versale Stone Series


Moss
6-1/2x6-1/2, 10x20, 13x13, 20x20
Rust
6-1/2x6-1/2, 10x20, 13x13, 20x20
 
Smoke
6-1/2x6-1/2, 10x20, 13x13, 20x20
Versale
6-1/2x6-1/2, 10x20, 13x13, 20x20

Latest Porcelain News in Denver


Denver Stone Accent Colors for Kitchen Islands


February 20, 2019

One of the biggest trends in modern kitchens involves the surface structure and color of an island. While open floor plans have long been considered one of the best options available for homeowners, the impact in a kitchen has only recently begun to grab traction. With cabinet space at a premium, the addition of a kitchen island not only provides additional space for seating, counter tops, and storage but does so without limiting the size of the overall kitchen.

Homeowners typically elect to go with a granite or other natural surface, many of which offer a variety of available colors, but a non-matching design trend is quickly becoming the norm for more modern looks. This different color can be achieved through an entirely different material but most choose to utilize a similar texture albeit with a totally different color.

Contrasting kitchen islands not only break up the uniformity of many traditional designs but also allow for a few unique concepts to be implemented.

Accent
An accent color adds a splash to the room and can be used anywhere throughout the home. This is especially true in the kitchen where an island countertop in accent to the remaining colors creates a unique look. 
Choosing the perfect accent color can be a difficult task but there are many proven suggestions from which to choose. These ideas can lend a helping hand when determining the appropriate color scheme for your home.

Contrast
Opposite, a contrasting color may also add spirited detail to your kitchen. Colors that are opposite one another create a focal point and can give identity to a room. However, this type of design is bold and definitely not for the faint of heart when implementing this design technique.

Statement
Finally, a statement piece can be made with an entirely different selection for the island that is neither an accent or contrasting color. Instead, a homeowner may have a favorite color and choose to utilize this on the island or an entirely different surface type completely.

Often, a butcher block or built in cutting board may be added to create a statement piece or conversation starter within the kitchen island. Ultimately, it is the determination of the homeowner to select which works best for them as any and all situations are going to be different.

If you’ve recently determined that your kitchen could use a significant change, then allow us the pleasure to assist and aid with any and all necessary decisions. 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 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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Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) Capabilities for Denver Home Flooring


February 1, 2019

Nothing hurts an open floor plan more than different types of flooring and transitions from room to room throughout the same level. Isn’t the purpose of removing walls or opening up a space to create a flow and bigger feeling inside the home environment? Of course, but achieving this can be halted by having different types of flooring - tile in the kitchen for protection, hardwoods in the formal living room or carpet in the den - these breaks make for a choppy feeling despite the openness of an area.

Fortunately, with luxury vinyl tile (LVT) flooring you can achieve this same concept without the breaks and still leave your surfaces protected, bright, and durable for years to come. LVT flooring offers the protection of a vinyl with the look of hardwoods - or any other material you may desire - yet with the comfort comparable to any type material you may choose.

PROTECTION


Hardwood floors are durable but the potential for spills or water leaks in the kitchen make many homeowners second guess installing them in this area. Selecting another type floor here then creates these unwanted transitions to other areas of the home when the hardwood floors begin and meet with the selected kitchen surface. These breaks are the exact thing that take away from an open concept and hinder the flow of a home.

LVT flooring is one of the hottest flooring trends for 2019 because of these protections and the ability to obtain a consistency throughout every room of the home. While spills still need to be cleaned appropriately, knowing the water or other liquid damage does not effect tile as it does wood can calm the nerves of many owners.

DURABILITY and FEEL


Not only can LVT flooring now match the look of hardwoods but they are a much warmer option. Another concern with hardwoods is how cold they are to barefeet, leaving many to choose carpet in their bedrooms or install area rugs and runners throughout the home.

The vinyl tile is warmer overall and the temperature doesn’t fluctuate as it would with a hardwood option. For durability, the length of time for hardwoods varies based on a variety of factors yet LVT floors are now rivaling their strength with much less upkeep.

While both need regular cleaning, the tile doesn’t require a complete re-sanding and overhaul as its hardwood counterparts. When facing a side-by-side comparison of vinyl plank vs. hardwood flooring, the end result is ultimately the decision of who will be living with the surface chosen but lots of times it is luxury vinyl tile - especially when considering the impact on the pocketbook.

If you’re currently facing the decision to install a new flooring type or make a change to your already installed surfaces, then allow us the pleasure to assist and aid with your decision. Weighing the pros and cons of each before you begin the project is best and our experts are ready to help. 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 an LVT floor, countertop, backsplash, or any of our other materials will look like once installed inside your home or office. Come see and feel for yourself the differences and get a firm understanding of how the floor you choose 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 Granite Countertop Installation—What You Can Expect


January 2, 2019

If you are new to Denver granite countertop installation, you probably have no idea what to expect as you go through the process. You might even be a bit nervous about it; after all, installing granite countertops is an expensive investment. 
Be sure read this blog post, Denver Granite Countertops: Choosing the Best Color for Your Kitchen, before making a final decision on your choice for granite, then read on for what to expect as you go through the process.

Prepare for the Installation Ahead of Time

Make sure you create a clear path for workers to carry in the granite. Granite is heavy, so you want to make it as easy as possible for them to get through your home into the kitchen. If you have small children, you might want to make other arrangements for them on the day of the countertop installation.
If there is furniture or carpeting in the path of where the workers will be maneuvering the granite, you might want to cover them up to protect them from dirt or damage.
You will want to plan on being present when the workers come with the granite; they might have questions or you might need to make decisions about the project. For the average sized kitchen, the installation process takes about four hours. It might be longer than that or shorter, depending on the size your space.

Get Rid of Your Old Countertops

Your old countertops will need to be completely removed before the granite countertops are brought in. If you want to do the demo yourself to save money, the pros at the DIY Network offer these tips for tearing out your old countertops and sink. 

Placing the Granite

When the workers get the granite countertops situated on the cabinets, they will cement the pieces together (if there is more than one) using an epoxy that is either clear or a neutral color so it will blend in seamlessly. The granite will be secured to the cabinets with attachment blocks that have been specially prepared.

Making the Backsplash

Most people want to continue the granite up the wall for the backsplash. The workers will install these after the countertops are in place, making adjustments as needed. They will set the seams the same way they did for the main countertop, using a clear or neutral epoxy.

Cleaning Up After the Installation

Once the workers have secured the stone, they will clean up any leftover epoxy and seal the counters. You can expect there to be a bit of dust to clean up after the project—even with the cleanest and most courteous of workers. 
Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will provide you with all the information you need so you can get your project underway. From first call to final install, we will be available to answer all of your questions about your Denver granite countertop. Natural Stone Sales has everything 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. 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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What Are Your Options for Denver Kitchen Countertops?


December 26, 2018

If it’s time to replace those scratched, stained, or outdated kitchen countertops, you have a real opportunity to completely transform your kitchen. There are tons of options available when it comes to Denver kitchen countertops. You are limited only by your imagination—and perhaps your budget.

Here are some of the options available.

Laminate

Laminate are for those who are truly budget-conscious. Today’s laminate looks a lot better than it did in the past; it’s also stronger and more resistant to stains and heat.

Solid Surface

This type of countertop creates a seamless look with nearly invisible joints. It’s also good for sinks and backsplashes. It is stain-resistant but it can scratch; be sure to use a cutting board on this type of countertop.

Quartz

Quartz looks a lot like stone, but it is easier to maintain. Set a hot pot on your quartz countertop—and it will look just as beautiful as it did the day you it was installed. The same is true for abrasives, knives, and stains. It’s not a bad idea to choose rounded edges for these types of countertops since they are somewhat prone to chipping.
Take a look at some of our prefabricated slabs; these are perfect for small kitchens that don’t need a full-size slab. These are available in quartz, marble, granite, and travertine.

Granite

Granite is still quite popular, primarily for its beauty and uniqueness. It’s strong against heat and scratches, but it will need periodic resealing. Its edges can also chip and will need professional repairs.

Limestone and Marble

Many people love the clean lines of a white marble countertop, but there is a perception about them that they are difficult to maintain. This classic material is fairly heat-resistant although some stains can be tough to get out. A bit of maintenance is required to keep them looking beautiful, although they tend to wear in a particularly lovely way. 

Butcher Block

If you are looking for something that adds a warm look and is easy to install and repair, butcher block might be the countertop for you. Keep in mind that the finish of these types of countertops is important, and varnish can improve its resistance to stains. If nicks and scratches happen—which they can pretty easily—they can just as easily be sanded out.

Contact Natural Stone Sales when you are ready to update your kitchen countertops and talk to us about the best options for your busy kitchen. 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 can handle any of your natural stone needs, we use the best products available, and we would be glad to design and install a kitchen countertop that can maximize the attractive beauty and overall value of your home. Call us today at 303-777-7485.
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How to Choose a Denver Glass Backsplash


December 19, 2018

Homeowners spend a lot of time choosing the right colors and materials for their countertops and cabinets, but they often forget about their backsplashes. A Denver glass backsplash can completely transform your kitchen—but you have to choose the right one! Here are some tips to help you make it happen:

Determine your style.

First and foremost, it’s important to figure out what kind of style you want in your kitchen. Do you consider yourself to be fairly traditional? Or do you think of yourself as more of an edgy trendsetter? If you prefer a traditional look, stick to classic glass designs instead of going with what’s new and trendy. Remember, it’s your home, so it should reflect your personal style! 

Create focal points.

Are you worried about overdoing it with a busy backsplash? If so, choose a simple, plain backsplash for the majority of your kitchen and then use bold colors or patterns in select focal points. For example, you could stick to a solid neutral color for the backsplash throughout most of your kitchen, and then switch to a bright color and create a bold pattern in the spaces above your sinks and stoves. These areas tend to get the most attention in a kitchen, so if you only want a splash of color in your backsplash, this is where it should go.

Another bonus? If you only use bold colors and patterns in these spaces, it’s very easy (and less expensive) to replace it when you want to try something new down the road.  

Consider the rest of your kitchen.

The backsplash may be a small part of your kitchen, but it’s still fairly noticeable, so it will stick out like a sore thumb if it doesn’t mesh well with the rest of your kitchen. Before choosing a glass backsplash, be sure to bring home samples or take lots of pictures so you can start to visualize how it will look with your counters, appliances, flooring, and cabinets. Everything doesn’t have to match, but the pieces should all complement each other. 

Look for inspiration.

Don’t settle for a glass backsplash that you’re not completely in love with. Before you choose a design, look for inspiration on sites such as Pinterest or HGTV. If you can’t make up your mind, you should also ask the staff at Natural Stone Sales to see examples of backsplashes they’ve installed for other clients. This is a great way to look for inspiration because once you find a look you love, you can ask them to use the same materials in your kitchen. Get inspired by these glass backsplash ideas.

Contact Natural Stone Sales for help with installing Denver glass backsplashes 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 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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