Slate is a compact fine-grained metamorphic rock formed by compressed layers of sediment. The many vibrant arrays of colors combined with textures makes it an ideal choice for floors.
Thin Slate is a revolutionary product developed in Germany, consisting of thin layers of natural stone veneer. It is available in a variety of colors with thickness of less than 2mm. It is ideal for indoor and outdoor applications, its unique flexibility lends itself to areas typically difficult to install with conventional stone products. Offered in sheets of 12"x24" and 24"x48 it can easily be installed around curved areas, corners, as well as feature walls, doors, RV's, and many other unique applications. Easy to cut, shape and install with any adhesive with a Polyurethane component.
August 15, 2018
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.
August 17, 2016
April 12, 2016
The use of Slate in Denver homes has seen its popularity grow recently. Quarried and then broken into slabs, slate has beautiful designs, vibrant colors, and a huge selection that make it the go-to stone for many Colorado families. Whether you use slate flooring in your kitchen, patio, pool area, or other hardscapes, you won’t be disappointed in your decision. Here at Natural Stone Sales, we have come up with the three most compelling reasons to make the slate your choice for your next home flooring project.
How it Looks: Slate tile flooring has a unique, beautiful appearance no matter where, or how, you use it. Because it is a naturally occurring stone, the variety in appearance and texture lends to a multitude of different design characteristics and options for every style. The range of colors can go from solid black to a mixture of bright colors like purple, red, gold, and blue. The uneven surfaces of this roughly hewn stone offer a rustic, yet contemporary look. There are several different selections of slate to compliment any color palette for a bold statement in your home.
Versatility: Slate doesn’t come in just one style. Formed all over the world, slate is not a uniform or standard flooring material. Minerals including calcite, feldspar, hematite, kaolinite, mica, muscovite, quartz, and many others in different and varying amounts. Slate flooring come in a number of different classifications including honed or unhoned, gauged or ungauged, cleft or uncleft, and there is also a Thin Slate option depending on your personal style and use of space. Cleft is whether the surface of the slate tile is in its uneven, natural state. Gauged refers to the back of the slate tile and whether it has been left in its natural state or ground flat for more uniform installation. Lastly, hones slate tile has had its surface ground down flat from its naturally textured form. This is for those who wish for the colors of their tiles to be toned down and the surfaces of their floors smooth.
Strong and Dependable: One of the reasons slate is such a wonderful natural stone for flooring in your home, is due to its hardness and ability to stand up to repeated use. This means it is one of the premier stones for high traffic areas such as hallways, kitchens, walkways, and other pathways both inside and outside of the home. Less expensive than luxury stones like marble or granite, slate provides the same strength and durability to last a lifetime and then some. Their resistance to scratching and scraping is also unparalleled in the world of natural stone flooring, making it ideal for the home with pets. Being water resistant, slate is also the perfect stone for basements, bathrooms, pools, and other areas where other forms of flooring would be impractical.
Natural Stone Sales has a large selection of slate tiles to choose from. Call us today or stop by our showroom to see what we have to offer!