Denver Travertine

Travertine is a form of limestone deposited by mineral springs, especially hot springs. Travertine is available in a variety of colors, patterns, veining and sizes, which lends itself to a wide spectrum of design options. Natural Stone Sales is a direct importer of first quality Travertine from both Turkey and Mexico.

Dark Walnut French Set Brushed and Chiseled Versaille Pattern
Durango Pillowed Edge Honed and Filled Versaille Pattern
Durango Tumbled Versaille Pattern
Luganhs Versaille Pattern
Bucak Medley 2x12 Honed and Filled
Bucak Medley 4x12 Honed and Filled
 
Bucak Medley 6x12 Honed and Filled
Bucak Medley 6x6 Honed and Filled
 
Dark Walnut 6x12 Brushed and Chiseled
Dark Walnut Brushed and Chiseled - 12x12 / 16x16
 
Durango 6x12 Honed and Filled
Durango Honed and Filled - 12x12 / 16x16
 
Durango 8x16 Honed and Filled
Durango 3x6 Tumbled
 
Durango 4x4 Tumbled
Durango 6x6 Tumbled
 
Durango 4x8 Tumbled
Durango 6x12 Tumbled
 
Durango 8x16 Tumbled
Durango 12x12 Tumbled
 
Light Walnut 6x6 Brushed and Chiseled
Light Walnut 6x12 Brushed and Chiseled
 
Light Walnut 8x16 Brushed and Chiseled
Light Walnut Brushed and Chiseled - 12x12 / 16x16
 
Light Walnut Honed and Filled - 12x12 / 18x18
Noche 3x6 Tumbled
 
Noche 4x4 Tumbled
Noche 6x6 Tumbled
 
Noche 12x12 Tumbled
Silver Polished 12x24
 
Golden Sienna Polished 12x24
Luganhs 18x18 Honed and Filled
 

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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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Denver Stone Backsplash Options and Advantages


February 13, 2019

Looking for a minor improvement that can totally enhance the appearance of your kitchen? Need to make an upgrade but don’t have the funds available for a complete overhaul? Hoping to refresh the look of a room used daily and potentially increase your property value?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions or are in a position to upgrade your kitchen, then look no further than the backsplash. A walled section of the kitchen often given little afterthought, the backsplash design chosen can assist in refreshing the look of your home, in addition to upgrading and making a significant change to an already boring backdrop.

There are a number of advantages and styles of backsplash to be implemented and each of the following has their own specific benefits. No matter what you decide, this relatively minor enhancement can make a lasting impression on your kitchen and inside your home.

Travertine Tile

While travertine flooring has pros and cons, there are advantages to having a backsplash composed of the same material. Depending on the type of flooring installed in your kitchen, a travertine tile may serve to enhance the surface colors or create an entirely different feel all on its own. The travertine tile also typically incorporates a distinct array of rectangular shapes and colors which vary opposed to other tile types available.

Mosaic Tile

A decorative option, mosaic tile, creates a look entirely different from anything else a homeowner may select. When implementing the mosaic tile, the design possibilities are seemingly endless for anyone re-designing their kitchen. Mosaic tile backsplash ideas extend from circles, to squares, repeated patterns, or special designs - and each is used to create a unique backdrop in the kitchen.

Subway Tile

If you’re looking for a clean look with a professional appearance, then subway tile may be the choice for you. These tiles differ from the previously mentioned options in that they are typically all of the same size, shape, and color. The uniform appearance appeals to some homeowners and creates a classic look inside the kitchen. Coupled with a darker countertop and colored or stainless appliances, the subway tile backsplash is becoming a popular option in modern day kitchens across America.

Advantages

Regardless of which style you select, the implementation of a tile backsplash helps to create a designer look and significantly enhance the appeal of your kitchen. Minimal maintenance, a professional look, and ease of replacement make choosing a tile backsplash an advantageous option for your kitchen. Enhancing the look and appeal of your home, the natural stone options available can do wonders for your home.

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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