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Denver Natural Stone: Popular Bathroom Ideas


April 9, 2021

Staying at home for a majority of the past year led many individuals to turn their focus inward. With large gatherings banned, sports taking place without crowds, entertainment venues shuttered, and travel restricted, it gave many homeowners an opportunity to focus on their existing space. One area which receives a lot of use with or without the existence of a global pandemic, is the bathroom, and even subtle changes can really help to create a personalized and unique experience.

From master en suite bathrooms to full or half guest baths, the cost to remodel can be considerable depending on the scope of your project. Fortunately there are a few ways to help improve an existing space without having to break the bank. These popular trends can be combined or completed separately, helping to take your bathroom to the next level upon completion.

Wood Look Tile

Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) and other wood look tiles have exploded in popularity for homeowners, especially in areas which may be prone to increased water exposure. Both bathrooms and kitchens have seen their flooring surface options expand as these materials open the door for creating a cohesive hardwood flooring look throughout any home. In addition,switching up one of the largest surface areas in any room can dramatically alter the look and feel of a space.

Quartz Countertops

Quartz countertops have become commonplace in kitchens across America and are now making their way into bathrooms. Offering a durable and long-lasting countertop in a variety of different colors has allowed quartz to explode onto the scene for bathroom remodeling projects everywhere. From large dual sink vanities to smaller options, there’s a new quartz countertop available no matter your design preferences.

Wall Tiles

Wall tiles, once popular in the 1950’s and 1960’s, are making another resurgence inside bathrooms. Given the abundance of available color options and ability to create specific designs or complete randomness, the idea of incorporating wall tiles in a shower or throughout the entire bathroom are both legitimate possibilities. From a small accent line to a complete wall covering, tile has always been synonymous with bathrooms and its use appears to again be gaining momentum. 

If ready to upgrade your existing bathroom(s) or create a new look entirely, then we’re here and ready to help move your remodeling 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 Luxury Vinyl Tile Flooring Applications


April 5, 2021

Flooring is an important component which helps to define the design style and overall mood of a room. Along with wall and ceiling colors, select flooring materials can dramatically change the existing look and feel of a room. For homeowners, different rooms in a house may require different materials depending on the amount of use and purpose of each existing space. Every property is different but finding something suitable for each and every individual’s needs is possible with the abundance of surface materials available on the market today.

One material, luxury vinyl tile (LVT), often checks numerous boxes for those hoping to replace or remodel their existing rooms. Understanding all about vinyl flooring begins with acknowledging the improvements which have occurred over the past few years, including a transition from roll out sheets, which remain available and are suitable in some areas, to the newer tile and plank pieces. The upgrades not only allow LVT to mimic the look of other materials (i.e. hardwoods and tile) but also allows use in virtually any room of the home.

Bedrooms

One dilema homeowners often face is while they may prefer the look of hardwoods, the bedroom is an area where people generally move about barefoot and it can be a bit uncomfortable - especially when cold. Luckily, LVT is both softer and warmer to the touch of bare feet while still offering the great look individuals hope to achieve.

Living Room

Living room floors often see a lot of foot traffic and hardwoods may become damaged, beginning to show wear and tear when receiving excessive use. Opposite, carpet becomes matted down and can even change color when worn but LVT withstands all use while maintaining a new look and feel from installation well into the future.

Kitchen and Bathroom

The kitchen and bathroom(s) are two areas of a home where the potential for water damage exists. If exposed, the damage could be significant to hardwoods and many other flooring types. In fact, many homeowners simply elect to choose another option for these areas, even in homes with open floor plans. By installing LVT, a cohesive look can be achieved throughout the home without fear of any water damage to your flooring surface.

If ready to upgrade your existing flooring material or create a new look entirely for any room of the home, then we’re here and ready to help move your remodeling 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: Quartz Countertop Popularity On the Rise


March 29, 2021

Kitchen improvements have been one of the largest growing areas in home design over the past few years. Not only are new appliances helping to make things easier but they are also causing many individuals to think about how they use available storage and countertop space. From coffee makers to air fryers and everything in between, the empty space on a kitchen countertop often fills up quickly. For this reason, remodeling an existing area has become commonplace with both personal and financial incentives.

In fact, kitchen and bath remodels rank among the highest when it comes to which home improvements pay off the most. Not only will you be able to enjoy any newfound space and luxury, but increasing your own property value is also an added bonus. One popular countertop material which has enjoyed this increased remodeling pattern is quartz and the reasoning is simple.

Color

Color selection is one of the most important aspects when it comes to selecting a countertop. Not only because this surface is typically the second most substantial aspect in a kitchen but also because other items - cabinets, walls, flooring, etc. - can all be more easily changed. Fortunately, quartz provides homeowners with a vast array of different colors and hues from which to choose. No matter your preferred style, there’s a quartz countertop which will match.

Design

Not only does quartz come in a variety of different colors, but the design capabilities are seemingly endless. Quartz can even mimic the look of other materials which may be more expensive or difficult to install. For example, if you like the look of concrete but fear having to support the weight - quartz is the answer. 

Upkeep

Adding to the benefits of quartz countertops, maintaining their appearance and keeping them clean both come with extreme ease. Unlike other surface selections which may require sealing or some other type of routine maintenance, quartz stands alone and doesn’t require any scheduled upkeep in order to maintain its natural appearance.

Durability

Quartz countertops are also extremely durable. They not only withstand most any spill or splash without staining but can support the heat from pots and pans, if needed. While the use of a trivet or potholder is always recommended, homeowners can rest easy knowing their countertops are built to last. 

If ready to upgrade your existing countertops, then we’re here and ready to help move any remodeling 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 Kitchen Backsplash Tile Patterns


March 17, 2021

Depending on the scope of your project, remodeling a kitchen can be a major undertaking for any individual. Not only will you likely have to do without its functionality for part of the process, making it without a sink, refrigerator, etc. for any amount of time can be a bothersome situation. Unfortunately, this is typically part of the process during a full undertaking although there are often ways to move a fridge to the garage or elsewhere in order to protect food and keep some items handy. However, there are also ways to spruce up your existing space without tackling the entire room top to bottom.

Switching up countertops, the backsplash, or both are easy ways to give your kitchen a brand new look and feel. If you’re not going to redesign the layout, then this option presents a way to achieve a brand new style without having to give up your appliances or sink usage. In addition, most kitchens installations for these two items can typically be completed within a day or two. With a variety of kitchen backsplash ideas available, there are certain patterns which have become extremely popular over time.

Brick

Generating its name from the familiar brick layout of many homes, this kitchen backsplash tile pattern became a leading trend with the subway tiles. With split layers installed at midpoint intersections of the preceding row, the familiarity of this design makes for a common pattern in many kitchens.

Stacked (Horizontal/Vertical)

Instead of offsetting the installation, some homeowners may choose to simply stack their tiles evenly on top of one another or side by side. With two different patterns available - horizontal or vertical - the stacked option provides a more clean cut look than traditional brick.

Diagonal

Another pattern which has been rising in popularity is a diagonal design. Depending on color options and tile pattern, this method can create a unique look which is altogether different from the preceding two options even though the same materials may be used.

Herringbone and Chevron

In close relation to a diagonal pattern but typically using smaller glass tile pieces, both the herringbone and chevron options have become popular in modern kitchen designs. These two methods may look the same upon initial inspection but there is a slight difference between them. Chevron pieces meet cohesively together end-to-end to create either vertical or horizontal “V” patterns whereas the herringbone style is “broken” with the pieces slightly overlapping. 

If ready to upgrade your existing backsplash or create a new look entirely for the kitchen, then we’re here and ready to help move your remodeling 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 Porcelain Tile Outdoor Uses


March 11, 2021

Spring is just around the corner, making now the time to get your outdoor entertainment spaces spruced up and ready for everyone to enjoy! Whether you are creating an entirely new area or remodeling existing outdoor surfaces, choosing the appropriate materials can make all the difference in the world. Covered or exposed, these outdoor areas are going to be somewhat subject to some form of Mother Nature and the elements associated with changing weather patterns, so a durable and resilient option is key.

Porcelain is one of the many options available for an outdoor patio tile and should be considered among the best. Unfortunately, most individuals associate porcelain as a light and dainty material, but in tile form this surface becomes thick and hearty - a literal solid choice for a variety of different factors, including each of the following outdoor projects.

Walkway

Want to create an impressionable entranceway or need a path to keep your grass from being trampled, consider a porcelain tile walkway. Not only will these tiles hold up to heavy foot traffic but they are also weather resistant. With a variety of color options, textures, and sizes available, there’s a tile to fit everyone’s needs no matter your design preferences.

Patio

A nice outdoor entertainment space can really add value to your home and help extend the “liveable space” associated with any property. Creating a patio for outdoor dining, a grilling location, fire pit, or other purpose can really help give your residence a boost this spring.

Outdoor Kitchen

Why not upgrade that patio and create a totally separate cooking space for entertaining or weeknight meals? Outdoor kitchen benefits extend beyond property value and help to create a sense of luxury on any property. In addition, these spaces can be used by the household or to host amazing events. 

Pool Deck

A pool deck is also a prime location for the use of porcelain tiles. As a non-slip surface, these tiles assist in protecting against slips and falls which is even more important around the water. This proximity also leads to extra moisture exposure making a durable option key to the construction.

If ready to upgrade your existing outdoor entertainment areas or create a new look entirely, then we’re here and ready to help move the 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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