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Natural Stone Counter top Installation In Northern Colorado

 
Granite

Granite

 
Marble

Marble

 
Travertine & Limestone

Travertine & Limestone

 
Soap Stone

SoapStone

 
Quartzite

Quartzite

 

Granite

An excellent choice for kitchen countertops
and vanities.

Granite is one of the most durable materials available. Granite is resistant to staining and discoloring when properly sealed on a regular basis. Sealing is easily done by anyone, and a properly sealed granite counter top will maintain a beautiful shiny luster for a lifetime.

Granite can have different finishes. A polished finish on the stone has a glossy surface that reflects light and emphasizes the color and marking of the material. A honed finish is a satin smooth surface with relatively little light reflection. There are also a variety of finishes that add texture to the stone such as leathered, antiqued and river washed.

We work with Arizona Tile, The Stone Collection, Galleria of Stone, Pental Surfaces, Daltile, Granite Imports, and Midwest Tile, Marble & Granite in Denver and Crossville Studios and Granite Imports in Fort Collins to bring you the highest quality natural stone for your home.

Marble & Onyx

Ideal for foyers, bathrooms, floors and hearths.

Marble is a metamorphic rock found in the mountainous regions of most countries of the world.

Marble with its inherent warmth,
adds a sophisticated element to the area in which it is installed. Its naturally random appearance, engineering characteristics, and ease of maintenance makes it a premium choice for floors, wall claddings, table tops, wainscot, floors, and vanity tops. Many marbles are well suited for wet area application, which extends the versatility of this material to include tub decks and showers.

Marbles can also be etched by chemical attack. These stones are calcium carbonate based and are damaged by exposure to acidic solutions such as lemon juice, tomatoes, vinegar, etc. The use of inappropriate cleaning agents may also trigger acidic attack. Acidic solutions can permanently etch the surface of the material. The application of a sealer will reduce, but not eliminate, the vulnerability to acidic attack. For these reasons, marble takes a little extra care.

We work with Arizona Tile, The Stone Collection, Galleria of Stone, Pental Surfaces, Daltile, Granite Imports, and Midwest Tile, Marble & Granite in Denver and Crossville Studios and Granite Imports in Fort Collins to bring you the highest quality natural stone for your home.

Slate & Soapstone

Versatile, Chemically Resistant Materials

A traditional use of both these materials was the laboratory table top in chemistry labs. That application alone should serve as a great testimonial to the chemical resistance of the materials. Being of the softer varieties of stone types, neither of these materials is known for particularly high abrasion or scratch resistance, yet they are both used as flooring and countertop products.

Soapstone is highly heat resistant, and has been used in fireplace surrounds frequently to take advantage of this property. Using mineral oil on soapstone gives it a rich appearance and helps in achieving its natural patina.

Slate, being of laminar construction, has the ability to be processed into thin sheets and still maintain serviceable strength and rigidity. This property makes slate the only stone having been used for blackboards and roofing shingles. See slate and soapstone at Dorado Soapstone in Denver.

Travertine & Limestone

An earthy appeal, indoors and out.

Limestone deposits exist in all continents of the earth. Despite the common and traditional reference to "travertine marble", travertine is really a type of limestone. It is actually the terrestrial (land) formed version of limestone, as opposed to the marine based formations of many other limestone varieties.

Featuring their soft earth tones, decorators integrating these stones into their design have great flexibility in selecting complimentary colors for other interior elements.

We work with Arizona Tile, The Stone Collection, Galleria of Stone, Pental Surfaces,
Daltile, Granite Imports, and Midwest Tile, Marble & Granite in Denver and Crossville Studios and Granite Imports in Fort Collins to bring you the highest quality natural stone for your home.

Quartzite

A beautiful, soft and soothing look. Quartzite is a metamorphic rock made almost entirely of the mineral quartz. Quartzite begins its geologic life as sand grains, perhaps on a beach, desert dune, or riverbed. Over time, the sand grains become compressed and stuck together to form sandstone. If the sandstone gets buried ever more deeply underneath layers of rocks, it gets hotter and more compressed. With enough heat and pressure, the sand grains lose their original shape and fuse to their neighbors, forming a dense, durable rock.
One of the appeals of quartzite is its hardness and durability. Not only does this make for a tough stone, but it also makes it easy to tell quartzite from the imposters.
Etching is caused by acids dissolving small areas on the surface of a slab of stone. While this process does not harm a stone, it does blemish the surface. One of the appeals of quartzite is that it does not etch from acids like lemon juice or vinegar. If a rock labeled as quartzite becomes etched from acid, then it is mislabeled. Quartzite will not etch at all from normal kitchen acids.

We work with Arizona Tile, The Stone Collection, Galleria of Stone, Pental Surfaces,
Daltile, Granite Imports, and Midwest Tile, Marble & Granite in Denver and Crossville Studios and Granite Imports in Fort Collins to bring you the highest quality natural stone for your home.