An excellent choice for kitchen countertops, vanities, floors, and other heavily used surfaces
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, Daltile, Granite Imports, The Stone Collection and Midwest Tile, Marble & Granite in Denver and Quarry Direct and Capco in Fort Collins to bring you the highest quality natural stone for your home.
Ideal for foyers, bathrooms, floors and hearths
Marble is a metamorphic rock found in the mountainous regions of most countries of the world. Marble quarried in India, China, Italy, and Spain represents the majority of marble, in terms of volume, that is utilized worldwide. Because of its beauty and elegance, marble is a popular choice for countertops, floors, foyers, fireplace facings and hearths, walls, and windowsills.
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, Daltile, Granite Imports, The Stone Collection and Midwest Tile, Marble & Granite in Denver and Quarry Direct and Capco in Fort Collins to bring you the highest quality natural stone for your home.
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 SmartStone and Dorado Soapstone in Denver.
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.
Made by the original creators of recycled paper countertops, EcoTop is the most durable, user-friendly green surface material available. Each surface is made from a 50/50 blend of FSC certified post consumer recycled paper and rapidly renewable bamboo fiber, and bound with a new 100% water-based system.
IceStone is the ideal green countertop material for the 21st century. IceStone is made from 100% recycled glass that is mixed with cement to create a highly durable, aesthetically beautiful and green concrete surface. For countertops, table tops, floors, or wall coverings, IceStone's versatility of color and finish offers exceptional design options, unparalled durability, and sustainability.
With Vetrazzo Surfaces you can express both your styles and your respect for the earth without compromise. Vetrazzo is 85% glass, and all the glass we use is recycled - so it really is good for the environment. Vetrazzo’s artful surfaces are incredibly strong, durable, and a joy to live with, now and for a long, long time.
Squak Mountain is a fibrous-cement material comprised of recycled paper, recycled glass, coal fly-ash and cement. Material is hand-cast into “slabs” as an alternative to natural or quarried stone. The appeal is in the hand-made nature, its pastoral, honest aesthetic and the sculptural variability that makes each slab distinct.
PaperStone is a beautiful and heavy-duty solid surface known for its performance, its warm touch, its contemporary appearance and its environmental sustainability. It is made from 100% post-consumer recycled paper and a proprietary, petroleum-free resin. PaperStone is durable and is recommended for residential kitchen and bath and commercial uses.
Comprised of 93% natural quartz, CaesarStone Quartz Surfaces and Countertops offer the ultimate combination of form and function, allowing for a more diverse, durable, and practical countertop surfacing material than either granite or marble. With its stain, scratch, and heat-resistant properties, CaesarStone is the ideal choice for care-free countertops.
Discover the warmth and richness that can only be found in natural quartz surfaces – where elegance and beauty meet function and lasting durability. With an endless palette of dazzling colors showcasing the depth and character of natural quartz, you’ll see why more and more homeowners are asking for Cambria by name. Bring your dream kitchen or bath to life today – Discover yourself in Cambria!
Combining the strength and beauty of natural quartz with technology to create a palette of dramatic colors with consistency, tone and strength. Zodiaq® offers new possibilities. We invite you to start here, and discover the potential of Zodiaq® quartz surfaces.
HanStone™ is an innovative new product that combines natural quartz, one of nature's hardest materials, with high quality polymer resin and pigment to produce a durable yet luxurious stone surface. We source various types, sizes and colors of quartz crystals from around the world, which provide the desired hue, feel and design, and capture the spirit and essence of natural colors. Unlike granite and many other surfaces, HanStone is non-porous and requires no sealing. In addition to being even more durable than granite, HanStone is also stain-resistant, heat-resistant and easy to maintain.
Multi-dimensional functionality makes Silestone® Quartz a Cleaner, Safer Surface for your home. Silestone offers the unique combination of built-in Microban® antimicrobial product protection, National Sanitation Foundation certification and GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certification.
The innovative design combined with cutting edge technology makes Viatera® the highest quality quartz surfacing material available. Viatera® is 93% natural quartz providing an extremely durable living environment for the most demanding of consumers. The versatile color palette will satisfy all your surfacing needs. Unlike Granite or Marble, Viatera® does not need topical sealing, allowing lasting beauty with very little maintenance. Viatera® appeals to those who prefer the elegant look of stone, but desire a product that is easy to maintain and like all LG countertop surfacing products, is backed by the industry leading 15 year warranty.