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Local Stone Color: Quarried in Colorado

Written by Planet Granite, Inc. on . Posted in Counter Tops, Granite, Home, Interior Design, Uncategorized

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What’s new in the wonderful world of durable, colorful natural stone countertops? A recent choice for local stone color is already making waves in the decorating field. Called Quarried in Colorado, the slabs are cut to fit the requirements of each job.

Stone has an amazing display unique to each portion lifted from the ground. Veining, speckles, and color are unique to the types of minerals that compose the stone, as well as the dynamic natural activity that caused it to form in the first place. Natural slabs can be cut into a perfect countertop for any room in the house, such as the:

  • Kitchen
  • Bathroom
  • Laundry room
  • Office

The saw yields the first view of how each piece will appear. Polishing wheels enhance the completed, natural appearance.

Quarries in Colorado have been operational for centuries, mining and delivering stone locally and around the world. Colors and shades include beige, coffee, burgundy, blue, and burgundy. The beautiful red, pink, and rose shades of the Lyons Sandstones include bits of silicate, quartz, and iron oxides. That formation is thought to have started more than 250 million years ago.

Stone is exceptionally durable. No harm is done if you accidentally set a hot pan on the countertop without a protective mat underneath. It’s natural to have water spillage so near the sink. The top is seldom affected. Just a quick swipe of a dry towel absorbs the water without any damage. On occasion, acidic foods and drinks may leave rings or marks. Stonemasons have the experience and ability to remove or resurface stains and compensate for chipped or nicked areas.

Your home can dazzle family and guests with local stone color like Quarried in Colorado countertops regardless of where you live. Ask questions about where the stone comes from and how it holds up to everyday living. Expect to get expert advice regarding upgrades. The countertop will likely outlast the home. Simply remodel with a change in drapes, curtains, flooring, or paint for the remainder of the room. Meanwhile, enjoy the cost-effective beauty of natural stone.

Colorado Red Stone Countertops

Written by Planet Granite, Inc. on . Posted in Colorado Red, Counter Tops, Granite, Interior Design

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Granite countertops never go out of style. They have a rich elegance that is a perfect addition to any and all applications, whether that includes a kitchen countertop, a bathroom vanity top or an upscale counter for your business showroom. Though any granite has beautiful veining, the unique and incredible deep red color of the Colorado Red Stone Countertop is a prime example of natural elegance.
Because of its allure, the Colorado Red Stone countertop is on the incline in the countertop industry. The natural color is the perfect addition to any project, and each piece is absolutely one of a kind.

Not only does it look fantastic, but it is durable, scratch resistant and virtually indestructible as well. Thus making it optimal for any utilization. There is no need to worry about ruining your kitchen counter with hot dishes anymore. With Colorado Red Stone, the countertop is heat resistant and safe for those hot pots and pans. The granite countertop will actually absorb the heat where as on an ordinary countertop a hot dish would leave scars or burns.

Each piece of Colorado Red Stone countertop is a beautiful and unique example of natural artistry. That’s why installation into any home or business is a very smart investment. Not only does it look beautiful; it is sure to add to resale value with its timeless charm. Long after installation, Colorado Red Stone will not fade and will retain its natural appearance.

It is not hard to see why Colorado Red Stone is on such an incline in the countertop world. The graceful veining of the deep red rock, the absolute hardness and durability, and the maintained value long after installation make it the impeccable choice for any homeowner or business looking to make improvements on any kitchen, bathroom or showroom.

 

Market Trend: White Stones

Written by Planet Granite, Inc. on . Posted in Counter Tops, Home, Interior Design

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Interior design mavens are showing a lot of love to white stone counters in Colorado and beyond. Here’s a look at some of the gorgeous ways savvy professionals and design-conscious homeowners are turning this design trend into one that’s here to stay.

Why White

White is instantly covetable with so many emotional connotations and design cues from the world over. Depending on where you live, white counters can channel country chic or laid back beachy, while still being ethereal and subtly luxurious. That’s exactly why so many design houses are backing this trend across the United States, including right here in Colorado.

Instant Boost

White stones on counters can give a home an instant boost. As interior design ideas go, this is one trend that has remained a timeless classic and with good reason. Picture walking into a home with a glistening white stone counter. It immediately opens up the space, gives a feeling of light, and puts you at ease. Because white has always been the preserve of those lucky enough to have people to keep it looking sparkling, it also connotes luxury on many levels. Yet, the beautiful finish of white stone counters means that you can keep it pristine with minimal effort, not unlike what you would do with other kinds of counters.

Modern Effect

Modern minimalism and classic modern both meld well with white stone counters. Steel finish appliances are beautifully offset by white stones on the counters. Pick from a variety of gorgeous white stones, each mirroring your personality and your home.

Beautiful & Affordable

The allure of white stones for counters is that they give the interior design effect of a more expensive marble but still fit within a budget. That makes this a promising trend in times where many are jittery about taking on huge expenses with the economy just getting back on its feet.

Versatile

White stones adapt well to almost any design and decor sensibility. Whether your cabinets are antique or modern, whether you’re looking for something to make your counters look brighter,  or whether you hope to make the  island stand out in your open plan kitchen, chances are you will find that white stones work beautifully in any case. 

Recycled Granite: The Pros of Going Green

Written by Planet Granite, Inc. on . Posted in Granite, Interior Design

The environmentalists of the stone architecture industry are figuring out ways to use their resources to continue their efforts in improving Mother Earth. It has been discovered that a lot of stone design companies are disposing of tons and tons of excess rock every year. In other cases, homes are being knocked down or renovated where the stone used in the design will be thrown out. When this happens, the stone inevitably goes into landfills.

Why does this matter? When we dispose of granite, whether it’s extra unused material or the byproduct of a house or building, we are throwing away money. As clients, we spend a lot of money to install granite fixtures in our homes be it countertops, floors, fireplaces, or stone accents. Stone is a precious resource for many reasons.

Stone is durable, indestructible, and ultimately a very valuable material in construction and interior design which is why it comes with a price. Given that it is indestructible, that leaves little reason to throw it away into a landfill where it will sit and take up space. The money and time you put into constructing with granite will be buried in the landfill right next to the granite itself when it’s thrown away.

Recycling granite is the newest thing to hit the stone design industry. More and more industry experts are catching on to the notion that saving unused granite and reusing it is creating a new industry in and of itself. Recycling granite vastly decreases the amount of it going into landfills and recreates the product into new countertops, floors, pathways, fixtures, and structures. Consequently, new jobs are created. Employees and businesses are needed to gather, build, sell and install the recycled granite.

As more people learn of these opportunities, the recycled granite industry will begin to benefit many people. The more companies that embrace this practice, there will be more jobs created and an improving economy. Most importantly, the cost of recycled granite is more affordable than the original product. Instead of throwing money away, use it to benefit the environment, the economy and your wallet.

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