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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.

Choosing Imported Stones For Your Home

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

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Interiors designed with stones can transform the appearance of a house and take the overall quality of the interior decor up a notch.  Stones come in various colors and shapes, giving you the flexibility to design your home or office according to your taste and preference.  Apart from their elegance, natural stones also last for a very long time as they’re virtually indestructible.

Over the years, the use of natural stones has significantly grown in popularity.  Wood and brick designs, as a result, are giving way to stone designs for their elegance, durability, resistance, and strength.  Hence, the demand for natural stones has grown manifold.

Stones are found in many parts of the world; however, their quality and appearance vary to a large extent owing to natural factors and processing.  Some of the sources are considered to be better than the rest.

The other factor to keep in mind while procuring stones is the cost of processing.  A few sources have a longstanding history of using natural stones as building materials and hence, have an established system of processing and quarrying them.  Inevitably, the cost of production at these sources is also less.  Many prefer to get the stones shipped from these locations for a cheaper rate.

The primary factor that influences the cost of stone is the denseness because the processing cost for such stones is higher.  The other factor is the method of quarrying.  If stones are quarried above the ground then the cost involved in the process would be less.

Stones are quarried all over the world and one can get the stones of desired quality and appearance by importing them from the locations where they are processed.  After all, no one wants to compromise on the quality, especially when it’s a long-term investment as you do not need to tinker with the interior every now and then.

When you’re making a decision on which stone to use in your interior, consider your favorites and then do a little research on the best places in the world to find them. Then, consider the weather patterns of these places. Details such as these can play a big role in a quality of the stone as well as steer you in a direction to make an educated choice. 

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