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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.

 

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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Trending: All Natural Stone vs. Health

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

Using natural materials in your home, especially on your counter tops, is important if you are looking for something that is safe for the health and general well being of you and your family. Natural stones have made a big comeback with beautiful, natural materials like marble, granite and soapstone growing in popularity.

Color Your World With Natural Stone Counter Tops

Using natural stones doesn’t have to mean that your counter or table tops in the kitchen will be any less elegant. Take granite, for example: you can find shades and patterns to suit every style. You also have the option of choosing a product with a hint of a blue, a tinge of gray, a warm brown or yellow, or pristine white.

Go Natural For Your Health

When making a choice of stone for your counter tops, going natural is a good idea. If you’re an avid baker or love to cook, you’ll get much more use out of the counter tops than the average person who does not. It can be comforting to know that the surface in which you place the food you feed to yourself and your family is free of synthetic and superficial material. Most foods, especially fruits and veggies, are like sponges as they absorb water and other substances they come into contact with. Natural countertops won’t contain any chemicals, and as a result, we won’t be ingesting these substances. 

Natural Stone Counter Tops & Ventilation 

An important factor to take into consideration when making a decision to install natural stone counter tops or other home structures is an efficient ventilation system throughout your entire home. This could mean anything from your vents, to electrical outlets, to plumbing pipes. Each of these factors allows ventilation of stagnant air indoors to be replaced with fresh air from the outdoors. When using any sort of natural component in your home, it’s important to provide it with proper ventilation as it would be receiving in its natural habitat. This will keep your lungs and overall health clear of dangerous substances. 

 

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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The Benefits of Using Natural Stone

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

Granitic Countertop In Kitchen

Going Green seems to be the latest and greatest way to do just about anything these days. Using natural stone in interior design and exterior home construction is just another way of following the trend. Many people will tell you that there’s countless benefits of using natural stone products like being environmentally friendly, beneficial to our health, and durable; but one question that doesn’t get addressed enough is, “How?”

  1. Environmentally Friendly- Opting to use natural stone rather than synthetic material can benefit the environment in many ways. In its natural state, it does not require the use of energy or power for production. As a result, pollution is not generated in the creation of natural stone, and we’re saving energy for the Earth. Natural stone also has a thermal mass which naturally insulates, saving energy that would be needed to cool or heat a home.
  2. Durability- Rock is known for its indestructible qualities. When choosing between construction materials, keep in mind the ability of stone to withstand rain, wind, snow, hail, fire and heat. Further, when stone is used to build interior structures like countertops, it is not easily scratched, stained, or burned.
  3. Health Conscious- The natural state of stone means that no chemicals or synthetics are added to it. We should always be conscious of the material we’re using to build the place in which we live. This is the atmosphere in which we’ll spend a lot of our time and the air we’ll be breathing each day. Using natural material, especially stone, will lower our chances of ingesting airborne chemicals and having long-term health effects.
  4. Cost Effective- Considering its durability and the negative health effects we’re avoiding, we are saving money as a result. In the event that your kitchen counters or floors are made of a damageable product, you will inevitably find scratches and stains that you’ll need to spend money to fix. Also, breathing in contaminated air from synthetic material inside the home may result in paying for doctors visits and prescriptions. Meanwhile, using a natural, indestructible product will lower the chances of these scenarios.

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