Silestone Countertops in Denver

Silestone Quartz is a fabricated material with top of the line features in terms of strength and enhanced capabilities for cleanliness. It is the only material built with the incorporation of antimicrobial agents within the stone. This allows your countertops to stay cleaner, longer. This element fights the growth of bacteria and mildew and wards away unwanted odors.

Resilient and Luminescent Material

The composition of this stone is incredibly durable, ranking high on the hardness scale. Throughout the slab, the density remains consistent and with its non-porous qualities, is ideal for kitchen and bathroom countertops. Apart from its enhanced functionality, Silestone is also a beautiful material. The distinctive colors match its luminescent sheen and combined with a unique cut and edge design, provides countless options to suit any aesthetic.

 

In addition to all that Silestone offers aesthetically, it also carries all of the wanted qualities in a stone countertop of resisting heat, stains, and scratches. View our galleries to browse the options of Silestone and compare it to other types of materials as well.

Is It Time to Remodel or Replace Your Denver Cabinetry?


September 26, 2018

Take a good look at your home—especially the cabinets in your kitchen and bathroom. If you are troubled by the way they look, or if you are just tired of their appearance, perhaps it’s time to say goodbye and welcome new cabinetry into your Denver home. You might be pleasantly surprised at the options available today that can give your kitchen or bathroom a complete facelift just by redoing or replacing the cabinets.
Here are some signs that you might just be ready to renovate.

You Want to Completely Overhaul Your Kitchen or Bathroom

If you have been living with a kitchen with a layout that simply doesn’t work for you and your family, it might be time to plan a new kitchen floorplan. Or perhaps you need better storage in the bathroom. You might be able to preserve your existing cabinets with a redesign and simply put a fresh coat of paint on them and add new hardware, giving them a completely updated look. (Or you might want to simply shop for new cabinets altogether! Take a look at our cabinetry page for more information and for ideas.)

Your Cabinets Are Damaged

If you have cabinet doors that don’t close all the way or if there are random dark spots on the surface, they may have suffered from water damage. Wooden cabinets can become warped or swollen over time if they are exposed to water. If you do have water damage, you’ll want to make sure there isn’t any mold. Mold is very dangerous and can put your entire family’s health at risk.

Your Taste Has Changed

If you’ve been in your home for a while, there is a good chance that the cabinets you loved then are no longer in style today. Your taste has likely changed as well. If you have a bigger budget for your renovation, it might be time to completely replace the cabinets in your home to something more updated. Make sure your new cabinets are on trend by checking out what the professionals at Better Homes and Gardens have to say about the latest styles for 2018: Top 10 Cabinetry Trends.

You Are Planning to Sell Your Home Soon

When it comes to home improvement, few things offer as much of a return on your investment as updated kitchens and bathrooms—including the cabinetry. Updating these rooms can make a big difference when it comes time to list your home. Not only can you list for a higher selling price, but the chances of getting an offer sooner go up dramatically when a home is updated—and cabinets are one area buyers like to see on trend.
Are you ready to overhaul your Denver cabinetry? The team of professionals at HTI Granite and Cabinetry can help! Add value to your home while working with a team of professionals who can get the job done right—and to your high standards. Contact HTI Granite & Cabinetry for a more information on renovating or replacing the cabinetry in your home.
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The Pros and Cons of Silestone in Denver


If you’re having your home built or looking to remodel your Denver home, you may have heard about Silestone, an alternative to granite and other natural stones. Silestone countertops are made of a mixture of over 90% quartz and a polyester resin to bind all the materials together. This results in some of the most beautiful and durable countertops on the market. HTI Granite & Cabinetry has come up with a simple list of pros and cons to consider when debating whether or not you should use Silestone in your home.

Pro – Diversity: Silestone can be used in any room in the home but tends to be used in kitchens and bathrooms due to its non-porous makeup. Aesthetically speaking, Silestone is loaded with advantages. The shear number of colors and patterns available makes it one of the go-to materials for homes throughout Colorado. You’re practically guaranteed to find a match for the look and style of your remodel. Due to its characteristic sparkle and shimmer from the quartz, Silestone catches the light in ways other finishes don’t. This is why it can be used in floors and walls as much as it’s used as a countertop material.

Con – Not Indestructible:
We don’t want to make it sound like Silestone is weak or brittle, it certainly isn’t. Most natural stone has some of the same basic qualities that require more attention than completely man-made materials. Silestone has some issues with heat resistance. This means you shouldn’t place hot pans and stoves directly onto the countertop’s surface (much as you wouldn’t with practically any surface, not matter what it is made from). Using trivets and coasters, or even potholders to keep hot metal from touching the countertop surface can easily solve this problem.

Pro – Still Stronger than Average: Though Silestone may not be the most heat resistant on the market, it is made to be stain resistant and withstand some very hard wear and tear. It is highly scratch resistant and does not chip easily. These attributes combined with its non-porous nature make it extremely easy to clean and keep clean. Silestone – in contrast to almost every natural stone countertop on the market – does not ever require a sealer. This makes it one of the lowest maintenance countertops available today.

Con – Luxury Material/Luxury Expense: Silestone is going to be a slightly higher price per surface area than some of the cheaper man-made materials available. The higher price is well worth it. With a fantastic aesthetic value, long-lasting durability, and extensive catalogue of colors and finishes, it isn’t difficult to see why the material costs a little more, but is also growing in popularity.HTI Granite & Cabinetry has the experts to answer all of your questions about Silestone. Contact us today for a quote on all of your remodel or new home needs. Located in Denver and serving the entire Front Range, we’re here to help you.
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Difference Between a Fissure and Crack in Countertops


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When looking into purchasing natural stone countertops, it is important to realize the difference between a crack and a fissure. This knowledge can save yourself from agonizing about whether your counter has a natural or unnatural opening if the situation arises.

A fissure is an elongated opening that is a natural geological formation or mineralogical crystallization. A crack on the other hand, is a broken piece of stone that is typically uneven, chipped, or widely separated. The tricky part is that sometimes a fissure develops into a crack given that the fissure in itself is a weak area of the stone.

The biggest difference is in how the fissure or crack occurred. A fissure is natural while a crack occurrs from an outside force, such as fabrication, transpiration, or installation. A helpful test to determine the difference is to look at the crack or fissure from a low angle. A crack has two points of reflection while a fissure has only one.

If your countertops are in bad shape and you're interested in new ones, Contact HTI Granite and Cabinetry for more information about choosing the best countertops for your home. Our expert staff has earned a prestigious reputation throughout the Denver area for providing exceptional and customized kitchen remodeling services. We can handle any of your installation or remodeling needs - we have access to the best products on the market, so call us today!
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