Selecting a Stone Color for Your Home

Natural stone is available in many shades and colors.  Selecting the perfect color for your home can be a daunting task. Keep in mind that stone countertops and tiles are long lasting and will not need to be replaced often.  Therefore, it is important that homeowners choose stone colors that they will love for many years to come.

Colors play a dramatic role in the overall look of the room.  In rooms that receive a lot of light, you might decide to use a dark stone.  A dark countertop surrounded by slightly lighter cabinets is a popular and traditional look.  Cool colors, like blue and green, tend to make a room feel more spacious.  Warm colors, like brown, yellow, and red, give a cozy feel to your room.

Often, homeowners will choose stone colors that match their existing color scheme and paint colors.  While this approach may work, keep in mind that paint colors can be easily changed should you find a stone that appeals to you but does not match your current room.

The best plan is to select the stone color that you love.  Try not to focus on how it will match your existing room, just choose the color that you think is most beautiful.  You will be more satisfied and excited about your new stone if you choose a color that you absolutely adore rather than one that you think will match.

Once you choose a stone, you can then paint your walls a complimentary shade.  Keep in mind that even the smallest sample of natural stone contains a wide range of colors.  It is a good idea to paint a spot on your wall to decide if the color you choose blends well with your stone surface.

Let the design experts at Affordable Surface Products In Greensboro, NC help you choose the stone slab or tile in a color that will compliment the style of your home.  Fill out our online contact form for a free quote or visit our showroom.  We are conveniently located to serve homeowners in Kernersville, High Point, Winston-Salem, Burlington, and all areas in the Piedmont Triad.

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Remodeling your kitchen counters? Go Granite!

If you are thinking about remodeling your old kitchen counters, you should consider installing beautiful granite stone instead of the more common laminates or wood. Granite is one of the hardest and densest natural stones. In terms of durability, few surface material choices last longer than granite. It resists staining and scratching better than any other natural stone because of its density. The durability of granite makes it the most recommended choice for countertops bearing high weight.

Granite countertops are a wise aesthetic choice as well. The look of a professionally installed granite countertops is timeless and unique. Granite makes up a large portion of earth’s crust and is formed of interlocking crystals of quartz, feldspar, mica, and other minerals. The beauty of natural stones like granite is that no two pieces are ever alike. Each piece of it has its own natural personality, varied in color, markings and density.

Granite is quarried from all over the world, from Italy to India to China. The history from which each stone derives tells a different story in each home. With granite countertops, your kitchen will be sure to stand out and garner many compliments from your family and guests.

Granite is one of the best investments you can make on your home. Granite is almost a dollar-for-dollar investment, meaning that you will upgrade the value of your house by approximately the same amount that you paid for the stone. Affordable Surface Products provides high quality and affordable granite for countertops in your home. Conveniently located in Greensboro, NC, we provide homeowners in High Point, Winston-Salem, Kernersville, and surrounding areas with natural stone products for their home.  Please contact us at (336) 375-5672 or visit our showroom today.

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Why Choose Natural Stone Countertops?

When purchasing new countertops for your kitchen, there are a variety of options available.  One decision consumers must make is whether they should choose a natural product, like stone, or a synthetic material for their countertops.  While there are advantages to each material, stone is a preferred choice for homeowners who want an upscale, durable material for their kitchen and countertops.

One reason that stone is so popular is the availability of rich colors and beautiful swirling patterns that can only be found in nature.  Synthetic, or man-made, materials are unable to successfully mimic this quality.  The shading and unique specks of color found in granite and marble simply can simply not be recreated.

Another reason that stone countertops are so popular is that stone, like granite, is exceptionally durable.  Stainless steel countertops can dent and laminates can scratch or chip over time.  Your stone countertops, on the other hand, will most likely last a lifetime.  With very little maintenance, these surfaces can withstand heat and resist stains much better than most synthetic products.

Natural stone has innate characteristics that make it a green, or environmentally-friendly, building material.  As man-made materials wear and begin to breakdown over time, they end up in already crowded landfills.  Because of stone’s durability and ability to be re-used, it is considered a much more eco-friendly choice than synthetic materials.

Finally, many consumers have the misconception that stone countertops are outrageously expensive when compared to their synthetic counterparts.  This is simply not true.  When you stop to consider the beauty and durability that you will receive from granite or marble countertops, the value definitely outweighs the cost.  Investing money in an inferior product that just has to be replaced in a few years may end up costing you more in the long run.

When you are ready to replace your countertops with granite, marble, or any other natural stone, contact Affordable Surface Products of Greensboro, NC.  They offer superb customer service and competitive prices to the entire Piedmont Triad area.  Visit our showroom at 100 Bonita Drive in Greensboro today!

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