Custom Granite Countertops

Las Vegas -Installing Granite Countertops is a wise decision and superior choice when a homeowner is planning his dream living space. Whether it is a new construction or a remodel of an existing Kitchen Countertops or Bathroom Countertops and it doesn’t stop there, there are many different uses and functions when you use Granite. For example any flat surface can be enhanced by the installation of Granite, like floors, showers, fireplaces, barbeque grills, night stands, bookshelfs, tables, window sills and the list goes only limited by your imagination. Granite is one of the hardest and most durable natural materials known and has been used in construction for thousands of years in the most exclusive and prominent homes and places since artisans have acquired the knowledge to harness its beauty. When polished the natural Granite colors are highlighted and can be used to compliment any home decor whether you have dark or light colored, natural or modern theme.

It has been noted that the overall value and appeal of Granite as an upgrade for any Home will not only add beauty and the impression of luxury but there are many benefits besides asthetics when you are looking at Granite as the premium choice for your needs such as non-porous, heat resistance, scratch resistance, extremely durable and the best choice when you are looking at overall value for any upgrades you may be considering. If you are ever looking at selling your home it is also one of the most rated when someone is considering purchasing your home.

The importance of selection, not only the color and quality of Granite but the contractor that you hire to perform the custom installation is very important. When you call T&S Custom Flooring we have an extensive portfolio of our work with great attention to detail. Not only are we the most competetive but our workmanship speaks for itself. We offer FREE Estimate and Consulting for all your needs. We can help make your Dream a Reality.

Please Call T&S Custom Flooring at (702) 372-7277 for an appointment we are fully Licensed, Bonded and Insured.

Granite Countertops

Gold Bullnose Granite Countertop

Las Vegas- It has been noted that the overall value and appeal of Granite as an upgrade for any Home will not only add beauty and the impression of luxury but there are many benefits besides asthetics when you are looking at Granite as the premium choice for your needs such as non-porous, heat resistant, scratch resistant, extremely durable and the best choice when you are looking at overall value for any upgrades you may be considering. If you are ever looking at selling your home it is also one of the most rated when someone is considering purchasing your home.

Please Call T&S Custom Flooring at (702) 372-7277 for an appointment we are fully Licensed, Bonded and Insured.

Bathroom Remodel Ideas

Las Vegas – If  you are in the process of building or remodeling, you are more then likely considering using Natural Stone somewhere in your design, As a building material, Granite and Marble are no longer just for the wealthy when it comes to interior and exterior design. With advances in technology these Natural Stones have now become extremely affordable without compromising quality or design.

One of the many reasons Natural Stone is so appealing is its depth and range of color tones and unique surface texture that are sure to please forever.  Stone possesses an inate ability to change its surroundings, to compliment and blend harmoniously with any decor.

Please Call T&S Custom Flooring at (702) 372-7277 for an appointment we are fully Licensed, Bonded and Insured.

Granite Selection

Las Vegas- Granite can change the ambience  of any room. Whether your looking to create a luxurious Kitchen, Bathroom Shower, Fireplace Surround, or installing elegant Tile Flooring. Natural Stone like Granite can make it happen. Granite like most of natures beauty can be used to transform any surface into a piece of art. It has been said that no 2 Granite Slabs are alike and it is easy to understand why due to  so many different variations and characteristics and different finishes that are currently available.

One of the many reasons Natural Stone Granite is so appealing is its depth and range of color tones and unique surface texture that are sure to please forever.  Stone possesses an inate ability to change its surroundings, to compliment and blend harmoniously with any decor.

T&S Custom Flooring has an excellent relationship with one of leading importers of Natural Stone Products for Las Vegas and has over 100 varities to choose from with unbeatable prices for Granite Slabs starting from $200-400 per slab.

Please Call T&S Custom Flooring at (702) 372-7277 for an appointment we are fully Licensed, Bonded and Insured.

Granite Fabrication

Las Vegas- Marble and Granite have to be the two most demanded stones for those who insist on adding beauty to their architectural work whether it be Commercial or Residential. The demand for these fine natural building materials has steadily increased over time and still has an appeal unmatched today as the premium choice when appearance of elegance and quality are a prime concern, not to mention the ever-lasting looks and durability.

Granite is the by far one of the hardest natural products on earth and requires skill to carve by hand. Modern methods of carving include using computer-controlled rotary bits, rock saws, drill bores and sandblasting. Once polished, Natural Granite will maintain its high gloss virtually forever.  Normal use of kitchen knives, cutlery, and cookware leaves no scratches. Heat has almost no effect on natural granite, making it much safer than synthetic surfaces constructed with resins and polyesters.  Heated pots and pans will have no dulling effect on  Natural Granite’s lustrous finish, but the use of trivets is recommended to keep your Granite counter clean.

Granite Fabrication is suitable for many different applications:

* Polished Surface – low traffic indoor flooring, wall veneer, counter tops, vanity tops & decorative furniture.
* Honed surface – high traffic indoor/outdoor commercial flooring, wash rooms, side walks.
* Flamed or Brushed surface – external flooring, patio decks, pavements, side walks, curb stones.

Polished Granite is a popular choice for Kitchen Countertops due to its high durability and aesthetic qualities. Other uses include columns, door lintels, sills, jambs, and wall and floor veneer.

Granite Finishes

Granite can have four main finishes: polished (shiny), honed (matte), flamed or brushed (textured). The polished and honed surfaces are flat and smooth. The flamed and brushed surfaces are flat and textured. The polished surface is shiniest, while the brushed surface reflects the least amount of light. The back and sides have a sawn finish which is a rough surface texture to help adhere to surfaces.

A Honed Granite finish is recommended for a shower-stall application for ease of cleaning and resistance to soap-film and hard mineral deposit. There are different degrees of honed finish, from completely flat, low hone (smooth, but with no reflection whatsoever), to a medium hone (sort of a satin finish), to a high hone, which could be also defined as semi-polished. Flamed finish is a particular finish that is obtained by treating the rough surface of the Granite, in an alternate motion, with a torch and a hose of running water. The high temperature generated by the torch partly melts the surface crystals of the Granite and the cold water tempers them and “freezes” the shape obtained by the melting. The result is an extremely hard surface, rough enough, but not to the point of cutting.

Marble and Granite are not slippery when dry, not even in a highly polished form, but becomes slippery only after the surface becomes very wet (like most other flooring materials like ceramic tile and hardwood flooring).

Granite tiles can be used on shower walls. It is recommended to use cement backer board or hardy board with a waterproof membrane to avoid transfer of moisture. It is also recommended to seal the granite after installation to avoid water absorption and mildew formation.

Granite Sealing

Granite is relatively porous so it can get stained if a spill is not cleaned up quickly. Sealing the surface with a water-based sealant is therefore recommended to protect the granite from water and liquid that can seep into the porous material. Sealing can be done once a year or two depending on the usage of the surface. To test the Granite Surface just pour a small amount of water to the surface and if it beads the surface is still sealed efficiently and if it soaks in it is time for another application of sealent.

Granite has been extensively used as a dimension stone and as Flooring Tiles in public and commercial buildings and monuments. It has been used for building and decorative purposes  for centuries. Granites application for resisting wear-and-tear is one primary reason why it is ideal for  interior or exterior construction, whether it is for new or existing commercial or residential installations.

When used outdoors, granite’s mineralogical structure can withstand natures different seasonal weather and is not influenced by freeze-thaw cycles.

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Granite Uses History And Antiquity

The Red Pyramid of Egypt (c.26th century BC), named for the light crimson hue of its exposed Granite Surfaces, is the third largest of Egyptian pyramids. Menkaure’s Pyramid, likely dating to the same era, was constructed of limestone and granite blocks. The Great Pyramid of Giza (c.2580 BC) contains a huge Granite sarcophagus fashioned of “Red Aswan Granite.” The mostly ruined Black Pyramid dating from the reign of Amenemhat III once had a Polished Granite
pyramidion or capstone, now on display in the main hall of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo (see Dahshur).

Many large Hindu temples in southern India, particularly those built by the 11th century king Rajaraja Chola I, were made of Granite. There is a large amount of Granite in these structures.

Quarrying Granite for the Mormon Temple, Utah Territory, in Little Cottonwood Canyon
Polished Red Granite tombstone.

Life-size elephant and other creatures carved in Granite; at Mahabalipuram, India.

Granite was used for cobblestones on the St. Louis riverfront and for the piers of the Eads Bridge

Aberdeen in Scotland, which is constructed principally from local Granite, is known as “The Granite City”. Because of its abundance, Granite was commonly used to build foundations for homes in New England. The Granite Railway, America’s first railroad, was built to haul Granite from the quarries in Quincy, Massachusetts, to the Neponset River in the 1820s. With increasing amounts of acid rain in parts of the world, Granite has begun to surpass Marble as a
monument material, since it is much more durable.

Source: Wikipedia

Tile Flooring Installation

Make sure to use a waterproofing membrane beneath the Tile Installation. Granite Tile Flooring appear the best when Tiles Are butted. Ceramic and Porcelain Mosaic Tile Flooring are available in 1-foot-square sheets with a rear mesh back. Glass Mosaic Tiles are also available in sheets with a paper-face mount. Apply the Tiles using a quality thin-set mortar noted for its bond strength, especially if you are installing Glass Mosaic Tiles. White thin-set mortar is the preferred choice for all Glass Tile Installations. Grout between the crevices seal the grout to prevent moisture retention and staining. You can also select a liquid latex thin-set and mix sanded grout in with the mortar to install paper-face glass tiles using a one-step application method.

Update a dated Fireplace Surround with Mosaic Tiles. A Mosaic Tiled Fireplace is a strong focal point in the room. One important consideration when Installing Ceramic, Porcelain and especially Glass  Tile around a Fireplace is to install the Tiles onto a single surface. Metal, sheetrock and brick heat and cool at different rates.  As a result, tiles attached to several different surfaces can crack. Cover the fireplace with a cement backer board to avoid this problem. As with other glass, ceramic and porcelain mosaic tile installations, select a quality thin-set mortar for a strong bond.

Granite, Marble, Ceramic and Mosaic Tile

Las Vegas- When choosing Tile Flooring, you may have some concerns and considerations before deciding which is best for you and your desired application.

Is it durable?

Is comfort and beauty a factor?

Will it stand up to wear and tear?

Is it the look and feel you are looking for?

What type of theme and look are you trying to achieve?

What will match best with the architectural design and decor you have?

What is the amount of traffic the area will receive and also the concern of moisture?

Granite Tile

Like any other smooth surface floor, the polished surface of a Granite Bathroom Floor can be slippery if it gets a lot of water and is walked on with improper footwear.  A honed Granite Surface is therefore recommended for bathrooms.

Mosaic Tile

Mosaic Tile is the art of creating patterns by assembling small pieces of cubic, square, rectangular shaped colored glass, stone, or other materials. It is the technique of decorative art, and an aspect of interior decoration.

The beauty and versatility of Mosaic Tiles, which are produced in numerous varieties of colors and textures, make them a ideal design material for construction and renovation projects in and around the home or business. Traditional applications find these translucent Tiles in Kitchens and Bathrooms, around Pools, and on Wall Mosaics design projects. Like interior designers and contractors, crafters and artisans appreciate the flexibility of working with glass Mosaic Tiles shapes, colors, textures, size, patterns. Mosaic Tiles, like Ceramic Tile are extremely durable and
easy to clean and can be incorporated into multiple projects indoors and outdoors.

Please Call T&S Custom Flooring at (702) 372-7277 for an appointment we are fully Licensed, Bonded and Insured.

Granite Installations Las Vegas

The importance of selection, not only the color and quality of Granite but the contractor that you hire to perform the custom installation is very important. When you call T&S Custom Flooring we have an extensive portfolio of our work with great attention to detail. Not only are we the most competetive but our workmanship speaks for itself. We offer FREE Estimate and Consulting for all your needs. We can help make your Dream a Reality.

Please Call T&S Custom Flooring at (702) 372-7277 for an appointment we are fully Licensed, Bonded and Insured.

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