Welcome to YK Stone Center

Y.K. Marble, Inc. is a family owned and operated business located in Denver, Colorado. We specialize in everything from design and fabrication to installation of the Earth's finest natural stone materials, such as — Granite, Marble, Travertine, Quartz slabs, Stone tile, and Glass Mosaic tile. All of our work includes custom cutting to size for your Denver kitchen, vanity, laundry rooms, fireplaces, bath surrounding, walls, floors, patios and more. We offer fancy surface finishes such as leathered and honed, as well as numerous edge styles. For a small countertop, we have a variety of Denver granite, marble, and other natural stone remnant pieces available for you to choose from. Call today: 303-935-6185.

Taj Mahal Kitchen Countertops. Designed by Kate.


Being a designer, you typically know how you want your kitchen to be, especially if you are a mom... The routine in the kitchen should be obstacle free, the inevitable toys withstanding. As you all know, YKSC is a family owned company. We immigrated to Colorado 22 years ago from Russia, and for us the most important facet of the kitchen is the island. Our island is always covered with some amazing Russian (and American) food and surrounded with bellies ready to eat. The island provided a spectacular focal point for this kitchen, with the rest of the room designed to compliment it. It looks stunning. The market has been trending towards engineered stone, but in my opinion, there is practically nothing man-made that compares to the beauty of Taj Mahal. So many of our customers agree with us that we’ve been buying containers of Taj Mahal from a local distributor who imports it directly from Brazil. For those of you who are geologically inclined Taj Mahal is a category of metamorphic stone called Quartzite, that starts as sandstone and because of its mineral make-up is harder on the Mohs scale than granite or man-made quartz and much less reactive than marble. As we often say, “there is no artist like mother nature”. No two slabs of Taj Mahal are exactly alike, and all of them are magnificent. Because of that Taj Mahal guarantees that you will have a kitchen that is unique and beautiful, we find that truly remarkable!

Take a look at this beautifully done kitchen, dreamed up by our talented in-house designer, Kate.

Stone: Taj Mahal

Edge: ¼” bevel edge

Qty: 3slabs

Sink: farmhouse

Island Dimensions:  100X76 single slab.
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Calacatta Carrara Marble Kitchen. Waterfall sidepanels.


For the past few years, the color pallet of the kitchen has turned to mostly white and gray. I wanted to share one of the homes that we've installed the natural marble in- and yes this is in the kitchen! Calcatta Marble slabs- Honed surface finish - was a direct import from Carrara Italy a few years ago. It was hand selected and shipped to our store. The kitchen design was done by our talented in-house designer Kate, the color matching and tile combination and flooring was all picked according to the clients' vision and needs. And they got just that- the finished project looks absolutely stunning. I love the open space and how the light colors make the seasonal decorations easier to match and standout. Mitred edges on the oversized island, which is composed of two slabs that are mirrored/ or have that book match design, creating a stunning piece of art right on the countertop, along with waterfall sides. Kitchen backsplash is a marble mosaic tile - a custom waterjet design from decorative materials.

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calcatta carrara marble stone kitchen countertops yk stone center
- Master Bath countertop is a solid slab of marble, with a mitred 4cm Edge. Snow-white marble tile floor, was cut in our shop to custom size and was installed in herringbone pattern.
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6cm Fusion Granite Kitchen Island


This was such an awesome project, it took 4 slabs of Fusion Granite From The Stone Collection. The detail on the raised island was very precise, making sure every single piece was cut to the most accurate measurement, fitting each of them perfectly like a puzzle. We used Slabsmith program to help us match the veins on seams. 6cm Mitred waterfall edges going all the way to the floor on both sides. 6cm mirrored flat polish edge. 6cm bookmatched/ laminate underwrap and waterfall side panels. Lower countertop is out of Antique Brown Leathered Granite - with ogee flat edge.
Fusion Granite itchen island. 6cm Mitred waterfall edges. 6cm mirrored flat polish edge. 6cm Laminate waterfall side panels. YK Stone Center Installed
Fusion Granite itchen island. 6cm Mitred waterfall edges. 6cm mirrored flat polish edge. 6cm Laminate waterfall side panels. YK Stone Center Installed
Fusion Granite itchen island. 6cm Mitred waterfall edges. 6cm mirrored flat polish edge. 6cm Laminate waterfall side panels. YK Stone Center Installed
Fusion Granite itchen island. 6cm Mitred waterfall edges. 6cm mirrored flat polish edge. 6cm Laminate waterfall side panels. YK Stone Center Installed
Fusion Granite itchen island. 6cm Mitred waterfall edges. 6cm mirrored flat polish edge. 6cm Laminate waterfall side panels. YK Stone Center Installed
Fusion Granite itchen island. 6cm Mitred waterfall edges. 6cm mirrored flat polish edge. 6cm Laminate waterfall side panels. YK Stone Center Installed
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Caesarstone Care & Maintenance


With holidays and celebrations, my kitchen has the most traffic in the house, from my nices and nephews drawing, DIY projects, girls pampering nights, to baking.., I don't have to worry about my countertops being ruined or scratched. And that is seriously why my whole house has stone everywhere (and also- because my family owns the stone business hehe)- but non-the less, the solid stone surfaces make life so much easier and worry free. Here is a simple way of taking care of your Caesarstone Quartz surfaces. Caesarstone is resistant to cracks, scratches and stains. However, like most materials, excessive force and/or pressure from objects can damage the surface.
Please click on the link to watch a short video.


Caesarstone Quartz is non-porous and durable, stain, scratch, and *high heat resistant. You’ll never need to use any sealer or wax, maintenance is virtually care-free.
Easy care instructions for cleaning up:
    - Red wine
    - Pen marks
    - Key/metal marks
    - Nail polish
      & more!
*Caesarstone is structurally more heat resistant in comparison to other stones. However, any stone material can potentially be damaged by sudden and rapid temperature changes, especially near the edges. Therefore, using inexpensive and readily available hot pads or trivets is always recommended, especially when using cooking units such as electric frying pans, crock pots, or roaster ovens. We do not advise putting hot cookware directly on the Caesarstone surface.

xoxo - Gina K.

 
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Home Remodel by Montage Design Studio


This is an amazing project that we got to be a part of. The change of the kitchen is so drastic. Absolutely love the end result. Montage Design Studio (Steffen Andrews + Christine Stegehuis) did an amazing job with making this project specific to the clients' interest. We fabricated and installed the countertops. Stone on the Island- Verde Marinace 3cm with 3" mitred edges. Perimeter- Caesarstone Quartz 'Pebbled' honed surface finish with waterfall edge panel on the bar.

As written By Steffen Andrews:
"Our clients love to cook and entertain but the kitchen in their 90’s era Denver townhouse was very dated.

Design By: Montage Design Studio (Steffen Andrews + Christine Stegehuis) General Contractor: R Squared Design Build (Tom Restivo) Cabinets: Caruso Kitchens Countertops: YK Stone Center Tile: Porcelanosa


While it was a fairly large space, the layout was cramped and awkward.

Design By: Montage Design Studio (Steffen Andrews + Christine Stegehuis) General Contractor: R Squared Design Build (Tom Restivo) Cabinets: Caruso Kitchens Countertops: YK Stone Center Tile: Porcelanosa


The adjacent sitting area was an after-thought and a mishmash of design styles.

Design By: Montage Design Studio (Steffen Andrews + Christine Stegehuis) General Contractor: R Squared Design Build (Tom Restivo) Cabinets: Caruso Kitchens Countertops: YK Stone Center Tile: Porcelanosa


And the powder room needed some sprucing up, as well.

Design By: Montage Design Studio (Steffen Andrews + Christine Stegehuis) General Contractor: R Squared Design Build (Tom Restivo) Cabinets: Caruso Kitchens Countertops: YK Stone Center Tile: Porcelanosa


We have been gradually moving the entire space to a more modern design vernacular.

Design By: Montage Design Studio (Steffen Andrews + Christine Stegehuis) General Contractor: R Squared Design Build (Tom Restivo) Cabinets: Caruso Kitchens Countertops: YK Stone Center Tile: Porcelanosa


The cherry accents nod to wood flooring in other parts of the house.

Design By: Montage Design Studio (Steffen Andrews + Christine Stegehuis) General Contractor: R Squared Design Build (Tom Restivo) Cabinets: Caruso Kitchens Countertops: YK Stone Center Tile: Porcelanosa


The kitchen’s central island became the hub for food prep, cooking and hanging out. We dropped a soffit over the island to better define the space.

Design By: Montage Design Studio (Steffen Andrews + Christine Stegehuis) General Contractor: R Squared Design Build (Tom Restivo) Cabinets: Caruso Kitchens Countertops: YK Stone Center Tile: Porcelanosa


The amazing granite countertop inspired all of our other material selections. Check out the cool electrical pop-ups. They allowed us to be code compliant and not mar the island’s cherry bases with electrical outlets.

Design By: Montage Design Studio (Steffen Andrews + Christine Stegehuis) General Contractor: R Squared Design Build (Tom Restivo) Cabinets: Caruso Kitchens Countertops: YK Stone Center Tile: Porcelanosa


These amazing pendants reference the countertop material and have a hip 60’s vibe.
The island is nearly 9’ long. It took a heroic effort to get it into the space in one piece.

Design By: Montage Design Studio (Steffen Andrews + Christine Stegehuis) General Contractor: R Squared Design Build (Tom Restivo) Cabinets: Caruso Kitchens Countertops: YK Stone Center Tile: Porcelanosa


We modernized the fireplace, using the same textured tile as the kitchen backsplash with a custom cabinet above the wet bar.

Design By: Montage Design Studio (Steffen Andrews + Christine Stegehuis) General Contractor: R Squared Design Build (Tom Restivo) Cabinets: Caruso Kitchens Countertops: YK Stone Center Tile: Porcelanosa


The “Bob” chairs are, at once, sleek and comfy. We used a left-over piece of granite to fabricate a small table. 

Design By: Montage Design Studio (Steffen Andrews + Christine Stegehuis) General Contractor: R Squared Design Build (Tom Restivo) Cabinets: Caruso Kitchens Countertops: YK Stone Center Tile: Porcelanosa


We used David Hicks iconic “Hexagon” wallpaper in the powder room. 

Design By: Montage Design Studio (Steffen Andrews + Christine Stegehuis) General Contractor: R Squared Design Build (Tom Restivo) Cabinets: Caruso Kitchens Countertops: YK Stone Center Tile: Porcelanosa


Everything was going well in the photoshoot until some random guy wandered in off the street.

Design By: Montage Design Studio (Steffen Andrews + Christine Stegehuis) General Contractor: R Squared Design Build (Tom Restivo) Cabinets: Caruso Kitchens Countertops: YK Stone Center Tile: Porcelanosa


A big and heartfelt thank you to our clients who pushed us to be creative for them. That is such a great gift and so deeply appreciated".

Design By: Montage Design Studio (Steffen Andrews + Christine Stegehuis)
General Contractor: R Squared Design Build (Tom Restivo)
Cabinets: Caruso Kitchens
Countertops: YK Stone Center
Tile: Porcelanosa
Seating: Officescapes
Photography: Britt Nemeth

Phone: (303) 883-3821
Web: MontageDesignStudio.com

 
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Carrara White Marble - Stock


Some new 3cm Carrara White Marble Slabs arrived. Beautiful, clean stone.
Visit out showroom to see it in person, White is the new trend, never going out of style. Classic natural stone that will last you a lifetime. Carrara White Marble slabs denver, yk stone center showroom, natural stone slabs

Project in Cherry Hills, CO


It has been a while since I posted something to the YKSC blog, I will try to be more frequent this year and keep you posted on what is going on at our store. :)  That said.., Happy 2016 to everyone. Hope this year brings lots of blessings to each of us.  A lot has happened in 2015- I'll be updating you on some of that in the next few posts. I'll also will be sharing a few big projects that we have done in the recent past.

The first property that we had the oportunity to be a part of is located in Cherry Hills Colorado.  Big thanks to one of our long time builders at Haley Custom Homes for contracting us to do some of the Interior Natural Stone and Quartz Material work. Every detail of the house was thought out and the end result is spectacular. The photos below were taken by Ron, he captured the house beautifully.
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We didnt do anything in the hallway (image below), but I really like the entry area. Simple, clean, straight lines. billups residence denver co, yk stone center countertops, chauncey billups house englewood co
(Below) Kitchen countertops fabricated out of quartz material, flat polish edge.billups residence denver co, yk stone center countertops, chauncey billups house englewood co
(Below) Master bathroom, Exotic natural stone on tub surround and vanity tops.billups residence denver co, yk stone center countertops, chauncey billups house englewood co
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The fabricated and installed Bar above, is actually a two part. The round top countertop is all natural onyx- which is a translucent material allowing light to go through it, has builtup mitred edge and is lit-up on all sides, gives a beautiful glow. The inside lower bar is out of natural stone- granite (which you can barely see).

Now, the image below, I'm ready for summer!! yep!! ;)billups residence denver co, yk stone center countertops, chauncey billups house englewood co
 
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Cambria Style 2015 Summer Issue


New Cambria magazines came in. Pick up your copy today from our store. Feat. Maria Menounos & Alana Stewart. As usual a few yummy sandwich recipes & drinks as well as design ideas with bright and neutral colors. An introduction to the latest Cambria Marble Collection are Ella & Brittanicca colors- samples and slabs available soon. As of last week, our Denver Showroom samples have been updated and we currently have all the latest Cambria Quartz 12X12 samples for you to look at and order. ?Cambria Style magazine 2015, Cambria Quartz Denver, yk stone center #?CambriaStyle? #GallowayCambria #CambriaQuartz #CambriaQuartzDenver
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MIA Pinnacle Award of Excellence 2015


YK Stone Center Inc., could not be more thrilled of the achievement. This is our first MIA Pinnacle Award of Excellence in the 'Commercial Interior' division. Grateful to God for allowing us to prosper in the stone business and that we are able to take on such amazing projects. Many thanks to Mark at McPherson Architecture as well as Antero Resources Corp. for giving YKSC a huge opportunity to shine in our stone fabrication and installation services.
Currently Ilya, Konstantin and Val, are at the KBIS2015 show in Las Vegas NV- where MIA are presenting the awards later today. 
MIA Pinnacle Awards 2015(Above, Konstantin, Val and Ilya)
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To read a full article about this project in the 'Stone World' Magazine, please click here. As well as a blog that I had written coupe months ago- Here .

-Gina K. :)
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Back Cover of Luxe Magazine Winter 2015


What a privilege to be working with some of the most recognized and artistic designers in Colorado. Kelly Carpenter from Haus Design- offers simplicity and uniqueness in the Modern/Contemporary design genre. Val, From YK Stone Center, worked closely with Kelly on this 16' bar top, which is made of Neolith material, Basaltblack is the color choice. The mitred edges are clean with very tight seams. The flexibility of this material allows for a curve of the bar be from a single sheet, creating a seamless, timeless look. This bar is a bold and dynamic statement in the room- second to the collection car ofcoarse.
Luxe magazine winter 2015 back cover. yk stone center val
(above- Val excited about the project being on the back cover of the Luxe Magazine Winter 2015 issue).
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Cambria- Producing Jumbo Size Slabs + New Colors


Great news, Cambria Quartz is now producing jumbo size slabs, they measure at 132X65 (60sqft per slab), available in 2 and 3cm thickness.
 
Four newest additions to the Coastal Collection™.  Summerhill™, Ellesmere™, Langdon™, and Seagrove™.

A great paint tool from Benjamin Moore will help you decide on which Cambria color is best to fit your space.

 





See Cambria's new Jewel Collection™ at CambriaUSA.com.
The three latest additions to Cambria's exclusive Jewel Collection™.
Brighstone™ and Daron™ and Menai™



 
See all of Cambria’s 122 designs, including their 13 new selections launched this fall at Cambria.
 
 
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Antero Resources and YK Stone Center Published in Stone World Magazine July 2014.


Another very proud moment for us here at YK Stone Center Inc. Once again, we are published in a world-recognized stone magazine – The Stone World Magazine July 2014 issue. stone world magazine july 2014 yk stone center in denver, antero resources published in stone world magazine with yk marble stone center in denver coHere is how it all started. In late fall of last year, as I remember, Ilya, his wife Anna and I traveled to Italy to bring back some granite & marble slabs for our stock. One particular evening while in Carrarra City was when Ilya got the news of being accepted for the One Union Station project in downtown Denver- for "Antero Resources" headquarters- managed by Mark McPherson at McPherson Architecture in Denver. It was a very happy moment for all of us, we enjoy working on large and challenging projects. He did imagined the project to be challenging with much planning and scoping, but with much research about the stone and its characteristics he was at ease and was anxious to get the project started.  After couple weeks we finally got the material –quarried in the Nevada Desert by Las Vegas Rock.., and the task began. 
For several months, YK worked overtime to accommodate the thorough and bold project of One Union Station, as well as everyday clients. fabrication shop denver colorado, yk stone center, fabricating stairs for antero resourcesunion station tables, fabrication for antero resources in denver colorado, yk stone center fabrication shop denver, co Antero resources spiral stair case, union one station stair case, stone in antero resoures spiral stair case in denverspiral stairs at antero resources in denver, yk stone center denver, installation of the stairs antero resources bathroom vanity top in the lobby, mitred edges on stone, metaquartzite edges, yk stone center denver round table at antero resouces denver, yk stone center denver co, installed coffee table at antero resources denver landing stairs at antero resources denver, metaquartzite material at anteroresources denver co, stone at one union station, stne material, las vegas rock in denver, las vegas red rocks in denver, nevada rock, red rocks, natural stone, yk stone center denver Some of you may know that it was a real challenge for us to keep up and be on the 2-week schedule, thus we had to extend our turnaround time. slabsmith software denver, yk stone center, antero resources denver, matching slabs Thanks to our digital software, we were able to match the direction of veining and movement of the metaquartzite stone to have the uninterrupted flow, (Ilya’s quote from the article): “When creates of slabs started to arrive at different times to our fabrication shop, each shipment was from different parts of the mountain, each piece varied in shape, character, and size. The pattern can vary greatly within a single block, so we photographed and book-matched each piece from back and front, and used slabsmith program to compose the final design of floors and countertops. It was a real jigsaw puzzle, but we made it work in a way that is both dramatic and beautiful.” Antero resources in denver lobby stone, one union station lobby art stone, yk stone center installed metaquartzite in antero resources denver co I asked Mark about the focal point in the lobby, and he said “The building lobby design for the Antero Resources was clean, light and minimalist, a transition space to the floors above. But, we wanted to give visitors a glimpse of what was to come by using Nevada Stone as a focal point in the elevator lobby. The design team was inspired by Mies van der Rohe’s 1929 Barcelona Pavilion where he used lavish stone panels in a minimalist space.” The feature wall in the buildings lobby was pieced together in a butterfly effect pattern with four (4)- 3cm slabs that measured a total of 98” tall by 120” wide to create a very dramatic and vivid statement.  “Our stone wall is the best artwork anybody could ever ask for!” Mark added.
(Below, 'before' and 'during'/ almost finished project on the spiral stairs.)
One Union Station Denver Colorado, before and after project, stairsbefore and after antero resources completed project in denver colorado, installed raound stairs in antero resources building, union one station in denver colorado, yk stone center
There was a total of 5,000sqft of metaquartzite material fabricated and installed by YKSC in that 4-story building. To read a full article about the project, please click here.

 
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