You know the color and type stone you want in your home, and now want the best price and value. How do you go about it?
1. Ask you fabricator for suggestions.
Your fabricator should help by directing you to the most reputable local slab suppliers with a proven history of backing up their products. Fabricators want you to have the highest quality material possible because they don’t want to be called back to fix problems or answer questions about why the material you purchased isn’t working out the way you expected.
2. Deal only with reputable slab suppliers.
They have a lot of money tied up in inventory and want it to move quickly. In other words, they have an honest desire to sell product that pleases buyers, enhances their reputation, and holds up over time.
Slab suppliers roam the earth looking for high quality natural stone to import and sell. They stay on top of current trends so their inventory competes and sells well. Their products often come from multiple continents and varies in characteristics and price.
Because natural stone comes from the earth, slabs cut from within the same formation can vary considerably so no supplier has exactly the same selection even if it came from the same mountain and has the same name. The size of the slabs will also determine cost so make sure you are comparing apples to apples, and that your project will fit on the least number of slabs.
Most slab suppliers also offer manufactured quartz products which can vary in quality and appeal. Most sell the product line of specific manufacturers so you need to see what’s available within your market before making a purchase decision.
Most fabricators have samples in their showroom to help you zero in on the line that strikes your fancy. As with most things in life, higher quality generally costs more. Run away if someone tells you all quartz products are the same because they are most certainly not. Again, your fabricator can provide some insight and recommendation as to what to avoid and what to consider.
Reputable suppliers and fabricators both have a vested interest in your ultimate satisfaction. Stick to the established professionals with good reviews to assure competitive prices and the value you deserve.
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