So you’re looking for new granite countertops for your Bend, Oregon, home.
Renovating your home is an exciting process. And whether you’re adding a gourmet kitchen, creating an outdoor living space you’ll use as much as the inside, or upgrading the bathrooms throughout your home, granite is one of the best choices you can make for durability and resale value.
Of course, selecting granite isn’t as easy as pulling up a picture online and hitting the “buy” button. Every piece of granite is unique. You’ll have to find a company that sells granite slabs. And a quick search online may leave you confused and ready to abandon your project for good.
Knowledge goes a long way. Before you settle in on a slab for your new granite countertops, there are a few things you should know. Here are five reasons why EleMar Oregon is your perfect choice.
1. Our Selection
Did you know that no two pieces of granite are the same? That means when you make your final selection, you’ll know that you have something beautiful and unique installed in your home.
Of course, that also means it can be difficult to find what you want.
Granite is made of a variety of interlocking mineral crystals to form its unique patterns. It usually contains feldspar and quartz, but there are many more minerals that weave throughout the slab, giving it dimension and depth.
Granite is blasted out of quarries in large blocks before being cut down into workable slabs. Most slabs of granite are cut to about 4 to 5 feet in width and 7 to 9 feet in length. Then the slab is polished to create a uniform thickness.
Before we bring in slabs for granite countertops here to our Bend, Oregon, location, we scour the world looking for the most beautiful pieces. We look for different colors, different patterns, different grains. We know that kitchens and bathrooms come in different sizes, so we look for slabs that work well together. We want pieces that will only increase in beauty once installed inside your home.
2. Our Process
Here at EleMar, we’re a wholesale stone slab supplier that works exclusively with licensed and bonded stone fabricators. If you’re remodeling your home, you can’t visit our showroom and buy a slab to haul home.
But you can visit our showroom at any time and start browsing through our slabs. If you work with a contractor, they can help you finalize your selections. If you don’t currently have a fabricator in place, we can make recommendations for you once you have your ideas in mind.
3. Our Warehouse
When you visit our warehouse, you’ll notice we’re not your average big box store. There are a couple of things you should be aware of before you head over for a visit.
We are a wholesaler, which means we finalize sales with fabricators and contractors only. But you can come in and browse and even make your final selection. We gladly work with homeowners wanting to remodel their Bend, Oregon, homes. Just connect us with your contractor or fabricator, and we’ll ensure you get the slab you choose.
Also, we are an active warehouse. And granite countertop slabs are big and bulky. There’s a lot of movement going on at any point during the day. You should be cautious as you’re moving around and walking throughout our facility.
4. Our Team
When you walk into our warehouse here in Bend, Oregon, we know you might get a little overwhelmed. Step through the door and the selections seem to go on for miles. Row after row of granite and more. You’ll see different hues and a wide variety of choices.
Not only that, every piece of granite is in slab form. You’ll find rows of rectangular slabs sorted by color and style. How will you ever be able to picture these slabs in your kitchen or bathroom? How will you be able to imagine how it will look as a finalized countertop?
That’s where our team excels. Our team is specially trained to provide guidance and help you make your final selection. We understand how difficult visualization can be, especially if you aren’t the type of person to whom this process comes easily.
That’s why you’re going to love our idea center. You can start the process online—we have a wide variety of photos and videos to help you begin the planning process. Just remember that nothing beats the real thing. When you come in and start seeing things in person, a lot of your ideas will begin to make more sense.
As you click around in our online idea center, grab a pen and some paper and take notes. Write down what you like and don’t like about the different projects you look at. These initial ideas will help our team direct you to the perfect place to start once you enter our warehouse to make your final selection.
5. Our Policies
We know selecting a slab for your granite countertops is a big decision. After all, you’ll live with your choice in your Bend, Oregon, home for years. You don’t want to regret your decision from the moment it’s installed.
That’s why we have a hold policy.
When you come in and make a selection, we’ll hold your choice for seven days. This gives you enough time to think about your selection and work with your contractor or fabricator to finalize your decision. Just have your contractor give us a call within those seven days to complete your transaction. If we don’t hear from you, or we can’t connect to finalize the purchase, your choice will be released back into inventory.
If you come in with your fabricator, we’re willing to hold your selection for 14 days while you think about your choice. We will hold any granite slab for 45 days with a signed contract. But keep in mind that the contractor must take possession within that time frame or the hold is subject to release.
As with every step of your remodeling process, communication is critical. If you have a question or a problem, reach out and let us know. We want to make sure your remodeling process is enjoyable, not stressful. And we’re willing to help in any way we can.
So what’s your remodeling dream? How do you see your granite countertops coming to life in your Bend, Oregon, home? We can help. Stop by and see our granite selection today.