Granite is a great choice for countertops, floors, and other aspects of homes and business locations. This type of rock is sophisticated and timeless. Plus, its hard surface and porosity make it a great option for bathrooms and kitchens. You can be confident that nothing is seeping into your countertop with a granite surface. Granite is also able to withstand heat and scratches very well, and it’s also extremely durable. But how are you supposed to know what to look for when buying wholesale granite?
EleMar Oregon can provide many granite options, as well as information about the stone and what would work best for your project. We even have an EleMar app where you can learn more about our stone right from your phone. With the help of fabricators and our knowledgeable staff, you’ll have the granite you’ve been searching for in no time. Here are a few things you should look for when you’re ready to buy wholesale granite.
Choose a Granite Warehouse That Has Good Lighting
When you visit a warehouse for your wholesale granite, you want to be able to envision the granite’s exact location in your home. Without the proper lighting, you may see one color in the warehouse and then another when it’s installed in your house. Granite can vary so much from one slab to another. Being able to see the natural variations that occur in granite slabs with good lighting is of utmost importance. Discovering your countertops aren’t the granite you had in mind is a problem that can easily be avoided with the right warehouse lighting.
EleMar Oregon’s warehouses are lit with a combination of artificial and natural light. This gives you the most realistic idea of what the stone looks like. And if you require more lighting than we already offer, we can accommodate that by providing additional lighting. We want to make sure the product you’re seeing is exactly the product you’re purchasing. The natural light of our warehouses has been proven to do the trick.
Look for a Large Variety When Shopping Wholesale
Often, when you buy granite from a retailer, you’re only looking at a sample—not the full slab. But with a wholesale granite warehouse, you can see the whole slab and envision exactly what type of edging you’ll want so it looks perfect in your location.
Because of its durability, the granite you choose will be in your home or business for as long as you are. You want your choice to fit you perfectly and to be a staple that you won’t tire of. Granite isn’t a one-size-fits-all stone, and it can vary in color from green to black and even to blue. That’s why it’s so important to look at many different granite options at a wholesale warehouse before choosing. Variety is imperative in this decision-making process. You don’t want to be picking from just a few different kinds of granite when it comes to something that will last for decades.
There’s a good chance that a slab of granite exists that’s exactly what you’re looking for. So you don’t want to find out later that a better option than the one you bought exists but wasn’t available at the warehouse or retailer you visited. Each slab will be slightly different than the others, so going in-person to visit the granite warehouse is helpful. So is making sure the warehouse you choose has a large inventory.
We pride ourselves on our large inventory at EleMar Oregon. Our diverse selection of granite slabs is quarried from around the world, and we choose only the best to include in our warehouse. If you’re in the Pacific Northwest, come see our wide selection for yourself at one of our three Oregon locations.
Work with a Professional Fabricator
When you’re looking to buy wholesale granite, you’ll need to hire a fabricator. A granite or stone fabricator is the person who will take the slab you’ve chosen from the warehouse and shape and polish it so that it’s ready to be installed at your location. The fabricator will also install your granite. Wholesale warehouses like EleMar sell directly to your fabricator.
Though EleMar Oregon doesn’t have an in-house fabricator, we can recommend professional fabricators in the area. Even though EleMar sells directly to fabricators, homeowners are encouraged to visit the warehouse to look at our slab selection.
When you’re thinking about buying wholesale granite for your home, you can either choose your fabricator or your stone first. Having a fabricator beforehand can be helpful if you want to discuss details, get initial drawings for your countertop, or get quotes for the job and recommendations on what stone will work best. But if you’re still in the beginning stages of deciding if wholesale granite is right for you, taking a trip to one of EleMar Oregon’s warehouses will give you some good ideas and help you to know what kind of granite catches your eye.
Choosing the fabricator of your choosing can actually give you the opportunity to shop around and find the best pricing and fit for your project. You may want to find a fabricator who specializes in the edging or style you’re most interested in. Once you have the fabricator of your choice, you’ll be well on your way to buying your wholesale granite.
With the help of EleMar Oregon, buying wholesale granite can be an easy process. So long as you know what to look for, your next renovation with granite will give a sleek look to your home or business for years to come. Visit one of our three locations to start your process. And if you can’t get to one of our locations as soon as you’d like, you can download our new app. Search “elemaroregon” in your app store and easily access our warehouse locations and natural stone selections from the comfort of your home.