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3 Questions To Ask When Finding Natural Stone Suppliers

Jonathan Valencia | September 2, 2022

Are you planning to outfit your kitchen, patio, or swimming pool? Natural stone is one of the best materials for such construction projects. With natural stones, you get to choose the most suitable color and characteristics for your project among many beautiful natural stones.

As beneficial as natural stones are, it’s essential that you diligently study natural stone suppliers to get high-quality stones. If you get low-quality stones, they will likely not offer you the durability and vibrancy of the high-quality ones. In this article, you will discover the questions you should ask when finding the best supplier.

Where Do You Get Your Stone?

Asking this question is essential because different geographical locations offer varying levels of quality of natural stone. For example, the Crema Nova, a limestone from Spain, can’t be replicated by any other natural stone. Thus, it would help if you asked the supplier for the source of the natural stone.

When it comes to sourcing natural stone, there may be significant variations within the same quarry. Asks your supplier questions to ensure that the quarry can produce enough of the same stone from the same area to limit this natural variability. Some suppliers go further and grade their stone or select for certain visual properties (i.e., Pennsylvania Flagstone: Full Color vs. Select Blue). If you ask a quality supplier, they will be able to address your concerns.

Do You Have Access to a Large Product Collection?

Getting a natural stone supplier with an extensive product collection means that they have many stones in their storage, allowing you to test out various stone landscaping combinations. If your natural supplier can satisfy the large collection requirement and give you all you want, you don’t have to bother with going to multiple suppliers to buy desired natural stones.

Also, having access to an extensive collection means that even if the supplier doesn’t have the stones at hand, they can easily source them. The most efficient supplier will have the stones get to them within a few days, so make sure to confirm this. It’s vital that you clarify this question because a lack of materials means that your planned construction project will have hiccups.

How Much Support Do You Give Your Customers?

Clarifying the response to this question is vital for understanding if a supplier cares about its customers or only about the money. A supplier that can’t answer the question or can only provide vague replies shouldn’t be regarded as a reputable natural stone supplier. If they are also interested in only supporting you in the event of damage, it may also mean that they are only after the service charges you will pay for the damage.

However, when the natural stone supplier answers you positively, you can be confident that they are concerned about their customers. Besides other customer-supportive services, a customer-centric natural stone supplier will offer quick delivery of your stones because they understand the impact of speed in construction projects.

Find the Natural Stone You Need at Ernest Maier

If you are looking for a great natural stone supplier, Ernest Maier is the right place for you. With our extensive carefully sourced natural stone products, you can find any natural stone you desire for your exquisite designs. After your purchase, you can be assured that we will deliver the stones swiftly and teach you about them. Kindly reach out to us, and we will contact you with a customized reply swiftly.

VP of Stone DivisionJonathan Valencia

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