As such a versatile material, there are a wide variety of projects an individual could have in mind when they consider installing marble in their home. Whether a client wants to install a luxury countertop in their kitchen or revitalize their bathroom, today’s savvy consumers’ research their potential design and contractor professionals.  Your online and word of mouth reputation can make the difference between landing a project and losing out to a competitor.    That is why it is so important to partner with qualified and professional vendors.   Your project and ultimately your client’s satisfaction may come down to who and where you source your products and services.  This is especially true when sourcing natural stone.  As an interior designer or contractor, you may want to be selective with whom you choose as your stone supplier.  Remember, this is where your clients will make what is often times the most significant product selection for their project.  After all, think of the disappointment your client would feel if their buying experience is difficult or worse, their chosen marble selection is not to their satisfaction.  Now imagine your disappointment when they take their frustration out on you and online!

To avoid this, it’s essential that you research a company before you entrust them with the task of providing you with high quality, timeless marble for your clients and their home improvement projects. In order to make sure the end result will impress your clientele, you’ll want to ensure that the supplier you choose to work with fulfills all of the essential criteria. Here are the factors that you will want to consider before committing to purchase your marble stone from a particular supplier:

Range of Products

With the inherent versatility of natural stone marble, your clients might be looking to complete any number of projects with it. Whether they are aiming for a beautiful new countertop, a stunning floor, or an impressive and luxurious wall for their shower, you will want to demonstrate that you are the right professional for the job. This means, however, that you need to source a vast selection of marble readily available to meet any project requirement. To accomplish this, you must carefully examine the market to make sure you choose a company that is able to cater to whatever needs and specifications you may have to fulfill. If you find a company with a wide range of product that provides you with everything you need, then this is a good sign they are well established.

Company Knowledge

The extent of knowledge that marble slab suppliers have regarding what they sell will often indicate their level of competency and expertise. It is a good idea to discuss with any potential supplier about the products they offer to get an idea of their experience and proficiency with marble and all other natural stones.  If you do not feel confident in their level of knowledge, then you should consider this to be a major red flag.

Customer Service

The supplier that you choose should work easily with you to confirm your order as per your specifications.  You want to be able to communicate with them and feel confident that they will do all that they can to exceed your expectation and should a problem arise, resolve any situations as quickly as possible. When talking to a supplier or when researching them, ask yourself, “Is this a supplier that would treat their clients the same way I treat my clients?” If your answer is no, then they may not be the supplier for you.

Quality

Any natural stone supplier that you are working with should take quality seriously. After all, you can be confident your clients are going to be serious about the quality of the products they are looking for, so you need to be up for the challenge. The natural stone supplier you work with should have a quality control inspection process in place for all the products they offer, and hold themselves and their materials to high standards.

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As a design professional and contractor, a good supplier can make or break your project’s success. You’ll want to make sure you are offering your clients a quality product that you have confidence in, so don’t rush the decision. You might even want to look at different stone suppliers and compare them against these criteria to find the best supplier for you. For interior designers and contractors looking for all of these qualities in a marble provider, look no further than Marble of the World. Contact us today with any questions you may have regarding the stones we offer and our extensive inventory. We look forward to hearing from you!