Continuing to carve your design dreams in stone with careful project planning
Right, so you’ve chosen a stone supplier who listens to your needs, is a proven stone specialist and who’ll work with you throughout the entire process to carve your design dreams in stone. Great. You’re ready for the essential project planning tips number three and four:
3. Samples, samples, samples
Let’s face it, we all love the web: you can conveniently buy anything with the click of your mouse. But when it comes to choosing stone, selecting it from a website alone is too risky. You need to get up close and personal with the stone before you make your decision. So, your stone supplier needs to provide a realistic number of samples so you can see the stone in different lights, see the real colour (remember, it’s a natural product so there will be some variation), feel the texture and know, at a glance, if it’s really what you’re looking for.
4. Looking at the past before looking to the future
You can’t beat stone in situ. But sometimes, that’s not always convenient or practical . So, after viewing samples, the next best thing to seeing a project for yourself is to look at photos of as many past projects as possible. You can look at the stone in the same application as yours, or used in different ways. It’s never a quick decision. And it shouldn’t be. It’s meant to last a lifetime. So choose a stone supplier who has many different examples to show you. Hint: The larger their database of outstanding results, the greater their expertise.
What are you waiting for? Seek out a specialist today
There’s no denying that choosing natural stone for your next dream home or standout commercial project is exciting. But it’s not something to be taken lightly. It’s not easy. And it can be confusing when you’re confronted with so many options. So without question, seek help from proven stone specialists whose past stone projects speak for themselves. It’ll make your life easier and you’ll enjoy a much better result.
For more information, call Rhodes Architectural Stone. We’re proven stone specialists and we’ll make a real difference to your next high-end residential or commercial project. Talk to our specialists today.
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