After installing stone for more than 15,000 jobs in homes, businesses, and even a Major League Soccer stadium and training facility (Go, Sporting Kansas City!), we’ve come to… understand what helps when selecting stone for your own home or business. Our giant on-site warehouse (the Slabratory) has a fantastic variety of stones that you can pick from. A great way to streamline the selection and design process is to do a little preparation beforehand.
Read on for our tips on how to prepare for a showroom visit:
Whether you are building a home or doing a little remodeling, make sure to bring any and all measurements of the areas of focus for your project. Having a rough sketch with dimensions allows us to offer the best advice and prepare a more accurate quote. For the best results, measure any countertop length from wall to wall, and don’t forget to measure the depth too.
If you need help putting together measurements, you can use our Kitchen or Bathroom template. With the template, you will have space to draw a diagram of the countertop space. Make sure to include the spaces for sinks, cooktops, bar sinks, bar tops, islands, peninsulas, and more. If possible, it is also helpful to indicate where there are walls in the space. Sound overwhelming? Do your best, and take advantage of our next tip… Take pictures!
2. Pictures of Your Current Space
We’re professionals and can get a lot of information from a simple cell phone quality video and pictures. Your pictures will help us understand the current layout from the measurements that you collect. Plus, snapping a few photos of the project area will be helpful in properly directing you to the right stone for your room’s aesthetics and needs.
Bring any pictures you have collected that inspired you as you dreamed about and designed your project. Many visitors come to us with visuals discovered online, in magazines, or photographed. Websites like houzz.com and Pinterest are great places to find ideas. If you need a bit of extra inspiration, Rocktops has a Pinterest board that we keep updated with fresh designs, and we also keep a gallery on our website.
4. Paint & Material Samples
Bringing samples of any materials being used in the same project room helps you envision the stone in that space and choose the perfect stone to complement it. This not only includes paint samples for the walls or cabinets, but also any other materials like cabinet finishes, fabrics, and flooring samples.
Other Tips for Your Showroom Visit
We keep a giant stock of stone on-site for you to choose from. Come… see the stone… touch the stone… experience it in person!
We’re here to guide you in your decisions, whether you’re ready to learn from us in-person at our showroom or still want to do more research on our website. Read on! We have some of our most popular articles listed below as a resource for you.
- Countertops 101: Where to Start
- Granite vs Quartz: Which is Best for You?
- The Quality of Quartzite
- Rock Your Outdoor Space
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