Monthly Archives: December 2014

Importing granite for Granite Countertops is harder than it would appear from the abundance of local Colorado suppliers

Contractors Should Be Able to Trust That Their Granite Supplier Will Be There When Needed

Denver, Colorado – December 11, 2014 –With granite supply companies popping up all over Denver, it would seem that starting a granite import or granite countertop business would be an easy endeavor, and any company who does it is established and stands behind their products. However, Colorado-based Granite Imports wants to share their knowledge on what it takes to be a stable granite importerfor thegranite countertopindustry so homeowners and contractors can decide for themselves which company they can rely on to not only be here tomorrow, but a few years down the road too.

It takes an in-depth knowledge of granite, and an investment in getting to know the best granite quarries and owners that could be in remote areas of the world, then building the relationship to be able to hand select granite slabs based on their size, consistent color and hardness, and their rarity that influences the availability and stability of one’s granite supply.Coupled with the expensive nature of granite extraction, fabrication, and shipping makes it a tough business in which to succeed, and the experts at Granite Imports emphasize the importance of paying this huge investment in order to run a stable granite import business.

Many start up granite suppliers try to bypass the relationship with quarries that can take years to build by sourcing their granite supply completely through independent stone brokers. While this works to providequickinventory, the stone brokers provide the best material to the more established importers first and lessor quality slabs to anyone else who can afford the rest.

Homeowners, kitchen designers and builders should be aware of these factors because, unless they are willing to take a gamble on a smaller importer, or a company that is selling granite on top of other building materials, such as wood; the risk is just too great that the “wholesaler” will be able to stand behind the materials they sell even a day after the initial sale to the homeowner or fabricator. So what seems like a good deal on granite in the short-term may not be if something goes wrong with the granite countertop after installation.

With over ten years of experience in theindustry, the experts at Granite Imports have invested heavily in their network; and know what it takes to be successful in the granite countertop industry. And most importantly, they can provide the sourcing stability today as well as in the future.For anyone interested in a reliable granite source,give Granite Imports a call at 303.733.1444303.733.1444.

About Granite Imports

For over ten years, Colorado-based company Granite Imports has been importing and distributing top-quality granite slabs to the Western US for use in granite countertops. Their years of experience working with both customers and fabricators gives them a wealth of knowledge in the industry. For more information, please visit http://www.graniteimports.net/.

Keep Your Granite Countertops in Shape With These Tips

Despite the common misperception held by homeowners that granite countertops are difficult to maintain, they are actually quite simple to care for. In the past granite required a bit more care and maintenance, but with the new granite sealers that have come on the market in the last few years countertops can be kept in shape by following a few simple guidelines. Continue reading