UPDATED: Guide To Buying From A Stone Wholesaler

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When it comes to buying natural stone slabs for an upcoming project, purchasing your natural stone from a wholesaler offers many great advantages. Stone suppliers offer a variety of products and services, and they can answer all of your natural stone questions. All of this is useful when trying to find the perfect natural stone slab for your project. 

At Firenze International, we have over 100 years of experience working in the natural stone industry. As one of the leading stone wholesalers in the Midwest, our team has helped many businesses gain the quality stone slabs they need to carry out their customer projects. We want to help ensure this process is as smooth and easy as possible, so below we have provided a guide to buying stone from stone wholesalers

Request references and examples of other work

You should always ask your stone supplier if you can see examples of their stone in projects that have already been completed, as well as ask for references. Usually, a stone wholesaler will go ahead and do this without you having to ask. However, if they don’t, all you have to do is ask!

Where they get their products

Another question to ask is where they get their products. Ask your stone wholesaler where in the world their stone comes from. A distinct quality of natural stone will widely depend on the region from which it is originally sourced. Different types of stone come from different parts of the world. For example, a majority of our natural stone inventory at Firenze International comes from countries such as Brazil, Italy and India, where a majority of granite, marble and other materials are mined. Knowing where your stone is from will help ensure that you are receiving quality products!

Ask about finishing and edging

Lastly, you should ask your stone wholesaler if they are able to provide different stone finishes, edging or any other additional options on top of their stone slabs. If you go into your stone supplier, you’ll obviously be able to choose a specific slab you like. However, it’s important to consider if they offer other features that are listed above or if you would have to hire another contractor to perform that work!

Benefits of buying from a stone wholesaler

Buying stone directly from a wholesaler serves many benefits! Below are some of the benefits of buying from a stone supplier!

  • Upfront pricing

  • Have the choice of choosing an installation company

  • More affordable

  • A variety of quality selection

When it comes to natural stone slabs, buying from stone wholesalers is easy and efficient to get the quality stone you are looking for. Use this guide the next time you choose to purchase stone slabs through a natural stone wholesaler!


At Firenze International, our team is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality products and services. If you have any questions regarding our natural stone services, do not hesitate to give us a call today! Our team members are happy to help answer any questions you may have!

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