What Are Some Of The Advantages Of Absolute Black Granite Thresholds?
If you’re looking for something bold and dynamic to accent your next build or interior design project, then consider Absolute Black Granite Thresholds from Stonexchange. Our warehouse carries a large supply, and you’ll be dealing directly with the manufacturer.
Absolute Black Granite is a luxury stone that makes a statement when strategically installed in a build. It pairs well with stark white and adheres to the trend toward neutrality in interior decor. Due to its wide availability, added to the fact that many builders and designers don’t know how to use it, you can obtain this material without the luxury price tag. The durability of granite makes it especially appealing for use in high-traffic commercial settings and as an exterior feature.
Selecting The Right Bevel
The first thing you should consider when choosing any threshold is the purpose. Is it meant to be a water barrier or a transition piece? Will it be placed in a home or at the entry way to a commercial building? All of our Absolute Black Granite Thresholds have a polished finish, but different cuts can make all the difference when answering those questions.
Fortunately, end-users of either type have a tendency to appreciate black granite threshold installations. There’s a number of reasons for this. For one thing, they come in all of the same metrics you’d expect when dealing with marble threshold sizes. That allows them to serve as a drop-in replacement for any marble piece in spite of the fact that they aren’t literally made from marble.
On top of this, Absolute Black Granite is a remarkably versatile material. Stonecutters have made everything from soap shelves to tiles from it, which should illustrate just how attractive this particular material is to designers. End-users have given a great deal of positive feedback to those who install an Absolute Black Granite threshold or windowsill regardless of whether they’re designating a property for commercial or residential use.
Just consider the following cuts when installing a piece, and you should do fine.
Single Hollywood Bevel Window Sills
Our thresholds with a single bevel finish feature a gently sloping 1 3/8-inch bevel on one long side. This is the type of threshold that makes an excellent shower curb or accent piece for a hearth or other area where one side is flush with a wall or other barrier.
Single bevel thresholds are available in 2- or 4-inch widths, with total dimensions of 2″x36″x3/8″ and 4″x36″x5/8″ respectively. The 2-inch thresholds are available in units of 100 – 200 per crate; the 4-inch widths come 50 to a crate.
Standard Double Bevel Window Sills
This selection is the standard size for most builds, and it is used primarily in transitional spaces. They’re the best-selling cut for residential and commercial builds alike. Our double bevel thresholds are available in widths of 2, 4, 5, or 6 inches, with a 1/4-inch bevel on each of the long sides. The variety in widths makes these the most versatile for alternative uses such as wall caps, floor trim, and wall borders. The 4-inch design is the one most commonly used in restaurant and hospitality construction or renovation. Total dimensions for these thresholds are: 2″x36″x3/8″, 4″x36″x5/8″, 5″x36″x5/8″, and 6″x36″x5/8″. All thresholds arrive in crates of 50 pieces. The 2-inch size comes in 100 or 200 to a box.
That should be more than enough for redoing even a fairly large building complex, but contractors who plan on reconstructing a number of properties at a time are welcome to order in bulk. Considering the positive reviews of this material from end-users, it’s become rather popular.
Hollywood Bevel Window Sills
The Hollywood bevel is a double bevel threshold that meets the specifications for ADA compliance. They feature a larger, more graduated bevel on both long sides that is ramp-like for easier access. The bevel measures 1 3/8 inches and is a good option for commercial spaces that need wheelchair accessibility. Our bevels are cut in 4” or 6” widths with total dimensions of 4″x36″x5/8″ or 6″x36″x5/8″. Both sizes come in units of 50 per crate.
Anyone designing residential properties may have to ensure ADA compliance as well, but even if you don’t you’ll probably want to consider these. Property owners have commented before on how they appreciate the added accessibility and how much easier these sorts of thresholds can make it to get from one room to another. This has proven especially true of those who have opted for larger entryways.
That calls the issue of measurement into question, however.
How To Measure And Select A Threshold
All of our thresholds are manufactured in our overseas facility to a standard thickness of 3/8 of an inch, with beveled edges reducing the thickness to 3/8 of an inch. Since the raised part of the thresholds rises to only 1/4″ above the flooring, regardless of the bevel, most of our stock thresholds will meet with ADA compliance.
However, many current deign specifications call for stone or marble thresholds with a 3/4″ thickness. Rather than waiting for an additional 8 – 10 weeks for us to create a special order at our factory, you can still fulfill that requirement by raising the mortar bed without affecting the aesthetics or function.
Secure Shipping And Delivery From Stonexchange
We ship all of our stock securely via standard shipping with a common carrier. We offer low, pre-negotiated pallet shipping rates for all of the states in our service area. Because natural stone thresholds and window sills are fragile, they’re packed in wooden pallets to ensure safe delivery. However, there may still be breakage of up to 10 percent of the total shipment, so keep that in mind when ordering stock for your project or facility. Then again, this is a very small amount in the grand scheme of things.
All wholesale rates are available to retail tile stores, home improvement stores, building supply stores, and contractors anywhere in the country. All other customers will be directed to a retail outlet in their area. All you have to do is contact us for that information. The minimum order is one full crate; orders over 10,000 pieces per month or more may face a delay of up to two months.
Take a moment to think about how long the delay would be if you were to place this kind of order from a consumer-grade hardware supplier. Compared to that, this figure actually represents substantial savings in time.
How To Order Thresholds From Stonexchange
No matter the project or specifications, you can find all of the Absolute Black Granite thresholds you need right at the Stonexchange distribution center. Our 18,000 square feet of space houses more than 50,000 high-quality pieces at any given time.
You can contact us to learn more or place an order, and local contractors can stop by our store to speak to an associate in person. We’ll get back to you the same day if you get your online request form in to us by 4pm EST. Our business hours are Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm at the showroom, and our warehouse is open Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 4:30pm. Call today!