A Buyer’s Guide on Purchasing Wholesale Window Sills

Interior designs that include the use of natural stone are becoming more popular thanks to the affordable pricing on bulk orders of granite, marble, and travertine. However, finding the highest quality stone materials can be difficult. Many retailers offer a small variety of transition thresholds to match the style and color of window sills and floor tiles, but unless these different products are manufactured from stone taken from the same geologic formations, installers and their materials supplier are taking a huge risk. Stonexchange is a direct importer and distributor of carpet-to-tile transition thresholds. We own and operate our own manufacturing center overseas, and we guarantee the finest quality products at the lowest possible price. Located in Miami, Stonexchange offers building contractors, flooring product retailers, and home improvement outlet stores the best deal on full-crate orders of natural stone. Transition Thresholds Are a Specialty Product Floor saddles provide a safe transition between two different surfaces, specifically carpet and tile. Usually placed in a doorway, a transition threshold is meant to act as a moisture barrier as well as an eye-catching room accent. Designers often put an emphasis on horizontal and vertical lines, meaning that window sills and window frames, baseboard, and thresholds will stand out and highlight the overall appearance of the room. The use of natural stone for these accents is popular here in the Miami area. Both granite and marble are prized for their beauty as well as their functionality and long-lasting value. The trick is to procure the highest quality product at wholesale prices. Stonexchange offers a cost-affordable alternative to buying retail. Our products: • Are manufactured from the finest quality natural stone • Perfectly match or replace the popular industrial name granite and marble styles • Are conveniently shipped in full-crate or full-pallet loads • Can be delivered from our warehouse to any business address in Miami, usually within 48 hours Natural stone thresholds are manufactured from granite, marble, travertine, or engineered veneer. These products must be expertly crafted, with perfectly straight ends, parallel sides, and gently rounded bevels. Their thickness must compensate for plush carpets while at the same time not resulting in a tripping hazard for pedestrian traffic. Stonexchange is the reliable source for premium quality transition thresholds made from natural stone. We operate on a bulk order principle, meaning that our clients are usually construction companies and area merchants specializing in building materials for large-scale development or renovation projects. Our products are available in the most popular color shades, guaranteed to match the instructions specified in building or design plans. We maintain a large inventory of product at our Miami-area warehouse and distribution center. We can fill an order for dozens or even hundreds of beautifully crafted transition thresholds and have the shipment on its way to the client in one or two business days. A subcontractor charged with the job of placing numerous thresholds - usually three or four different styles - in a large resort development, hotel renovation, or condominium complex will find that Stonexchange offers the best price on bulk orders of this product. Whether it be standard double-bevel floor saddles or the popular single or double Hollywood style, we have the right product at truly wholesale prices. Take a moment to check out our outstanding product line, and decide for yourself if Stonexchange is the natural stone distributor you've been looking for. Absolute Black Granite Thresholds Our Absolute Black Granite transition thresholds are finely polished and are available in both single-and double-bevel styles. They are virtually spot-free and are recommended for projects calling for the use of Galaxy or other dark-tone granite. These natural stone floor saddles are manufactured in a standard 36-inch length and are sold in crates of 50, 100, or 200 pieces depending on style and width. Customers can order Absolute Black Granite thresholds in standard double-bevel, single Hollywood, or double Hollywood style. These beautiful saddles come in a variety of widths ranging from 2-6 inches. Black granite thresholds look their best when used as a transition between neutral or light shades of carpet and tile. Crema Sahara Marfil Thresholds This natural marble stone is cream/beige in color and easily replaces thresholds specified as Botticcino or Bursa Beige. A medium shade transition saddle looks its best when there is matching neutral or medium shade carpeting or tile. Our Crema Sahara Marfil floor thresholds are expertly polished and are delivered ready for immediate installation. Crema Sahara Marfil marble thresholds come in a standard 36-inch length, are available in standard double-bevel, single Hollywood, and double Hollywood bevel. The pieces can be ordered in widths of up to 6 inches. We offer this fine product in full crates containing 100 individual pieces. Nuevo White Carrara Thresholds Our stock of Nuevo White Carrara marble thresholds are available in all three of the styles mentioned above. These are among our most popular marble products, especially for construction projects here in the Miami area. Nuevo White Carrara is extremely light in color with a moderate amount of dark streaking. This style is a perfect replacement for Alabama, Cherokee, Georgia, or Vermont marble. Nuevo White Carrara thresholds are available from Stonexchange in a variety of widths ranging from 2-6 inches. The standard length is 36 inches, and the product is packed in crates containing 100 individual pieces. Our double Hollywood bevel Nuevo White Carrara transition saddles are often chosen as the product used for hotels, hospitals, resort complexes and commercial buildings because they work extremely well in areas of high pedestrian traffic. Threshold Products from Stonexchange We also carry standard double-bevel thresholds made from travertine. These pieces are chosen from the highest grade limestone deposits, have been expertly honed and filled, and are made available in various widths and styles. Our travertine thresholds are medium shade and will match any light noche or beige travertine tiles, window sills, or wall coverings. Our engineered white stone thresholds are the product of choice among builders needing an extremely light-shaded, very bright white stone product for high-end projects. This marvelously fabricated stone is a combination of glass and specialty resins, has no spotting or streaking, and is available in standard 36-inch lengths. Engineered White Thazoz stone from Stonexchange is delivered in full-crate or full-pallet quantities, with a minimum order requirement of between 50-200 pieces depending on style. Special Orders for Our Commercial Clients Stonexchange advertises standard length and width thresholds because these are the most popular and most sought-after sizes in the building industry. However, we are aware that many projects, especially those involving the installation of transition saddles in business properties, call for the use of irregular widths and lengths. We therefore offer custom-sized thresholds that our manufacturing facility produces on-demand. Stonexchange does not keep a regular inventory of these odd-size pieces, but we will fill such order requests promptly. A lead time of up to 60 days can be expected for non-standard size thresholds, but our company does not charge a service fee or inflated per-piece cost to our customers. Remember, our products are manufactured specifically for distribution by Stonexchange, and we are therefore in a position to offer our customers the same low wholesale price on custom-fabricated natural stone products. All of our standard and non-standard size thresholds meet ADA requirements for pedestrian safety. When properly installed on a suitable substrate material, the bevels will be gentle and the top surface of the saddle will not rest unusually high above the level of the carpet or tile. Non-standard size thresholds can be ordered with longer Hollywood style bevels, lengths exceeding 36 inches, and widths exceeding the standard 6-inch. Rapid Order Processing and Delivery Our customers include independent installers and larger construction companies. Thresholds are often specified as granite or marble in the building instructions, but the actual style and color shade is often left up to the property owner. This means that although the contractor puts in an initial bid well ahead of construction and interior design, product must be available in the various styles advertised by the developer. It is a relief to our clients that our products are available 365 days a year and that our Miami-based distribution center is conveniently located for delivery to sites all across the southern part of Florida. We use reliable courier or freight companies that are chosen for their expertise in delivering fragile stone products. We give our customers an immediate price quote, process the order, and deliver the crates or pallets directly to retail stores, construction job sites, or commercial storage facilities. Save Money on Bulk Orders Stonexchange is a true wholesale operation. We do not purchase our product from brokers or outside manufacturers. Our products come to you directly from quarries and fabrication centers owned or partly owned by us. We can guarantee the lowest possible price on bulk orders of carpet-to-tile transition thresholds, and our product quality is second to none. Contact us today and get all the details on our manufacturing process, warehouse inventory, and regional delivery of our natural stone products. Remember, Stonexchange is in business to offer commercial clients the absolute best deal on the world's most popular styles of granite, marble, and travertine. Start saving money by getting your natural stone thresholds directly from the manufacturer.
A Buyer’s Guide on Purchasing Wholesale Windowsills

For some builders, contractors, and designers, purchasing marble window sills is as about as common as buying a loaf of bread at their local grocery store. But these shoppers weren’t always savvy marble windowsill shoppers. Buying marble window sills isn’t cheap. It is an expense that you will most likely see a return on investment if the materials are purchased at the right price among other factors.

Much thought must be considered when shopping around for marble window sills. It can be said that if buyers don’t do their due diligence and find the right deals, they may in fact, lose money. That is why we at Stonexchange want to provide you with some useful tips to use when purchasing windows at a wholesale price.

 1. Do Your Research. Know your product.

It is imperative that you shop around to find the right wholesale distributors to fit your needs. It is equally important that you educate yourself on the material in which you are shopping for. When looking for your window sills, make sure that you are pricing the right size window sills with one another.

Because windows come in many different sizes, and even shapes, likewise, window sills must also adhere to that size. The standard length of most window sills that most distributors are expected to keep in stock are 74″, 56″ and 36″, with a thickness of 5/8″.

Stonexchange is more than happy to fill a custom order, manufacturing window sills as thick as 3/4″ provided that we are given enough lead-time in addition to placing a minimum quantity order.

2. Not All Wholesale Distributors Sell at a Wholesale Price.

Just because a business says that they are wholesale, doesn’t mean that they are! The suggestion for this is actually just as easy as shopping for a loaf of bread. As we grocery shop for that preferred jar of peanut butter to go with that perfect slice of bread, we are comparing which brand costs less. Additionally, we may be comparing the quality of the product that we’re buying with the better price. The same concept applies to buying marble tile—just don’t eat it!

No one really wants to spend all of their money that they’ve worked so hard for! At the very least, we want to get the best quality at the least amount of money—the whole reason we’re shopping wholesale anyway! It can be said that most of us have experienced purchasing a product at a cheap price, receiving a low-quality product in return. Likewise, we’ve all probably over-paid for something as well. So, for the sake of your own pocketbook, make sure that you are actually buying a quality product at a reasonable rate and do your homework by comparing the prices in the market is the way to go.

3. Marble Has a Unique Design Pattern. Every cut is different.

When it comes to purchasing marble window sills, what you see is what you get…and more! Marble is an organic substance that is formed in the earth through a metamorphic process that fuses sedimentary rocks, mainly limestone and dolomite rock, by an immense amount of heat and pressure from within that cause the rocks to melt together crystalizing or rearranging it into the substance we know as marble.Think of melting three different colors of crayons together in a pot and gently swirling those colors, then cooling the heated substance back to room temperature. If you were to break that solid piece of fused crayon in half, although you would have the same color of wax, you would also have two different styles of wax with a different swirl patterns.So it is best not to fall in love with a specific pattern of the marble windowsill but rather the depth of the vein pattern and the hues of color.

4. Make Sure Your Window sills Meet ADA Compliance

Most people may want to cut corners because they “know a guy”. That may not be a good idea because the window sill that you are installing must be legal.

Whatever project you need to buy a marble windowsill for, it is highly recommended that meets the American Disabilities Act (ADA). By law, any new or altered construction must meet specific requirements to accommodate people with physical challenges or disabilities.

For the sake of resell value alone, when purchasing a rich product like marble window sills, it is important to make sure that wholesale product meets ADA compliances. If not, then when reselling your property, the inspector may insist that you re-install your window sills to meet those requirements that would in turn, cost more money—something you may have been trying to avoid to begin with!

5. Ask the Distributor about the Least Popular Stones Sold

Once you have found the right wholesaler and are confident that their product, no matter the style or pattern, is top quality, it might behoove you to ask your distributor about the least popular stones sold. Chances are, the distributor is overstocked and may want to sell them at an even lower wholesale price. If you already have a particular color hue in mind, so what? It doesn’t hurt to ask. You never know, you may find something that better complements the space you are trying to design. You might even be able to save a few extra dollars in the process. Now that’s a bargain!

6. Be sure to factor in the shipping and handling in your budget

Finding a great deal always calls for a pat on the back. Congratulations! Then, there’s the shipping and handling costs that give you a new respect for the United States Postal Service and express mail carriers. That additional cost always seems to be just enough to bump those last two digits into another dollar amount. Suddenly, you are explaining to your peers about the great deal you got on marble window sills but had to pay an extra ‘x’ amount of dollars because of the shipping and handling.

That is because most people don’t usually take into account the additional cost of shipping and handling—not to mention taxes when composing a budget. So it is suggested to take all of your expenses in to account when shopping for your new marble window sills.

Making sure that you have enough knowledge about marble window sills before shopping for them at wholesale prices can save a lot of time and money. It is also helpful to talk with someone who is knowledgeable in the product.

Do you have any questions? The staff at Stonexchange is available to answer any questions you may have Monday – Friday from 9am – 5pm at (305) 731-2400 or online. Start shopping for your marble window sills by researching Stonexchange’s online catalog here.