May 25th, 2020
Beaver Tile & Stone is an importer and distributor of ceramic, porcelain, and natural stone tile such as marble, limestone, granite, and slate. We market these products through professional tile installers, new construct home builders, remodelers, and retail locations, but all our showrooms are also open to the public. Our showrooms also provide a comfortable and friendly environment for members of the professional community to meet clients to discuss projects, explore available products in person, and coordinate other aspects such as decor, upholstery fabric, cabinet and counter top color, and fixtures. Our trained showroom consultants offer assistance in making the proper choices for clients’ specific needs.
What to Bring
To assist homeowners and clients, it is helpful to our showroom staff to have as much information as possible about the prospective project, including details such as square footage, material requirements, or blueprints as well as other design elements like paint colors or counter top materials, cabinet finishes, light fixtures, or inspirational items or Pinterest boards. It is also helpful to consider specific area needs, and if you will need to choose accessories such as dishes, shelves, niches, shower jambs/curbs, or other accessories.
During your Appointment
Currently, we are allowing visitors by appointment only. (See our how-to on how to schedule an appointment here.) During your appointment, you will meet with one of our showroom consultants for an hour to talk about your project and select possible tile collections. As you decide on your materials, the showroom staff will fill out a selection sheet with all important information, including placement in the project, collection and manufacturer, size, color, and chosen grout, as well as noting any special orders and order lead time. At the end of the appointment, the client will sign the selection sheet agreeing that a selection sheet is not an order and that price may change at the time of purchase. A copy is given to the client for their records. A copy can also be emailed to the client, as well as any other members involved in the project such as installers, builders, remodelers, or designers with the proper contact information. The original selection sheet and an electronic copy are kept for the showroom’s records, and can be brought up for following visits.
Should the client find it difficult to decide, showroom staff can sign-out samples to be taken home. These samples are on loan, and should be returned as soon as possible. Some samples may also require a deposit based on the value and/or scarcity of the samples.
After your Visit
After your visit, you may decide to schedule a follow-up appointment. This is very common, and may even be necessary for large projects that include multiple rooms or spaces. Changes in other aspects of your project that may also influence your decision for a follow-up appointment. If you have questions, either about your selections or tile in general, our showroom consultants are also available via phone and email, or you may choose to reach out via our Contact page or Facebook Messenger.
In Michigan, Beaver Tile has five conveniently-located showrooms in: Farmington Hills, Saginaw, Shelby Township, Troy, and Wyoming (Grand Rapids). See our location page for directions, contact information, and hours of operation.
We look forward to seeing you!