Agate Stone & Tile provides architects and designers the ability to work with one of Western Canada’s largest and most diverse range of ceramic, stone, mosaic and porcelain tile. Our lines include such famous brands as Versace, Roberto Cavelli and Lamborghini ceramics as well as tile and stone from Italy and Spain carried in stock at our Edmonton facility. We import directly from all major tile manufacturers and factories in the world including those in Spain, Italy and China and take pride in our focus on being at the forefront of design trends for both commercial and residential projects.
The Agate Cost Advantage
We’ve built Agate on a dedication to quality – but our strategy of dealing direct with the factories has created a unique business model that provides exceptional value on the exact tile being distributed by other wholesalers across North America but at a fraction of the cost. This is achieved through the elimination of the proverbial middle men that add their mark ups to the products that come from the various manufacturers around the globe. By removing agents, brokers and the various commissions and mark ups they apply, the cost of Agate products is based on the direct cost of manufacturing the tile and importing it ourselves via container directly to our Edmonton / Acheson distribution facility.
For builders, this direct importing strategy allows for increased profit margins and the ability to bid more competitively on new projects as it is not uncommon to realize significant savings as high as 50% through Agate’s wholesale pricing. For architects and designers, our wide selection of tile products provides you the ability to expand your design horizons – including offering your clients designer lines that are not available elsewhere.
As we continue to expand our Architectural Partner Program, our focus is to provide both architects and interior designers the ability to access a huge selection of tile and stone for their projects. We understand the importance of providing quality tile of all types for your projects and all of our products meet North American industry standards including TTMAC, NTCA and TCNA specifications.