PRLog - Sep. 7, 2011 - SALT LAKE CITY -- Salt Lake City, UT
The Future of Granite Tile Countertops
With an eye on the laminate countertop market, individuals who are hungry for a piece of the pie may change the countertop industry forever.
ArtStone Tile Systems (ATS), being the innovator of the Quarazon® panel system, is offering a training course by video as well as a hands-on training course in the Utah facility. Art Duy, founder of this unique tile method, will fully disclose the secrets of how to produce a granite tile surface faster, better and less costly than anything that has been done previously.
With a stagnant housing market, homeowners and builders will welcome the value of this new countertop. Individuals, as well as existing cabinet and countertop companies, can start from scratch with an initial tool investment of under $2,000 (tile saw and hand polisher), competing with shops having investments well over $500,000. Out of work trades people will now have an opportunity to roll up their sleeves and get back to work.
Many of these single owner-operators will be trades people welcoming a competitive advantage over other countertops companies. They will fill the need for a cost effective alternative to traditional granite slab countertops.
Data compiled by ATS over the last 3 years has shown that with this unique tile method it is possible for a single owner-operator to produce and install an average of 3.6 square feet per hour. If the owner operator sold the countertop for $16 dollars per square foot, installed, it could result in a wage to that individual of $36 per hour. Granite tile is currently available at our local tile store beginning at $4 per square foot. With the additional materials required, the overall cost for a countertop would run approximately $6 per square foot. The difference of material cost and selling price would be $10 per square foot. The single owner-operator could see the $10 as a wage rather than a cost. Therefore, producing 3.6 square feet per hour will net $36 per hour (3.6 sq.ft. per hour x $10 sq.ft. for labor) or $1,440 per week.
This offers homeowners an opportunity to obtain quality granite countertops at a cost that is less than most laminate countertops.
Along with the training, ATS will assist individuals and companies with marketing. For a successful business venture, all companies, individual or large scale, will have to have an internet presence. For those still needing to set up a website, ATS will provide a personalized website that connects to the ATS central website. This site along with the ATS marketing package promises to be the most viable option for those breaking into the business. ATS is now offering a $89 introductory offer for the personalized website with a listing on the central site. The website, business templates and training videos will be available in English and Spanish.
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ArtStone Tile Systems is ready to train and supply individuals/