Material Bank: Easily Source Products for Your Next Project

Material Bank

KLEIN products look amazing in the images you’ll see featured on our site. Often, however, it is important to be able to actually touch and see a product to determine whether it’s right for your project.

Material Bank is a company created with a vision to meet the need of professionals in the architecture and design industry to get samples of the products and materials they specify in their designs. KLEIN is proud to be a partner, offering a convenient way to discover and investigate our products.

In this post, we discuss the importance of product samples in design work and explain how you can find KLEIN samples through Material Bank.


Why Product Samples? 

When designing a building or an interior space, numerous choices must be made about products and finishes in everything from windows, to floor coverings, to wall treatments, and much else. Each of these details is important and contributes to the overall result. 

It is very difficult to get an accurate sense of what a product will actually be like from a picture alone. For this reason, samples are incredibly useful. They allow both the designer and others involved in the project — like owners or builders — to accurately assess things like the texture, color, opacity, and function of a product to make sure it is what they expect.

Samples also provide an opportunity to see what the material looks like in the setting in which it will be used. They can even give helpful insights about how best to approach installation or assembly, possibly saving time or headaches later.

The key benefit you get from all of this is making sure you are sourcing the right products and materials for the job that both the designer and the client are going to be happy with. This ensures a satisfied client and avoids having to make costly adjustments later.


How Material Bank Helps

Dealing with samples has traditionally been a hassle for design professionals. Sourcing samples for a job meant sifting through innumerable options at various sites online, creating different accounts for different vendors, finding company sales reps, and keeping track of all the necessary details.

Material Bank makes the whole process much easier by creating a one-stop site with a single login that provides design professional access to products from over 450 brands. 

Sophisticated filters let you search for products using numerous criteria to identify the best fit for your needs. Once you’ve found the products that interest you, you place your order. Samples are delivered in one box by FedEx Priority Overnight, arriving by 10:30 AM the next morning.

Amazingly, the service is free to use. It’s a great way to discover new brands and products and quickly get the samples you need to keep a project on schedule.


KLEIN’s NATURE at Material Bank

KLEIN’s award-winning sliding door system NATURE combines fixed and movable glass panels with wooden frames and track. It is a beautiful pairing of warm, natural wood with the sophisticated and modern look of glass. Seeing NATURE in person allows you to feel the grain of the wood and appreciate the precision of its construction.

At Material Bank, you can order a sample consisting of a section of the track, including both wood and metal elements. You can find NATURE by browsing for KLEIN under “brands” or searching for “NATURE” in the search bar at the top of the site. You can also head directly to the NATURE page. 


Verification Samples

Larger and more complex jobs often require submittals including samples of the products and materials specified for the job. The design team needs to verify that they meet design requirements before they can be ordered for the project. KLEIN can provide additional samples, upon request, for the NATURE sliding door system. 7” sections are available of rails, frames, and other items. Get in touch with our team for assistance.  

Material Bank and Your Next Project

If you’re a design professional, we encourage you to head to Material Bank and create a free account. Product samples allow you to make sure you and your client have the right materials for the job and know what to expect when it comes to the completed project. Material Bank makes it easy to discover what you need and get it when you need it. 

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