curb, sill and niche quote

mxgmomDecember 14, 2012

My bath has porcelain tile with an accent wall of calacutta gold. We are at the point of installing the shower curb, window sill and niche base and shelf. I got a quote for $900 to fabricate and install in calacutta marble. It seems very high for a few small pieces of marble (note I am in NYC though). An alternative would be ceaserstone in linen which seems to match both the marble and tile, but doesn't come in the thinner slab needed for the niche (that's what contractor explained to me).

My questions: I am not sure if mixing to save a few hundred will look right, and I am wondering if there might be a better source. I tried two other stone places in NY and their quotes were even higher. Is that just the continuing luck of living in the city?

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Sophie Wheeler

That would be about average even in the heartland. That's a lot of labor to make all of those itty bitty pieces. That's what you're paying for. The stone cost itself is only incidental to the labor. I wouldn't imagine that you'd get a substantially cheaper quote in any material. Even if the material was free, I'd still expect the labor to rund $600-$800 for that amount of fussy detail work.

    Bookmark   December 14, 2012 at 12:37PM
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Thanks for the reply and dose of reality too

    Bookmark   December 18, 2012 at 10:45AM
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