Granite Installation Costs

Hi, we are doing a kitchen remodel, and are installing about 56 square feet of granite countertop. There will be 2 main sections (one of them an L shape where the sink will go), with a 3rd small slab sitting on top of a small cabinet next to the range, and a 4th trangular shaped one that is a couple of feet above the sink. Anyone have estimates of how much the installation would cost? I was quoted $5400 (including the granite cost) and i know the granite itself costs about $1900 for 2 slabs (unfortunately we will need both). does that installation price seem reasonable?
thanks, gw.
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It depends of where you live & what type of granite. I'm getting 65 sq ft of Blue Pearl installed for $4000.00, that price includes the 125.00 for the sink cutout and demolition of old counter. This is in Austin, TX.
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Get some more quotes. In the DC area, we're getting granite from a reputable installer for $60 a square foot. It depends on how scarce the stone you like is, but the bid you got sounds high to me.
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wrote:

There's granite and there's granite. And then there's granite.
For 56 s.f. mid range 3/4 inch thick granite with doubled edge and including one sink cut out , I would charge something between four thousand and forty five hundred.
For one inch or for high end stuff, it could easily pass six thousand for 56 s.f.
Your mileage may vary. Considerably. Best to shop. Make sure grades and edges are the same.
Ken
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My job:
A large long L shape with a sink and countertop range cutout, a 3'x4' island, another 3x4 piece, and two 4x1 pieces. All with bullnose, (half round made from two layers of 3/4") probably around 70% of the total perimeter. 3/4" thick
Installation - $2800 Granite - $1500
We had to buy a lot more granite than we needed to get the pieces we wanted out of the slabs. Lucky for us, the granite was hugely discounted because it had great looking rust streaks running longways in a gray background, but only on half the width of the slab. AND, it was available in 10' pieces, which allowed us to get one huge piece to cover up one total long leg of the L without having to have a seam where it would have shown.
The guys who installed it were ghosts. Came and measured. Showed up and installed it. Came back and used some big scraps and put them up behind the range, about 15 square feet. I don't remember what they even looked like. They really had their shit together and didn't spend a lot of time here.
Total cost, $4300, materials and installation, about 100 square feet of finished area.
And, it is a dazzling job.
You gotta shop. Prices came in all over the place on granite before we found those pieces, a lot of them close to $30 per sf just for the granite. I got the installers through the custom cabinet guy we used. Installers were all over the map, too.
The granite is good. I put on the wipe on sealer twice now. You can leave anything on the surface and it will not leave a mark. The pattern helps, as you could throw up on it, and you would have to look for it. ;-) Sounds hideous, but has lots of shades of gray, beige, rust and copper. Nicest granite I have ever seen, and that includes some very expensive stuff I wouldn't have in my house. Just my taste. Go figger.
There is no standard price. Here in Las Vegas, pricing was all over the place. We ended up with some good stone and a good installation.
Good luck.
Steve
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