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AFistfulof$
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Granite supplier/installation recommendations in NOLA
Looking to install Granite Countertops in my kitchen. Do you pick out the granite from a supplier first and then look for installer? TIA


Tigerholic
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re: Granite supplier/installation recommendations in NOLA
Triton, they work with installers


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LSUtigerME
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re: Granite supplier/installation recommendations in NOLA
Can do it either way. The suppliers can recommend an installer, or you can start with an installer and go pick from their suppliers. If you have a budget, best to get an installer first as the suppliers won’t help you on pricing.

When I priced it in the BR area, I ended up using StoneWorks out of MS. Picked the stone in BR.


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Triggerr
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re: Granite supplier/installation recommendations in NOLA
Where are you going with your granite as far as how high end and how complicated your kitchen layout is. I have 2 ways we do granite: option 1 high end custom I have an account with triton and we pick out the granite and have a very good more expensive fabricator/ installer that does the work, option 2 we pick from 10-15 colors of prefab granite from another supplier and have a installer that does well with this less difficult work, still does excellent job, but is less expensive. If you can get hooked up with the right people you will find granite really isn’t as expensive as people say it is, unless you pick crazy granite


AFistfulof$
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re: Granite supplier/installation recommendations in NOLA
It’s for a rental so def not high end. It’s a small kitchen. Who do you recommend for the prefab granite/installation?


BengalBlood81
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re: Granite supplier/installation recommendations in NOLA
Do not use Nola Imports. They are likely going to have a better price than anyone but their installers are inexperienced and once they screw up your stone you can undo it.


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magicman534
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re: Granite supplier/installation recommendations in NOLA
I used the stone gallery in the river ridge area for my home. They drive you around a yard, you pick out your slab and the prices are in the slab. You are on your own with installers but I asked for a recommendation and they recommended a guy named Giovanni calderini. He did awesome work and I was really happy. Pretty sure we did our whole kitchen and both bathrooms (small Home) for less than 5k installed. A few friends used triton stone and didn’t like how they did business with not telling you a price till after an installer looks at your area.


Triggerr
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re: Granite supplier/installation recommendations in NOLA
Go buy it from DL in New Orleans or Baton Rouge or TC Stone in BR and I can give you a guys number to pick it up and install it


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Jwodie
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re: Granite supplier/installation recommendations in NOLA
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the stone gallery in the river ridge


We were pleased with the Stone Gallery's effort to assist us in discussing our options in redoing our fireplace hearth in granite.

We ultimately went with Intrepid which was a mistake - they sent out two younger fellas who ended up cutting the stone too short and it left a small gap between the stone and the wall. Long process of getting that sorted out and remedied and Intrepid was not very apologetic.


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