Balustrade Buying Tips
Independent Tips for the professional at Leisure
When choosing balustrades for your mansion, the wonderful hand-carved marble
balustrades can get right pricey at over $100 each. The best source for
stone is Stone World.
There are three main types of balustrades:
|Polymer - Cheap but cheesy
||Marble - elegant and expensive
||Cast - Moderate cost
We like the look of the Jefferson Square balustrade, and here are some sources
for this unique stone (concrete cast) fence. Here are some examples:
Travertine balustrades from the Crown Princess cruise ship
Stone balustrades from the Broadmoor
There are many vendors for balustrade, with the China imports showing special
value, especially if you seek carved marble of granite balustrade.
Custom carved marble balustrades
Carved marble is the best of all, and it's not too unreasonable in price:
Architectural Supply has these beautiful carved marble balustrades for
169.00 per/linear ft.
Stone legends has balustrade uprights for $62 each (not counting top and
China Marble has
hand-carved marble and stone fence pieces. The problem is the long
shipping, and no legal recourse when dealing with communist country:
4pcs balusters per meter (40")
BR-01 beige limestone FOB - $115/ft
BR-05 off white marble FOB -
BR-09 QY white marble FOB - $83/ft
BR-11 travertine FOB -
Cast Stone Balustrades
The cast stone balustrades are far cheaper then carved real stone.