How Granite and Quartz Countertops Are Priced
When beginning the search for the perfect countertops for your needs, you will want to determine a budget for your project. There are many factors that determine the final cost of new countertops. These factors include :
- The extraction of the stone
- Demand for material and its availability
- The pattern or color of the material – rare granite colors like blue, red, and purple typically cost more, while browns and greens are usually less expensive
- Country of origin – U.S. sourced granite can be a better value
- Quality of stone – including granite containing semiprecious stones such as quartz, amethyst and agate
- Manufacturer pricing for quartz
- Size of the slab, including the thickness
- Fabrication and additional options such as finishing and edge treatment
- Transport of materials
- Size and complexity of installation process
- Removal and disposal of old countertops
The larger and more complex the project, the more time it will take to measure and install the countertops. In addition, sink mounting, finishing for faucet holes, backsplashes and drains will take additional labor to complete.
Because every project is unique and there are many variations that influence the cost of a countertop project, we are always happy to discuss your project and answer all your questions. Email, call or visit our Burnsville location for a free consultation with one of our design consultants.