Quartz Countertops Cost
Quartz countertops are extremely popular these days, and given the several advantages associated with quartz countertops, the trend is set to continue. Quartz is preferred owing to its wide range of colors and patterns, ease of cleaning and maintenance, stain and scratch resistance, attractiveness, and durability.
Of course, when it comes to quartz countertops, price is a major factor to consider. Read on for a cost breakdown of quartz countertops.
How much do quartz countertops cost?
The average cost of quartz countertops ranges between $50 to over $150 per square foot. This cost is based on the type, countertop dimensions, edge profile, cut-outs required, and other specifications. It’s critical to get a quote for your unique project. Make sure all the necessary information is included, as well as a final price that includes fabrication, installation, and taxes.
The cost of the quartz slab and its fabrication and installation might differ by company. You’ll want to find a fabricator and installer that is competent in the technique. The finest material can be destroyed by poor craftsmanship. However, shoddy material will not improve with better fabrication and installation.
Three Factors That Can Affect the Price.
- The Manufacturer: Quartz countertops can vary in price depending on the manufacturer. Some producers, for example, cut corners and produce inexpensive wholesale quartz surfaces. While these countertops might save you money up front, investing in a reputable maker would be your best long-term investment.
- Colors and patterns: The more popular colors are typically more expensive. The cost of a quartz slab will also be increased by fancy patterns. Veins and strong patterns are generally more costly.
- The quality: Quartz slabs come in a variety of grades and qualities. Quartz slab hardness and quality varies greatly. Harder quartz slabs are better, but they aren’t always immediately obvious just by looking. We only sell high-quality products from reputable manufacturers. We don’t feel right about selling quartz produced by off-brand name manufacturers. Quartz countertops with a higher grade are less vulnerable to stains, scratches, and cracks. They are also more long-lasting and emit fewer volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Additional Items That Can Affect the Price
- Leveling – Cabinets must be level. Unlevel cabinets will need to be levelled prior to the installation of the countertops.
- Demo – Old countertops need to be removed. This will include the removal and disposal of the existing countertop.
- Cutouts – Sink, Cooktop and Electrical outlets will typically cost extra but should be factored into the price. Almost every top has a cutout.
- Support – Overhang support is critical at peninsulas and island tops with seating. Small overhangs will not need additional support.
- Subtops – Cabinet makers will typically include a subtop. If you do not have an existing subtop, a 5/8″ thick subtop will need to be installed prior to the countertop installation.
- Backsplash – Using quartz for your backsplash will cost a little extra because of the additional material and the fabrication labor to polish the top edge.
For more information about your next countertop project, contact Valerie at Olive Mill.
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