On your search for the perfect granite countertops, while aesthetic is probably the most important decision, the price is definitely something to watch for. Many variations including everything from the quality of the granite to the that of the manufacturer can influence the final cost.
Pricing granite countertops can be pinned down to two key factors: time and materials.
Time, being of the utmost importance in determining an efficient cost, can be divided into three stages. The first stage of the project would be to take all of the necessary measurements. This includes allowing space for sink areas, and unfortunately a more complex kitchen can mean more consumption of time. One element to consider is the time it takes for the installers to travel to the site and get all of the details cleared up. It's crucial that the most details about the kitchen or other area of installation be known to both the manufacturers and installation personnel, ensuring the most time-efficient path.
Another process in time-saving is amount of time it takes for the granite to be manufactured. This varies depending on how elaborate the cutting is. If the granite edge is curved this can take more time to carve, while straight edges are much simpler to cut. The sink is also plays a huge part in saving time; under mount sinks require finishing, and this can be a lot of work if faucet holes need to be drilled, backsplashes require electric cut-outs and drains still need to be put in.
The final stage involves the actual delivery of the product and the following installation. The distance from the job site, assistance needed to carry the materials in and the setting of countertops and sinks can hugely modify the price.
The cost of the materials depends on both the price of the individual slabs and the number of slabs required. The amount of slabs can be easily determined once the sizes are chosen. Either ask the fabricator or find prices on our site
. Large variations in price could be pinned down to different materials, vast veining or coloration differences or staining.
The most important decision you can make when it comes to pricing granite countertops is the one that works best for you, and Marble and Granite can be the answer you need when looking for a quality and cost-efficient kitchen makeover.