How Much are Granite Countertops?
We receive this question quite a bit here at Emerald Granite Works. There are multiple factors which affect the final cost of a granite countertop, yet we also understand the benefits of purchasing quality granite countertops with equally excellent installation. Read on to discover how Emerald Granite Works is one of the best when it comes to sourcing the right granite for your home and providing superior customer service with our installation process.
Factors Which Affect Granite Countertops
Some of the major factors which typically affect the total cost of granite countertops consist of the manufacturer, the country of origin, the style, and the overall quality of the final product. Below, we’ll be explaining the aforementioned factors.
If you’re sourcing granite from a well-respected, high-quality manufacturer who cares about their customers; you’ll most likely find a higher price point. There are some manufacturers who set up their operation just to make a quick buck. These are the manufacturers we avoid here at Emerald Granite Works due to the fact we want our customers’ granite countertops to last as long as possible with quality and integrity throughout.
Country of Origin
Granite imported from China can have quality issues and will often contain higher than average levels of radiation emitting from it. This can pose an issue primarily due to the strict standards set forth by governing bodies which recommend a certain upwards limit of radiation within the granite industry and the granite being sold. India and Brazil typically have much lower levels of radiation when compared to Chinese granite.
Colors & Patterns
The rarer the color or pattern, the more likely it is to be expensive when compared to other granite options. Additionally, if a particular color or pattern of granite is trending for whatever reason, you can almost guarantee it will be higher-priced than the more traditional granite choices out there.
When it comes down to it, quality granite will simply cost more than granite which is less focused on quality and more focused on quick profits. True quality granite is somewhat difficult to come by in an industry oversaturated with fly-by-night companies. Here at Emerald Granite Works, we take great pride in sourcing some of the highest quality granite and providing our customers with equally quality-driven customer service.
So, How Much Do Granite Countertops Cost?
The answer to this question is anywhere from $40 to $200 per square foot installed. Sorry we cant be more precise. The fact is the cost is largely dependent on the material you choose. From basic material to the most exotic, cost can vary significantly. That’s why we recommend speaking to one of our sales reps. We also have a great calculator which you can click through to, right here.
Granite Countertops Costs vs. Quartz Countertops Costs
Although there are some very affordable options at the basic level, granite countertops will typically cost more than quartz countertops. If you’re looking for a more affordable and low maintenance option, feel free to check out our post on quartz countertops, right here. There’s a countertop for everybody, and even if you end up choosing quartz over granite; it’ll still be a fantastic addition to your home.
Contact Us at Emerald Granite Works to Schedule a Consultation
If you’re seeking high-quality granite and high-quality customer service, contact us at 512-588-4459 or click the button below to be taken to our contact page. We’ll be sure to respond to your message within one business day, if not immediately. We look forward to hearing from you soon!