How much per square foot is this granite?
Written by: Bob Faust
If I had a nickel for every time someone has asked me that question, I would have a lot of nickels. As I stated in a previous blog, there are many factors that go into determining the cost of the raw slabs themselves, let alone the cost per square foot of the granite with installation.
When someone is only concerned with the lowest price per square foot--this is what they are going to get:
LOWEST PRICE PER SQUARE FOOT WILL USUALLY GET YOU:
-- the least qualified company to fabricate
-- the least experienced installer available to install
-- the worst quality materials available
This is a recipe for the best price per square foot but it is also a recipe for a less then desirable granite countertop purchasing experience.
Fabricators and "box stores" that advertise a low price per square foot are usually found guilty of practicing a marketing strategy called "bait and switch". They lure you in with a low price (the bait), usually on some obscure color that even Helen Keller would find offensive, and then they proceed to switch you into a more expensive purchase.
But if you don't switch ito a more expensive purchase, its okay, they will just a la carte you to death.
Oh did you want a sink? That will be $300 more.
A decorative edge? That is $10/ft
Removal of old tops? $2-300.
Did you want that installed? Well that will be extra, too.
You get the point. It does not really matter where you start at, what matters is where you end up at the bottom line. We at Fireplace and Granite Distributors strongly believe in NOT playing marketing games with our customers. Instead of posting low per square foot prices, we provide you with a quote that includes everything you need to make a risk-free, no games allowed, buying decision.
Our one bottom line price includes many popular color choices, templating, removal of old tops, custom fabrication (with stove top and sink cuts included), faucet holes, reinforcement of sinks, choice of several undermount sinks AND sales taxes ALL INCLUDED.
And did I mention that all this is accomplished in only ONE DAY?
I have been in competitive bids against many $39, $29 and even $19 per square foot granite companies. When all is said and done, our customers find we provide a better price. Combine our best price with our superior materials, as well as friendly, experienced sales, service, and installation personnel makes us, Fireplace and Granite Distributors, the best value for your Granite needs!