Granite Countertop Pricing & Information
Granite Countertop installation ranges in prices based upon the color of granite you would like installed. Granite colors can cost different based upon where the granite is mined from, the quanity available, movement in the stone, and the cost of the slab per the granite distributors selling the slab.
Typically, granite slab prices are in Levels or Categorys. Most distributors have a Level I (one), Level II (two), Level III (three) or higher stones. Granite colors without much movement (belonging to a speckled granite family) are usually less in price. Granite colors with some to a lot of movement are priced higher because they are higher in demand.
A very popular color that we have blogged about alot, is Santa Cecilia — a brazillian granite color that has some movement in the stone. This granite color is not as expensive as an exotic granite, but can transform a granite countertop from dull to extraordinary easily.
Santa Cecilia Granite:
Here are examples of granite slabs and stones that do not include movement:
Here are some granite colors that do have movement:
Granite price varies depending on customer color preference, color of the granite, movement found in the granite, and the price the granite distributor is selling the slab for.
Some slab sizes are larger or smaller than others. This could effect the price of your granite countertops. If you have 50 Sq Ft of countertop space (the average size for an average size kitchen), choosing an exotic color slab that only has 30 sq ft of usable space would result in the need for 2 slabs to be cut for your countertop. Although, more common slabs have around 50 sq ft of usable space, so there is no need for an additional slab. Granite costs and prices can change based upon granite color, which is why most granite install companies charge a per square foot price for each specific granite color.
We offer a package deal. Instead of pricing granite per square foot and then adding on all the additional charges (sink cut out, undermount sink, installation, taxes, disconnect of plumbing, edge treatment, faucet hole cuts, polishing and more) we include everything. We have several colors you can choose from for one specific bottom line price. (For more information on this, call us at 704-721-0001 or 803-328-3737–mention the blog and what area you are calling from for your specific price.)