How to Estimate the Complete Cost of a Quartz Countertop?

by Jessica Thomson Expert Blogger
If you are thinking of remodelling your kitchen, it is imperative to keep several factors in mind. Before deciding on the type of remodel you want, estimating the price of each element is extremely important. 

Countertops demand a lot of attention and the material you select for them needs to be functional, durable and elegant.  If you are looking for all these attributes, why not choose quartz counters for your kitchen renovation project? Quartz is a durable engineered stone, resistant to stain and water. Of course, you might be mulling on how much you will need to pay for a suitably sized and properly finished, premium quartz countertop. Keep reading this blog post to find out how to estimate the cost of a quartz countertop.
Major Factors That Determine the Cost of a Quartz Countertop

1. Found in three different grades, quality plays a key part in determining the price of quartz. The difference of grade affects the cost of the finished product. 

First Choice quartz or premium options like Cambria and Cosmos, are composed of strong and rich colours with minimum veins. They usually have more than 93% pure quartz with only a limited amount of resin and pigment in it. Also known as exotic quartz, this grade is the costliest.
Next comes commercial grade or middle-level quartz. Even though they don’t have the same depth, their wide range of hues, styles and quality is maintained. This type of quartz is moderately priced. 
If you are a person who wants to start off with the idea of installing quartz in your décor, the second-choice quartz is the best possible option. Complete value for money, this type will have visible veins and possible discolouration. 

2. Being an engineered stone, you can customize quartz countertops in many ways based on the colour, shape and texture to suit your requirements. Every type of customization has a different level of pricing. 

If you want your countertop to be shaped in a curve or have different cut-outs for different fixtures, then there may be an additional charge for that. 
Glossy and matte finishes also take up a good amount of money depending on your choice. Seams also contribute towards the pricing.
The more you choose to customize the countertop based on colour and variants, the more expensive it will be. 
Shaped keeping your interior in mind, the treatment that you do to your edges play a huge role in marking the final cost. Eased, Bullnose, Half Bullnose, Bevel, Double Radius or Ogee, the more intricate your edge is, the costlier it would be.

3. Remodelling your kitchen requires that you intimately know its measurements. Typically, the larger the size of the installation, the higher the price. Small kitchens utilize small runs of counter space which means breaking the slab in different sizes. On the other hand, a large peninsula or a kitchen island requires a singular, large piece of countertop slab. Since quartz is sold on a per square foot basis, larger kitchens can cost a lot more than small kitchens irrespective of the customization and the quality being same upon comparison. 

4. After you have decided on the size, quality and type of edge you require for your renovated kitchen, the installation is the next factor to consider. No matter what your other components cost, installation or labour costs are a very important factor. More personnel or time needed to install it, the higher the price. The installation charge is also subjected to a per square foot basis.

The time-tested properties of quartz make it a popular material, not only for kitchen countertops but also for backsplashes and islands. Hopefully, after having read this post, now you understand what goes into the price tag and can decide if a quartz counter is worth investing.

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