How Much Do Granite Countertops Cost?
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On average, granite countertops cost Php 5,000 to Php 50,000 in the Philippines. Marble and quartz counters can cost even more.
To understand how much you’ll have to spend on your new granite counter, here are the factors that affect its pricing:
Supply and demand dictate the cost of every product worldwide, including granite. Some stones, like the “Blue Bahia” and “Van Gogh,” have higher values than others because they’re rarer in nature, creating exclusivity for buyers who want these particular materials.
On the contrary, granites like the “Salt and Pepper” and “Gray Honda” are affordable because they are common and widely abundant.
Transportation expenses add up to the cost of every granite slab. Materials quarried within your country or region will, of course, cost less compared with those shipped from across the globe.
Moreover, the labor cost involved in the production process affects the stones’ prices. For example, one should expect that the slabs produced in China will be more affordable than the ones from Italy, considering the cost difference between workforce and raw materials.
The slab size is also essential before getting a new granite countertop.
Gangsaw slabs (1.20 m. x 2.40 m. or larger) allow us to install kitchen countertops with minimal seams, whereas cutter slabs (0.60 m. x 2.40 m. or longer) will require more joints for bigger counters.
In addition, the former will have a more uniform color and appearance than two or more cutter slabs joined together.
However, gangsaw slabs are more expensive because they are more challenging to extract, produce, and transport. Nevertheless, if your budget permits, we recommend using it for countertops in expansive kitchens because of its advantages.
Granite slabs sold here in the Philippines are usually 18 mm. to 20 mm. thick. But they can go all the way to 30 mm.
The thicker the slab, the higher its price tag.
Sometimes you may find suppliers selling them in 12 mm. to 15 mm. thickness, which is cheaper.
However, we don’t recommend getting your hands on these as they can compromise the structural integrity of your granite counter.
Not every granite will require sealing.
Darker granites, like the “Absolute Black” and “Black Galaxy,” are usually highly dense that even stone sealers won’t penetrate their surface.
Lighter ones, on the other hand, such as “Pink Porrino” and “G640,” need to be sealed once or twice yearly.
Professional granite installers will recommend if your countertop will require sealing or not. They will also seal your granite counter (if needed) during installation.
Once installed, you will need to seal it yourself after some time. Don’t worry; sealing is easy. But if you don’t want to invest time, money, and effort, use a non-porous granite or engineered quartz instead.
The installation cost of your granite counter depends on the details of your design.
The more intricate, the more expensive it gets.
You might be tempted to install it yourself, but if you don’t have the right tools, skills, and experience, don’t try. It can be costlier, especially if you hurt yourself accidentally.
You should leave this task to skilled and experienced professionals.
Your dream kitchen is just a phone call away.
At Saint Mark Construction Supply, we offer high-quality granite countertops at an affordable price.
Call us today, and we can schedule you a site visit and get your countertop’s measurement. We provide free quotations with no strings attached.
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