Granite Countertop Cost Depends on Several Factors
You’ve been dreaming of that stunning countertop you saw in a magazine. Maybe you’ve stared in jealousy at your friend’s kitchen, wishing yours could be just as beautiful. Or perhaps you’ve walked dreamily through a model home just to create the ideal kitchen in your head. You’ve looked at granite colors, but you fear the natural stone could be out of your price range. Now you’re asking how much does a granite countertop cost? While you may think granite is expensive, there are a wide variety of color and stone options to fit every budget. Several factors affect granite stone countertop price including:
- Origin of Stone: Granite is formed by extreme heat and pressure underneath the earth’s crust. Granite forms a major portion of the continental crust and can be mined in many different countries, including Italy, Brazil, India and the United States (just to name a few locations). If you select a granite mined closer to home, it may cost less.
- Availability: The price of your granite countertop will vary depending on how much of that particular stone is available. If there is an abundance of the stone, it is likely to be less expensive. The rarer the stone, it is most likely to be more expensive.
- Color: Many granites offer a combination of colors, hues and movement. The more distinctive the pattern of the granite, the more likely it is considered rare or exotic and is harder to obtain. Therefore, the cost is often more. There are many granite colors that offer a beautiful mix of color and movement at an affordable price.
- Edge profile: Eased, round, bevel, bullnose: these are all possible ways Spectrum Stone Designs can finish the edges of your granite countertops. The more complex edges, such as a waterfall or an ogee edge, will cost a bit more in fabrication than a round or eased edge.
- Fabrication: Spectrum Stone Designs is Lynchburg’s only local fabricator of granite and other natural stone. After large blocks of stone are cut from the quarry, they come to us in the form of a slab. We then use a variety of tools including saws, polishers and routers to create a custom countertop to fit perfectly into your home. The complexity of the fabrication process will affect the price of your granite countertop, but at Spectrum Stone Designs we offer design consultation to ensure the countertop you select is the perfect fit for your wallet and your home.
Spectrum Stone Designs is Lynchburg’s only local fabricator of natural stone countertops, surrounds and tiles for kitchens, fireplaces and baths. Serving all of Central Virginia, Spectrum Stone Designs imports top-quality granite, marble and other stone and expertly cuts and polishes before professionally installing in homes or offices. Spectrum Stone Designs strives for excellence in craftsmanship and customer service.
Contact us today via email or call us at 434.993.0888 to learn how we can help you create your dream kitchen, bath or other natural stone focal point.