Quartz, marble and granite worktops prices.
How much granite worktops cost?
When you order your bespoke granite worktops from interior designer you should be aware of the actual price you pay for it. The real granite worktops prices from the kitchen studio is slightly higher compared to the cost of purchase directly from stone mason manufacturer.
It is caused by the fact that interior designers add their commission to the granite worktops prices before passing that price to you – the customer.
If you decide to purchase directly from the manufacturer, you can skip the extra costs involved with the job.
Overall, when estimated it is said that the granite worktops prices are related to slab cost, as a whole slab is required to produce the worktops. The prices of the granite slabs can vary, as there are hundreds of quartz, granite and marble colours. Now that the slab is covered, all you have to do is add extra features that are slightly more costly as well. For example the cut out for hob and sink, the grooves, tap holes etc. All of these are optional, though all have separate prices. With most cases in fact, it is the same deal with laminate and wooden worktops.
Price ranges for stone worktops
As mentioned earlier, it is important to note that when considering granite worktops prices, it will differ strongly depending on the product, material, supplier and colour. Perhaps it isn’t as much the case with quartz’s as they are man-made materials, thus being more popular than granite, and always available. Whereas granite is a fully natural material, sometimes being rare and even limited, therefore the prices range according to the availability, the country it comes from, and once again the supplier.
There are other cases, e.g of granite worktops called ‘Titanium’ which costs even over £800, according to different suppliers. This is because it’s rare and extremely unique, possessing a lot of the vein system, thus being very distinctive when compared to other granite. But what makes the price so high is that when transporting it, or when manufacturing the granite, it can break very easily as its inner mineral system is so complex and vulnerable to movements and impacts. Therefore remember, that when choosing a stone worktop, research it and check with the suppliers their prices in order to be sure that the price range is suiting your needs. Note that colour and materials really matter when considering the price of granite, something completely opposite to laminates and wood.
The manufacturing differences and installation
Bear in mind that the shaping and cutting out process of laminate or wooden worktops is almost immediate, whereas worktops made out of stone require a little time and a lot of precision. Therefore this may also impact the overall price of the entire project, and surely can delay the installation, though not by much, as most granite companies offer installation services within a few days from the templating process.
All of the installation services are very similar. Once again it depends on which company you are cooperating with, though usually they will charge you for the area that you live in and how much it will require them to arrive at your property. Most companies will charge you depending on the distance that needs to be made. For example if a specific company is based in London, and needs to travel to Edinburgh, then surely it will require a little money in order to travel there in the first place. As well as that the company needs to be insured that they haven’t made any losses, if the customer for example decides not to carry on with the installation. Therefore a little backup money is always required.
Are granite worktops worth the price?
Of course, it is – we wouldn’t be in this business if no one would buy our products. Why do people order granite worktops from us? The answer is pretty simple – because we deliver the top quality materials. Also ours Service as quickly and as efficiently as possible. Polish granite Ltd is offering on of best granite worktops prices on UK market.
If you are not fully convinced, you can easily witness how we work not only in the gallery of the works we’ve finished but also by yourself – if you’re around our workplace, feel free to visit us and see the whole manufacturing process of granite worktops, from choice of a proper slab, through measuring and cutting, finishing with… well, finishing touches.
Customer satisfaction is our prime goal, thus, when you order a granite worktop from us, you don’t pay only for the material and the immediate service – you buy a product that may last a whole lifetime without many problems. The invincibility of granite is included in the price for it and if you have any problems with it, simply contact us and we will see what we can do to make you satisfied with our product.
We all have our priorities, favourite colours, shapes and objects. It strongly varies on the taste of a specific person. The same goes for when choosing a stone worktops for your kitchen; it could either be made from a laminate, wood or perhaps even granite, specifically granite, quartz or marble.
Therefore once again, it’s up to us what we choose and how we will decorate our kitchens. Though remember, the quality of the products matters a lot! It is the main aspect which attracts us more towards more expensive kitchen worktops, because let’s be honest, it’s not always the case but if a certain material is more expensive then it will most likely be more durable, long lasting, endure more physical damage etc. You don’t need an expert to make that statement clear.
Well indeed it is, as even though they are a lot cheaper, laminates don’t possess the same qualities as granite, quartz or even marble. They scratch, stain easier, not even mentioning the cleaning process, and the overall look is never as nice. There is no shine, no easy cleaning, not even mentioning the state of the laminates being ruined after a while, whereas the stone kitchen worktops last even up to a lifetime!
Quartz,marble and granite worktops prices are more expensive because of materials, but if you take specific factors into consideration, it will make more sense to purchase the stone worktops. For example, with granite you will in fact gain a lot more money, because such worktops last for years! Unlike laminates and wood of course, materials that you will have to replace after some time, on average it’s about 4-6 years, before they become useless.