Discover Exactly How Much To Pay For Quartz Countertops

by Peter Liang


On average, expect to pay $89/square foot of installed quartz counters. Prices will vary from $59 to $139 depending on the brand, pattern, and installer.
Woman making pizza on her inexpensive quartz counter.

If you decided to choose quartz for your kitchen countertop, you are probably worried about quartz countertops cost, but also about the installation and maintenance they require.

As many home owners at a certain point in their lives, you may want to improve your home and make it more modern. A good way to start is to forget about comparing the cost of quartz vs granite countertops and see the big picture.

Are Cheaper Countertop Alternatives Worth The Price?

You might think it is better to go for cheaper solutions, like laminated materials or aluminum, but you should think long term when you make this choice. You might save money when you buy them, but ultimately, the maintenance, repairs or even regular replacement will add a lot to the initial price. The cost of Silestone countertops, or any other brand of quartz, will pay for itself time and time again.

If you go with quartz for your countertops, you can be certain you have made the right choice. It may seem that the cost of quartz countertops is too much, but in reality, it all depends on the surface on which you are installing them. Moreover, the quartz’s high level of durability ensures that the countertop will be with you for a long time.

Quartz Is A Better Value For Your Money

Another advantage comes with the low maintenance needed. You will not spend money on repairing it as it is scratch proof and it repels liquids, so you do not have to worry about stains. This way, if someone drops a bowl or spills some coffee, you need not “hurry to the rescue”. Your countertop will be safe.

In addition to this, it will keep you safe. It has a nonporous surface, which you will find very easy to clean in order to avoid the growth of pathogens. Some quartz countertops have an antimicrobial compound integrated when they are manufactured, so they are the perfect solution for protection against microorganisms.

The cheapest quartz countertops usually won’t have antimicrobial protection, but many like yourself will find this aspect essential, as keeping yourself and your family in good health is priceless.

Moreover, quartz countertops do not need sealing like other materials, which will also reduce the price when it comes to the maintenance.

Lower The Cost Of Quartz Countertop Installations By At Least 20%

Short answer, shop around and get quotes from at least three different contractors. And remember that a super low quote is low for a reason. You get what you pay for with home improvement.

I know that finding a contractor can be very nerve wracking but I put together a page for you to help you find a reliable and affordable home improvement contractor. You can check that out right here.

You may be able to save a few dollars on the material by buying it on-line but it’s not worth the risk. You should always select your stone from the local stone yard and just not order one off the internet. Do you need cabinets too? There is less risk with buying rta cabinets sight unseen and you can about 50%. The Cabinet Sleuth has put together a good resource on rta cabinets for you.

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Felicia March 3, 2013 at 1:55 am

Where can you find quartz installed for about $89 a linear foot? Do you mean a square foot? A linear foot is about two square feet, and I’ve not seen any quartz available for $45 a square foot. Is this price really available in some places?


Peter Liang March 3, 2013 at 3:01 am

Hey there Felicia. Thank you for pointing that out. All of these should say square feet and not linear. I’m going to fix it right now.


Jose May 14, 2013 at 6:35 pm

you can have quartz instaled and free sink for $ 34.00 if need the page let me know I give it to you I just order it for my kitchen and is beautifull tnks.


Cindy July 4, 2013 at 5:00 am

Jose, Where did you find quartz for $34.00 sq. foot? I am shopping around and the lowest I have found was $66.00 sq. foot. Thanks


Peter Liang July 22, 2013 at 3:49 am


I was hesitant to approve that comment. I approved it so we could all see the source of such a low priced quote. I wouldn’t expect the quality to rival the well know brands. It probably won’t even come close but I felt he should at least have the opportunity to prove me wrong.



Susan March 26, 2013 at 3:39 pm

Hi, How would I order Quartz online? Do I measure and it is shipped cut to size? Would I then contact an installer locally? This would be for a high end rental unit that would be sold 5-6 yrs. from now. Love the look and am over the granite craze. Thanks, Susan


Peter Liang March 30, 2013 at 12:45 am

Hi Susan,

IF you wanted to order quartz online then yes, you would give the measurements to a fabricator and they would cut it for you. I don’t recommend that you buy a countertop online. You won’t save much money if you save any at all. And if you make a mistake you have no recourse because they simply cut to the measurements that you gave them. I believe that your best bet is to get prices from local contractors and to make them earn your business.


Jenn May 1, 2013 at 2:59 pm

Your previous comment contradicts what you said in the article:

“but if you buy them online, you will certainly save money and have a wider range of color choices.”

Please explain.


Peter Liang May 1, 2013 at 4:56 pm

Jenn, good catch. The article needs to be updated as too many people have had problems buying countertops sight unseen through the internet. Potential savings just aren’t worth the risk and on-line prices versus local prices are coming closer and closer together.


Jane May 4, 2013 at 3:24 am

I am interested in purchasing 41square feet of Parys from Cambria. I live in northern VA. I have gone to two stores and they contacted their dealers who indicated that they don’t know when they will have any in stock?

This seems a strange way to run a business. Either the Cambria decides it is not making the brand or as soon as a brand is getting low, they start making another batch and are able to communicate when it will be available.

Needless to say both stores are now steering me towards granite, because at least that is available now.


Jim June 13, 2013 at 5:59 pm

I just had my corian countertops replaced with Zodiaq Coarse Carrera. Also replaced our corian sink with a stainless farmhouse sink and industrial arching pull down faucet. My wife and I are extremely happy with the results.


Deb August 22, 2013 at 6:19 pm

Just picked OT the same thing today! Can’t wait to have it installed and have my kitchen back! Do you have any pictures??


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