You’ll run into a large range of prices when you are looking for Silestone so it is a good idea to know what a general price would be for a countertop before you go shopping.
Step 1 - Here is a chart that shows the different Silestone colors and their prices from Home Depot.
This way, you’ll know in advance that you’re paying market price for your new quartz worktop. After all, you work hard for your money and this is probably quite an investment you’re making for your kitchen or bathroom.
Average Square Foot Price Of Silestone
Silestone can cost anywhere from $50 up to $100 per square foot. It all depends on how thick you need the countertop to be, the color and pattern you choose and the dealer that you buy it from.
A Rough Estimate
Just to give you a rough estimate of the cost for a countertop, here is an average price for a 54 square foot counter.
Material price – $2,465 – $3,474
Cost of installation $165 – $280
While this is quite a purchase to make cost wise, the value of your investment is virtually priceless.
How To Keep The Price Down
If you’re thinking about getting a new countertop you may be told that an on-site inspection is required in order to give you an estimate. Be forewarned that a sales pitch is probably coming and it can be heavy at times! The best way to handle this is to let the contractor know that you don’t have the authority to make a decision on your own and that you’ll get back to him once you contact the other party involved in the decision-making process.
The average cost for an installation doesn’t include a backsplash. You’ll need to think about whether you want to take on more expense by including this with your countertop. In most cases, however, the estimate will include the price of a cut-out for the sink, edge fabrication and seam joining.
Should You Choose The 2 or 3cm Thick Countertop?
One of the first things you have to figure out about your new countertop is how thick you want it to be. A 2 cm thick slab is equal to 3/4 of an inch and in most cases won’t be thick enough to support your needs. You may have to use plywood underneath the Silestone countertop in order to get it to the required height. A 3 cm Silestone, however, is equal to 1 1/8″ and usually no plywood is required to add to the height.
There is usually a difference of approximately $5 per sq. foot between the 2 cm and a 3 cm slabs. In most cases, you’ll want to spend the small extra needed to make your countertop look its best. Once you’ve chosen the right look and have decided to invest in a top-quality counter, you won’t want to have anything possibly go wrong by choosing a thinner top to save a bit of money.
As with everything, the more you get in writing with the estimate the better off you’re going to be. If there are any problems with the installation or think you’re being charged extra, you’ll always be able to go back to the written estimate and try to dispute the charges. I have some tips that will help you find a contractor so that you can get an accurate estimate.
In most cases though, it’s pretty straightforward getting a Silestone countertop installed and on the same afternoon that the workmen arrive with your new counter you’ll be able to start enjoying it.