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Are Quartz Countertops Expensive?

For all of you that are wondering “Is quartz countertops expensive?” the answer is no, considering the value that you’ll get from them.

Sure, you can get laminate countertops at a much better price, but they certainly won’t be able to stand the test of time like a quartz countertop will. When you consider value for the money, quartz composite countertops are a wise investment.

Quartz versus granite countertops

Prices for quartz countertops are approximately the same as what you would expect to pay for a granite countertop. Both are running at about $50 – $100 for a square foot of material. The cost will differ, however, according to the quality of the quartz countertop itself. While most of these countertops are 97% quartz and only 3% resin, there are some that have a lower content of quartz that will cost less. Of course, these countertops won’t be as aesthetic as the ones containing almost all quartz and tend to look quite synthetic.

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What Do They Cost?

There can be quite a price variation between quartz countertops from one manufacturer to another and from one supplier to the next. As well, you’ll want to keep a good eye out for sales that may be running from local suppliers or even from companies that may be selling countertops on the Internet.

You’ll also want to keep in mind that the cost of installation will vary. Most manufacturers will provide a cost estimate for the installation and some countertops include the price of installation with the materials.

If you are getting a quote for a countertop made of quartz be sure to find out whether the estimate includes installation or whether it is extra. Then you’ll be able to do a cost comparison between companies and manufacturers. Read these tips to find countertop installers in your are that will do a quality installation at a low price.

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You’ll also want to make sure that you are comparing apples to apples and that the countertops contain equal amounts of quartz in them. If you see a big difference in price it may be due to the quality of materials being used to manufacture the countertop.

Don’t forget to take a look at the warranty either. A good warranty will cover your new countertop for anywhere from 10 – 15 years and will also cover the cost of repairs or a replacement due to a manufacturing defect. It’s important to note here as well that most warrantees will not cover a countertop that has not been professionally installed.

Brands of quartz countertops: Caesarstone, Hanstone, Zodiaq, Silestone, and Ikea

Is quartz countertops expensive? When you consider the cost of having to replace a laminate countertop every few years because of staining,  it certainly is worth every penny spent. Not only that, you’ll be able to appreciate and enjoy the beauty of quartz that with care can last a lifetime.

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