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WHAT IS THE COST OF A NEW COUNTERTOP?

We all want to make our homes neat and organized. One way to do so is to put countertops in our kitchen, bathroom, or bar counters to make our home look better.

Countertops can be made from different materials, ranging from wood, granite, to concrete and even manmade resins.

Countertops can be made from different materials, ranging from wood, granite, to concrete and even manmade resins.

So what is the cost of a new countertop?

Stone countertops such as natural stone, quartz resin or engineered stone and granite usually cost $4 to $150 per square foot, or $120 to $4,500 for a 30 square foot kitchen countertop. On the other hand, stone tiles would cost from $4 to $20 per square foot while slab stone countertops range from $50 to $150 per square foot.

If you are looking for solid surface countertops, these are sold between $7 to $30 per square foot. For a typical kitchen, this would amount to $1,200 to $2,400. Tile countertops cost between $1 to $255 per square foot or $30 to $7,650 for a kitchen.

Countertops made of wood typically cost between $30 to $105 per square foot or $900 to $3,150 for your kitchen. If you are searching for laminated countertops, you would need around $7 to $30 per square foot. For your kitchen, the amount is between $210 to $900, which is less expensive than that of wooden countertops.

If you want to have high specialty materials for your countertop such as copper, concrete, and steel, you would need between $75 to $200 per square foot. If you intend to use this for your kitchen the amount could range from $2,250 to $6,000.

Take note that most slab-style countertops are cut and shaped to the homeowner’s or contractor’s specifications. This is usually done by a fabricator. The fabricator shapes the outer edges; cuts sink holes and even cuts your countertop into pieces which would fit through tight spaces or doorways.

You can ask for a professional installation of a countertop, which usually covers pre-installation measurement, preparation of counters, leveling, shimming, installation of the countertop, cleanup, and final inspection.

There might be additional costs for the following: (1) Backsplashes or short vertical finishing piece which backs onto the walls behind each counter. This can also come as a fancy edge shaping like a bevel or bullnose; sink cutouts; unusual curves or corners; coloring; and even high end finishes. Backsplashes may cost tens to hundreds of dollars.

If you have higher maintenance countertops like wood, concrete, granite, and natural stones, there are also additional costs for regular waxing and annual resealing.

Countertops such as wood, concrete, granite and other natural stones which need maintenance like regular waxing and annual resealing would also have additional costs.

This is an article written by the author of HowMuchIsIt.org, a website where you can find the cost of just about anything like the average Bathroom Remodel Cost.


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