What affects the price of the granite countertops?
Installing a granite worktop as most of the people know is a bit costly as compared to the other countertop materials available, but it still holds reign over the market due to its unique and unparalleled properties. Now considering the fact that the costs of the granite slabs vary among themselves, let us do a quick analysis of the various factors that affect their prices.
Grade of Granite- Granites, based on their porosity, natural imperfections (blotches and veins) found in their pattern and colour are classified into various grades which are then priced accordingly.
•Grade I- Most expensive
•Commercial Quality- Medium price range
•Grade II- Cheapest form available
Market Demand- This is a general rule of stone market and is prevalent for even quartz worktops. The price of the stone depends on its pattern or texture; for example pure black granite worktops would be priced more than a black worktop with patches, freckles or vein patterns.
Thickness- Without requiring much explanation, it is understood that thicker slabs are more expensive in comparison to the ones with smaller width as they are considered stronger than thin stone slabs.
Size- If you wish to have a single slab installed in your kitchen as worktop than you would probably have to shell out more money as opposed to installing two slabs joined in the middle. This is because a single piece is considered to be of more sturdy nature and provides consistent colour and pattern, which is not usually possible with joint worktops (unless, it is of a uniform texture or colour).
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