# FREE Quartz Countertops Calculator 380,672 estimates and counting!

## Step #1:

Gather Measurements, grab a tape measure, a piece of paper and a pencil or pen.

## Step #2:

input the measurements into the estimator or calculate the square footage on paper with this equation.

## Step #3:

You will receive your instant estimate via email. A local representative may contact you for more details and provide a more accurate quote. If you don't receive any contact either the email generated to you was blocked or we don't have a partner to review in your area.

## Costs of Countertops

Explain the cost variations:

## Natural Stone.

Natural stone is harvested from the earth. Some material are more exotic than others. Some Material is in higher demand than others. Some material is more difficult to handle and install.

## Man-made Surfaces. "Engineered Stone" (Stone term is used loosly )

#### Quartz (caesarstone, msi surface. hanstone, and many more brands)Countertop Cost Per Square foot between \$50 to \$250

Branding is the greatest cost factor. Warranty of the surface is also a differentiator.

#### Solid Surface (Silestone, wilsonart and many more brands ) Countertop Cost Per Square foot between \$45 to \$170

These products used some recycled materials such as glass/sand/ shells and other materials mixed with polymers to hold them together and for the shape. Brand is a cost variation and warrantee.

#### Laminate Countertop Cost Per Square foot between \$30 to \$90

You could do this with some basic carpentry skills. As soon as your paying for labor the cost jump significantly.

#### Tile Countertop Cost Per Square foot between \$20 to \$90

aw the 80's want their countertops back.. before "microbes" went mainstream. every seam and the areas of grout lines have the potential to house microbes. this makes these surfaces very hard to clean properly. This could be DIY which cuts a lot of the labor costs.

#### Porcelain Countertop Cost Per Square foot between \$70 to \$120

This is a tile like treatment that eliminates the seams and the microb Jungle. Specialty tooling required and handling of the material for install.

## Other countertop Material

#### Concrete Countertop Cost Per Square foot between \$60 to \$250

Labor intensive, Possible DIY.

#### Stainless Steel Countertop Cost Per Square foot between \$60 to \$150

one color... limited aesthetic applications.

## Pricing of Custom Countertops

Many factors contribute to the costs of your custom countertops. Here we will review many factors that go into the costs associated with your custom countertops.

## Top 5 Factors that affect your countertop costs

#### #1 Material Costs

This is by far the larger factor in the cost of custom Countertops. The price of a slab of uba tube or dallas white is much lower than a slab of iceberg quartzite. This is due to the costs associated with making this material available to you. Just like the difference between a Kia car and a Bentley.

#### #2 Countertop Sales process

If you require a fancy showroom, Additional designer services, faster service you may find that you will pay a premium for these additional benefits.

#### #3 Countertop Fabrication costs

The more work required to complete the custom countertops the more the project will costs. Waterfall edges are all the rage. Thes edges increase manufacturing time, job complexity and installation time. This will add significant costs to the labor side of the project. Companies that have invested in automation and templating for accuracy also may cost more but the chances that the end product will be more accurate and less issues with installations are worth any additional cost.

#### Complexity of countertop installation

4 flights of stairs in narrow hallways

## How are Quartz countertops Priced for Estimate?

### Step #1 measurements for Square Footage

The amount of material required for your countertop Surface area. To calculate the square footage required for your countertops we need a measuring tape and a note pad. Sketch the simple shapes of your countertop on a piece of paper and then let's start measuring. Write down your measurements in inches.. this is important to the next step. Round up measurements to the next inch . eg. if you have 38 1/2 inches use 39 for the measurement.

At this point you can use the instant estimator to input the pieces or ...

### Step #2 Math Urgh!

Now we need to total up the surface area based on these measurements. This is not too hard .. so here we go. Take each area as squares and multiply the length times the width. this will give you square inches. Then divide that number by 144 to give you square feet. add all your pieces together to get the total square feet of the project.

Enter this number into the Quartz estimator to save time as the known square footage.

### Step #3 Material Selection

The cost of the selected material varies a lot. Some granites are very inexpensive (as low as \$29/sf in some areas of the country) and some quartzites are extremely expensive (up to as high as \$200/sf ) and everything in between. The estimator has some basic price points that you can use to ballpark the estimate. Seen Below.

### Step #4 Additional Quartz Countertop Costs

#### Some additional Factors to consider:

• Sink cutout costs vary depending on what you need and want. If you have more than 1 sink cut out this is also a consideration. Cooktop cutouts do not have to be polished. Polishing edges for undermount sinks can increase costs. The more you need the more this will cost.
• Complexity of installation environment.. If you live on the 3rd floor without an elevator then this can add additional man power required. If a complicated entry requires changes to the size of a pieces that may enter. All these factors are typically identifed at template and can't be factored into this Quartz estimator.
• Distance to location: Most Quartz fabricators will have a standard distance they will travel. If your location is outside this distance you might see trip charges to cover the additional expenses. Again this can't be factored into the estimator.
• Edging: the more complicated the edging the more man hours it will take to finish. These costs are typically charged by the linear foot. The estimator does not factor a fee for edging and assumes that you will select a free edge or a less expensive edge.
The Instant Quartz Countertops Estimator will help you get an idea of what the costs will be. When a local partner is available they will contact you to go over some of the additional details to help provide you with a more accurate Quartz estimate.

## This video shows you how the new instant countertop Estimator works.

The new Countertop Estimator makes inputting your measurements a couple clicks of a mouse and you can share a visual representation of your countertops and receive a free consultation from a local representative with no obligation.

NOTE: All  Quartz estimates are non binding and are subject to the terms and conditions when your estimate is processed.

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