How Much Should You Pay for Granite Countertops?

Posted on Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 by Arch City Granite

So you’ve decided to replace your countertops with granite. It’s a good choice. Not only are natural stone countertops beautiful to look at, they’re durable, long-lasting, easy to clean, and add value to your home.

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But, how much can you expect to pay for them? What’s the average cost of granite countertops, and how can you get the most for your money?

Pricing Granite Countertops

Granite countertops are sold by the square foot. Depending on where you get your granite and how much area you need to cover, it can get a bit pricey. While it does increase your home’s resale value, you still don’t want to spend an exorbitant amount.

The average granite countertop will cost between $50 and $100 per square foot. Including installation costs, it can run as high as $200 per square foot. With a counter size of, say, 50 or 60 feet, that can turn into a fair amount of money.

One major factor in the cost of granite countertops is the thickness of the granite. A standard granite slab is about one and a quarter inches thick. But if you get a thinner slab of three quarters of an inch, it will still be long-lasting and easy to clean, but at a cheaper price.

Another way to reduce the cost is to use granite tiles instead of a granite slab. With fine enough grout lines, granite tiles can blend together so seamlessly that it looks like a single piece. But as compared to a heftier price tag attached to granite slabs, tile costs up to 60 percent less.

Arch City Granite Countertops

There’s another way to reduce the cost of granite countertops as well: Get your granite from Arch City Granite & Marble, Inc. Instead of $50 or more per square foot, we’ll install your countertops for as little as $39.99 per square foot, with purchase of at least 45 square feet. Additionally, we’ll give you a free 15 year sealer for stain protection, which would ordinarily cost about $300 more, plus a free edge upgrade, which can cost up to $400.

Arch City Granite is the best way to get the granite countertops you want and increase the overall value of your home, without breaking the bank. Plus, they look amazing, and last forever. To learn more about the cost of granite countertops, contact our stone experts for an estimate, or just visit one of our showrooms in St. Louis or O’Fallon. No appointment is necessary.

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