Why are Some Types of Granite More Expensive than Others?
Factors Impacting the Cost of Granite
When it comes to comparing the cost of natural or engineered granite worktops, you get what you pay for. With so many variables to consider, choosing one that is high quality should be at the top of your list. What makes some types of engineered granite more expensive than others? Here’s what you need to know to make the best decision for your home.
We all strive for good grades, don’t we? Here are the “A-B-Cs” on grading natural granite. Simply stated, there’s low-, mid-and high-end granite. Depending on the amount of soft minerals that are present will determine the grade, colour variations and durability. At Granite & Trend Transformations, we make our etherium™ by E-Stone surfaces in our manufacturing facility in Florida, which means we know everything we put into them and the quality you can expect. Our engineered surfaces are made of the highest quality materials mixed with ForeverSeal®, our own proprietary sealant which ensures the surfaces are nonporous, stain and scratch-resistant. (They never need regular sealing, like natural granite does.)
Thicker isn’t always better when it comes to engineered granite worktops. The granite worktops from Granite & Trend Transformations measure 0.6cm thick and pack a powerful punch when it comes to quality and durability. Unlike natural granite that is about 3cm thick, our granite worktops are sleek, durable and lightweight, making them easier to handle and install.
Colour can impact the cost when choosing granite worktops. Depending on the rarity and demand of the colour, you may end up paying a higher price. Granite & Trend Transformations worktops are priced competitively based on industry demand. Plus, our colour palettes constantly evolve, depending on industry trends and customer input, so homeowners like you can count on selecting from the most current colours and patterns to suit your décor.
You may not have given it much thought, but the type of edging you choose can drive up the costs of your granite worktops. Various edging options (like 0.6cm round, 0.6cm bevel or bullnose) can have an additional charge, so be sure to get the pricing for that upfront. Granite & Trend Transformations offers 0.6cm round and bevel-edge options.
Granite is harvested from countries around the world and regions here in the United States. Since granite is heavy, its country of origin can seriously impact the price of the slab due to high shipping costs. The granite from Granite & Trend Transformations comes from Europe and is manufactured in the United States.