Factors that affect granite countertop prices

When shopping for granite worktops, you
will notice that there are a number of different products from which
to choose. Each of which has its own price tag. If you are wondering
what exactly determines the price of that slab, here are the main


The grade or quality of the stone is
the top factor. The grade is determined by the porosity and natural
imperfections found in the stone. First Grade is the most expensive
while Commercial Quality is of the medium price range and Second
Grade is the cheapest option.

Supply and demand

This is a general principle in all
products and services. The greater the demand and the lower the
supply, the higher the price. A stone with certain rare qualities
will fetch a higher price because of the fact that it is in limited


This should come as no surprise because
thicker slabs mean that you are essentially buying more stone. The
thicker the slab, the higher the price and the more durable your
worktop. Thinner slabs might be cheaper but they are not as durable
as a thicker variety.


Smaller slabs are cheaper than larger
ones. If you have a large area to cover, you might want to consider
using several smaller slabs with seams in between. This will be a
cheaper option than one or two large slabs. If you are concerned
about the seams showing up, make sure that you choose a stone colour
and design that can help conceal this. For example, stone with
intricate veining patterns is better at hiding seams. If you are
unsure, ask your stone supplier.