How does the cost of different stone materials compare?

How does the cost of different stone materials compare?

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  • Cost comparison: Marble tends to be the most expensive, followed by quartzite, granite, and then quartz. Costs can vary significantly based on the type and quality of the stone.

When considering the cost of different stone countertop materials, several factors come into play, including the type of stone, its quality, rarity, thickness, and the complexity of the installation. Here’s a detailed comparison of the rough and average costs for granite, marble, quartz, soapstone, quartzite, and porcelain:


• Basic Granite: $40-$60 per square foot.
• Mid-Range Granite: $60-$100 per square foot.
• High-End Granite: $100-$200+ per square foot.

Factors Influencing Cost

• Rarity and origin of the stone.
• Color and pattern complexity.
• Thickness of the slab.
• Edge profiles and custom features.


• Basic Marble: $50-$70 per square foot.
• Mid-Range Marble: $70-$120 per square foot.
• High-End Marble: $120-$250+ per square foot.

Factors Influencing Cost:

• Type of marble (Carrara, Calacatta, Statuario, etc.).
• Veining and color consistency.
• Slab size and thickness.
• Custom edges and finishes.



• Basic Quartz: $50-$70 per square foot.
• Mid-Range Quartz: $70-$100 per square foot.
• High-End Quartz: $100-$200+ per square foot.

Factors Influencing Cost:

• Brand and manufacturer.
• Color and pattern uniformity.
• Thickness of the slab.
• Special finishes or textures.



• Basic Soapstone: $70-$100 per square foot.
• Mid-Range Soapstone: $100-$150 per square foot.
• High-End Soapstone: $150-$200+ per square foot.

Factors Influencing Cost:

• Origin and quality of the stone.
• Color variations and veining.
• Thickness and custom edges.



• Basic Quartzite: $70-$100 per square foot.
• Mid-Range Quartzite: $100-$150 per square foot.
• High-End Quartzite: $150-$200+ per square foot.

Factors Influencing Cost:

• Rarity and origin.
• Natural veining and patterns.
• Thickness and special finishes.

Porcelain (e.g., Dekton)


• Basic Porcelain: $60-$100 per square foot.
• Mid-Range Porcelain: $100-$150 per square foot.
• High-End Porcelain: $150-$200+ per square foot.

Factors Influencing Cost:

• Brand and manufacturer.
• Design and color options.
• Thickness and size of the slab.
• Customization and installation complexity.

Installation Costs

Installation costs can vary widely depending on the complexity of the job, the region, and the specific contractor. On average, installation can add $30-$70 per square foot to the overall cost. Factors that affect installation costs include:

  • Removing old countertops.
  • Preparing the cabinetry.
  • Custom edges and cutouts (e.g., for sinks and cooktops).
  • Seaming and joining multiple slabs.
  • Transportation and handling of heavy stone slabs.


  •  Most Affordable Options: Basic granite, marble, and quartz tend to be more affordable.
  • Mid-Range Options: Mid-range granite, marble, quartz, soapstone, and porcelain offer a balance of cost and quality.
  • High-End Options: High-end granite, marble, quartzite, and porcelain are the most expensive, often due to their rarity and unique patterns.

When planning your budget, consider both the cost of the materials and the installation to get a full picture of the overall investment for your new countertops. These prices are rough averages and can vary based on specific circumstances.


At MeVa Granite Ltd, we’ve compiled answers to common countertop questions. Our goal is to provide unbiased information without promoting specific brands. We want to simplify your decision-making process when choosing the right countertop for your kitchen. Our FAQ covers material advantages, maintenance, and more to help you make informed choices that match your style and budget. We believe informed consumers make the best decisions.

Explore our FAQ for countertop insights. If you have more questions or need personalized guidance, feel free to reach out. Your satisfaction is our priority.

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