The best countertop for the modern kitchen will be one that fits your particular lifestyle. Granite is a popular kitchen countertop material and Austin homeowners are topping the kitchen cabinet, the bath vanity cabinet, or even the outdoor kitchen BBQ with granite. I’ve listed the pros and cons of granite countertops in another sheet.
I suspect, however, because you’re here and we’re a granite installer that you’ve decided, you like granite. The next big question then becomes how much do granite countertops cost and can I afford them?
GRANITE COUNTERTOP PRICING
I know that you’d like to hear that we can give you a granite price per square foot right now, right here. Please bear with me, granite countertops vary because granite countertops price per square foot depends on many factors, including rarity, color, and fabrication costs such as the edge profile, sink type, backsplash and polish that may drive up the cost of your granite countertops.
Are inexpensive granite countertops possible? The answer is that granite countertops are not that expensive as long as you’re not looking at exotics. We send our customers to our local granite wholesaler to pick out their own slab and then we perform all of the fabrication and granite installation ourselves according to the specifications for your particular granite countertop installation. To give you a better idea of the cost of granite countertops, please visit our pricing page and it will give you an idea of where granite usually lands.
Be aware that companies may advertise cheap granite countertop installation and wholesale granite countertops and then offset the price of the granite installation by not including pricing for the backsplash, edge profile, or limiting you to only a low quality granite. With Austin Kitchen and Bath there won’t be any surprises.
Austin Kitchen and Bath has been working with homeowners to install granite countertops in the Austin metro area for decades. Call 512.250.5829 for an expert walk through.
WHERE DOES GRANITE COME FROM?
Granite countertops hail from all over the world. A lot of them come from South America area but not all of them. Some come from across the pond in Europe and Africa. Some granite countertops even come from right here in North America.
Some of the exotic granite countertops come from South America. When you go to a granite yard, the tag will tell you the country from which it originated from. Some granite yards even own their own quarries where they have the exclusive rights of the granite that comes out of that area. Most granite yards buy from the same areas though and that is why you see the same granites at different yards.
At Austin Kitchen and Bath, one of the options is a granite countertop from Texas granite. You can see our local granite West of Austin, at Enchanted Rock, where we have a huge, pink granite exfoliation dome, that rises 425 feet above ground, 1,825 feet above sea level, and covers 640 acres. It is the second largest batholith (underground rock formation uncovered by erosion) in the United States. The view is incredible from the top and it is one of my favorite nature areas. Enchanted Rock granite is not mined, however this same type of beautiful Texas pink granite can be used for your own, truly Texan countertop.