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How Much Do Stone Worktops Cost?

Are you considering stone worktops for your kitchen but wondering about the costs involved? At R.O Surfaces, we understand sometimes that price is a significant factor when choosing the perfect worktop. But not all prices are comparing apples with apples so if you have a couple of prices and they are vastly different ask the company why, there will be reasons.

In this blog, we'll break down the factors influencing the costs associated with different types of stone worktops, including marble, granite, quartzite, ceramic, and quartz. We'll also discuss how various elements can affect the final price.

Our price range is done from 1-10 with 10 being the most expensive.

Marble Worktops

Marble is synonymous with luxury and outstanding beauty. However, this elegance comes at a price. Factors influencing the cost include the rarity of the marble, its thickness, where the quarry is, the quality of the block and the complexity of the installation. Custom features like sinks made from the same marble or detailed edge profiling can also add to the cost

Marble price ranges from 3 - 10

Granite Worktops

Granite is a hugely popular choice due to its durability and variety of colors.

With some stunning colours granite has traditionally been the go to for stone worktops. The price can vary based on the quality of the stone, its origin, and the amount of labor required for installation. Unique patterns and rare colors will be on the higher end of the price spectrum.

Granite price ranges from 1 - 8

Quartzite Worktops

Quartzite offers the stunning appearance of marble with the durability of granite. It's a high-end material that often costs more due to its unique beauty and limited availability.

With many exotic looking stones its no wonder why quartzite worktops are becoming the number one choice for natural stone lovers who want to make a statement in their new kitchen

Additional costs may arise from custom edges, integrated sinks floating shelves etc

Quartzite price range 3-10

Ceramic Worktops

Ceramic worktops, such as those from brands like Dekton and Laminam, are gaining popularity for their modern look and durability. The cost depends on the brand, design, and installation complexity. High-quality ceramics with intricate patterns or large slab sizes will be more . build ups for instance a 12mm worktop made to look like 80mm will be a lot more costly because a huge amount of extra labour and machine time involved. This is where quotes will vary hugely from company to company too but pretty much all of the best fabricators in the UK and ireland will be around the same price, this is where thte buyer should beware as there are a lot of fabricators that wont charge accordingly to get the job and not leave a satisfactory finish or even worse cut corners that you the end user cant see which will lead to failure further down the line.

Ceramic / Porcelain price range 3 - 10

Quartz Worktops

Quartz worktops, such as those from Silestone, Terra stone etc offer a blend of beauty and practicality. The price varies based on the brand, color, and pattern. Engineered stone with unique veining or colors that mimic natural stones like marble will be at the higher end of the price range.

Quartz price range 2-8

Factors Influencing Stone Worktop Costs

  1. Material Quality: Higher quality stones with unique patterns or colors will cost more.

  2. Thickness: Thicker slabs are more expensive

  3. Edge Profiles: Custom edge profiles, such as ogee or bullnose, can increase costs.

  4. Integrated Sinks: Sinks made from the same stone add to the price due to additional labor and material.

  5. Installation Complexity: Complex installations with multiple cutouts or unique designs will be more expensive.

  6. Fabrication details: The more complex the job the more costly it will be a job with 100mm drop mitres to all surfaces with a custom made sink and full height splashback would cost significantly more than a small L shape with 1 join and nothing else

Stone vs. Other Surfaces

Stone worktops are generally more expensive than alternatives like wood or laminate. However, the investment in stone is worthwhile for its durability, beauty, and the value it adds to your home. Unlike wood and laminate, stone worktops can last a lifetime with proper care.

Why Choose R.O Surfaces?

At R.O Surfaces, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality stone worktops tailored to your specific needs. Our yard, "Little Italy," is stocked with the finest natural stones from around the world. We offer full-scale renders and layouts for larger projects, ensuring that your vision becomes a reality. Our reputation for quality and customer care is unmatched, making us the number one choice for stone worktops in the North East, including Northumberland, Teesside, and Cumbria.

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By choosing R.O Surfaces, you’re not just getting a worktop; you're investing in a piece of art that will enhance your kitchen for years to come.

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