How Much Do Caesarstone Countertops Cost?
Caesarstone countertops generally aren’t a name that you hear pop up when you set out to search for countertop material. Caesarstone originally came from Israel, and has become one of the largest quartz based countertop surfaces in the world. When it comes down to determining the price, the final finish will greatly effect the price, as well as other various factors.
How much is it?
- Since there are so many color groups that you can choose from, this is going to greatly influence the price. On average, Caesarstone is going to cost anywhere from $50 to as much as $81 per square foot.
- For a basic based quality, plan on spending anywhere from $50 to $60. For something in-between, the price can range from $58 to $66 per square foot. For the best quality based Caesarstone countertop, the price can be upwards of $80 per square foot.
- A quartz slab itself that isn’t fabricated can range from $20 to $30 per square foot.
- Major retailers such as IKEA sell quartz based countertops. Their prices vary anywhere from $50 to $75 per square foot.
What is going to be included?
- Depending on where the countertop is purchased, some may include the pre-cut measurements, while others may include the slab.
- Some companies h0ld specials where they include a free sink if you choose their package that includes both the countertops and installation.
- Some companies may also include free installation in their pricing.
- If a professional contractor is chosen for the installation job, the kitchen countertops will be measured, cut at the factory and hand delivered. Once delivered, these countertops will be installed.
What are the extra costs?
- Most companies won’t fabricate, or include the installation into the countertops itself. Most labor / fabrication will start $100, and work it’s way up depending on the size of the job itself.
- Depending on your kitchen shape and size, many companies will want you to purchase a new kitchen sink, in order to fit perfectly with the countertop itself. These sinks can start at $200+
- If older countertops have to be removed and disposed of, additional fees may apply depending on the package chosen.
- A backsplash if considered will be considered an additional cost.
Tips to know:
- If you’re unsure of how to install countertops, it’s wise to highly consider a professional installer. Check with the local BBB as well as ask friends and families for referrals for a reliable installer.
- Be sure to consider other grades of countertops as the quality and pricing is widely going to vary. Many home and bath showrooms have books and hundreds of samples. This is a great way to touch and feel what the countertops would feel and look like if they were installed in your home.
How can I save money?
- Consider using sites such as Service Magic to gather quotes from contractors in your area.
- Stores such as IKEA and Home Depot hold sales all the time. Take advantage of special promotions, or keep your eyes peeled.
- Countertop based manufactures commonly have deals that include free installation, free sinks and more. Keep your eyes peeled in the paper to see what kind of deals that you can take advantage of.