Labradorite Countertop Cost


Written by:  Howmuchisit.org Staff
Last Updated:  August 20, 2018

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Labradorite, a semi-precious gemstone, has started to gain popularity over the years, often used as an alternative to the already popular granite countertops.

Aside from countertop usage, these slabs can also be used as a kitchen backsplash, sink material and even tile.

How much does labradorite cost per square foot?

Since labradorite counters are rather new to the market, it’s hard to find pricing online, but when we contacted a few manufacturers, they did note it was one of the most expensive countertop material on the market today and the costs would greatly vary depending on the slab size, the colors you wanted and who you purchased it from.  With these factors in mind, the costs could range anywhere from $55 to more than $170+ per square foot for just the material.   When talking with wholesalers, we did find quite the pricing discrepancy among most, hence the vast price range.

As this countertop material should be installed by a contractor, it’s hard to offer an estimate as to how much it could cost you since so many factors are involved such as your home setup and the complexity of the install.  For this reason, we recommend you use the free quote comparison tool — HomeAdvisor.com.  With this tool, you can explain your job, and with this information, licensed contractors in your area will contact you with a free, no-obligation quote.  No credit card is needed.

On this Houzz.com forum thread, for example, members talked about the quotes they received, with one person stating they paid as little as $30 wholesale, whereas another stated they were quoted as much as $200 per square foot, a quote that included installation.

The Wall Street Journal, in an interview with the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Gem Surfaces, noted that the labradorite counters were the most popular product and cost an average of $295 a square foot.

We did find one supplier online, SlabMarket.com, that listed two offerings at the time of this publishing for $22 to $40 per square foot.

Labradorite popular surface finish options

Labradorite popular color options

Labradorite thicknesses

Usually, manufacturers can customize thicknesses as per your request as well.

Tips to know

As labradorite can be used as jewelry, experts highly recommend you research your manufacturer before making the purchase as cheaper options will not make for a great slab since it can chip easier than granite.

As mentioned, since it can chip easier than granite materials, it’s highly advisable you hire a professional contractor to install it.


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