2020 Granite Countertops Cost Guide

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It is undeniable that custom granite countertops can highly increase the curb appeal in your kitchen and bathroom. It has amazing hardness and resistance against scratch and heat.

Likewise, the fine natural veinings and color transition of granite is completely stunning, the main reason why most homeowners are after it. Aside from enhancing aesthetics, you get a return on your investment from this lucrative stone countertop.

Average Cost of Granite Countertops

We have both expensive and cheap granite countertops for you to choose from for your remodeling. Typically, the average cost of installed granite kitchen countertops is between $50 to $200 per square foot. Meanwhile, its tile countertops cost between $5 to $15 per square foot.

Granite Cost for Different Level of Quality

Similar to other natural and engineered stone countertops, granite also has various levels based on its quality and intricacy of design. In the market, there are mostly five levels but for some, it can reach up to seven levels.

Granite Price Per Level

  • Level 1  – $40-$50
  • Level 2 – $50-$60
  • Level 3 – $55-$65
  • Level 4 – $65-$75
  • Level 5 – $75-$100

We can help you in choosing the most suitable quality that can match your preference and finances.

Granite Cost Based on Customization

The affordable granite in the market are those prefab types and are easy to install. The price for these types ranges from $45 to $115 per square foot. Meanwhile, the most expensive ones are the customized granite slabs with a worked edge. The installed price for these ones ranges from $175 to $250 per square foot.

Price Variation Based on Color

Granite countertops comes in different colors because of the presence of various minerals. The usual colors of granite include black, red, gold, white, and blue. Each of these colors can have different finishes such as leathered, honed, or polished finish. The finishes depend on your preference and how it fits your theme.

Blue Granite Countertops

Among these granite colors, the most pricey one is blue which range from $70 to $100 and higher per square foot. The Blue Bahia cost around $120 per square foot while the most affordable blue granite is Blue Eyes, that is, $45 per square foot.

Black Granite Countertops

For black granite countertops, the price usually falls between $20 to $70 per square foot. The Nordic Black is $70 per square foot and has the highest cost. Meanwhile, Black Galaxy and Premium Black are at the same price level, that is, $40 to $50 per square foot.

White Granite Countertops

In contrast, white granite countertops cost is more affordable than black granite. The average cost of the former is $40 to $60 per square foot. River White and  Blanco Romano are of the same price – $45 per square foot, while SnowFall hits at $60.

Gold Granite Countertops

This granite color is usually on a level two quality where price hits between $50 to $60 per square foot. The average price of this granite color is $40 to $75 per square foot where the most pricey one is Niagara Gold ($70-$75). Whereas, Venetian and Colonial Gold granite are of the same price at $40 per square foot.

Budget-Friendly Granite Remnants

If you are working on a tight budget for your small kitchen and bathroom remodeling, then granite remnants can be your suitable choice. These are leftover from the standard granite slabs with a parallel level of beauty and durability. The main setback will be irregular shape and dimension.

The average cost for granite remnants is between $10 to $35 per square foot. Commonly, this type stretches to 42 inches in length, still viable for your island, vanity tops, and kitchen countertops.

Installation Cost of Granite Kitchen Countertops

Aside from the quality and design of granite, the installation cost will affect the overall budget for your granite kitchen countertops. You need to consider this to prevent huge shortfall or overspending with your granite installation project.

We can further breakdown your granite installation cost into the following: custom edge, labor, sink cut-out, installation materials, and granite slab. The cost for edging and cutting a hole for your sink in your granite is $200 – $300 and $100, respectively.

Meanwhile, the cost for overall labor is between $400 to $1,000 and the materials hit at $100 to $200. In summary, you can expect a total budget between $2,000 to $4,000 for installing granite kitchen countertops.


We are a one-stop-shop for the fabrication, customization, and installation of your stone countertops. We specialized in marble, granite, and quartz countertops for your kitchen and bathroom remodeling.

We work with the leading stone suppliers in the industry to ensure your 100% satisfaction. We can efficiently workaround with your allocated budget and preferred stone and designs.

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