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Rating TableCountertop Product Comparison Chart - Pricing and Installation Notes
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Excellent51. Material & install costs may vary between manufactures, complexity, size of the project, number of seams, travel distance to the site.
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Above Average42. Estimates typically require an in-home consultation to measure that are normally free, as the travel cost and sales commissions are built into the selling price.
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Average33. In-home consultations are often accompanied by extra charges that were not included in the estimate. Expect to pay an additional 5% - 14% more for add-ons
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Below Average24. Estimated costs reflected above includes all typical costs for levelling, sink cut-out, deck mounted fixture cut-outs, seam joining and edge fabrication.
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Poor15. Countertop installation costs will increase if you live in a condominium or within major metropolitan areas.
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Not Available 06. You will save money if you are flexible on project scheduling, as most countertop companies will reduce their prices during slow periods to keep from laying off fabricators or installers.
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Countertop Materials
Price Range
Over-allResaleWarrantyLow FlexSeamsScratchHeat StainFadeResistantEasyRepairUndermountFull Height Requires
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Product Comparison Study per Sq. Ft.
Performance
Return& ServiceWeight PropertiesQualityResistantResistantAbility to Resistantto Nail Polishto Ability & SinkBack splashPeriodic
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August 1, 2012(Installed) Score(after 3 yrs)10 yrs +Risk (Material)
(after 2 yrs)
(Knife)
(Hot Grease Pan)
Remove(Sun Light) Remover Maintain
Appearance
AppearanceAppearanceSealing
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Natural Stone
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Granite Over-Lay 3/8 in (Italy) $49 - $5990%444445545554552 yrs
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Granite 3/4 in - 2cm (Brazil & India)
$65 - $9074%442135535534441 - 2 yrs
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Granite Pre-Fab (China) $50 - $6560%312133535324431 yrs
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Soapstone$60 - $7056%333131443323336 months
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Granite 1 1/4 in - 3cm (China)
$70 - $120
51%411123425324226 months
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Marble$60 - $9036%212131113221231 - 2 year
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Concrete$65 - $8730%111111222322202 months
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Man-Made Stone
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Corian, Silstone, Hanstone$50 - $8071%34455122424554N/A
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Meganite$35 - $6067%24455122324445N/A
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Engineered Over-Lay 1/4 in $62 - $9066%34553422225324N/A
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Quartz Over-Lay 1/2 in$56 - $7666%34343422225354N/A
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Quartz 3/4 in - 2cm$60 - $8063%34333422225344N/A
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Quartz 1 1/4 in - 3cm$75 - $9557%34223422225333N/A
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Wood Materials
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Solid Wood (Butcher Block) $30 - $5044%21432121343221Yes
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Formica$13 - $2840%21552111323110N/A
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Laminate$22 - $3841%21552212214110N/A
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Other
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Stainless Steel
$80 - $120
63%21552153533225N/A
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Tile with Grout$10 - $1951%113213325423156 months
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Recycled Glass$65 - $9851%31321114544115N/A
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Spray-On$17 - $2146%11555112212510N/A
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