The best countertop for the modern kitchen will be one that fits your particular lifestyle. Granite is a popular kitchen countertop material and Austin homeowners are topping the kitchen cabinet, the bath vanity cabinet, or even the outdoor kitchen BBQ with granite. I've listed the pros and cons of granite below, along with a gallery of granite colors from our local wholesaler.
I suspect, however, because you're here and we're a granite installer that you’ve decided, you like granite. The next big question then becomes how much do granite countertops cost and can I afford them?
Granite Countertop Pricing
I know that you’d like to hear that we can give you a granite price per square foot right now, right here. Please bear with me, granite countertop prices vary because granite countertops price per square foot depends on many factors, including rarity, color, and fabrication costs such as the edge profile, sink type, backsplash and polish that may drive up the cost of your granite countertops prices.
Are inexpensive granite countertops possible? The answer is that granite countertops are not that expensive as long as you’re not looking at exotics. We send our customers to our local granite wholesaler to pick out their own slab and then we perform all of the fabrication and granite installation ourselves according to the specifications for your particular granite countertop installation.
Be aware that companies may advertise cheap granite countertop installation and wholesale granite countertops and then offset the price of the granite installation by not including pricing for the backsplash, edge profile, or limiting you to only a low quality granite. With Austin Kitchen and Bath there won’t be any surprises.
Austin Kitchen and Bath has been working with homeowners to install granite countertops in the Austin metro area for decades. Call 512.250.5829 for an expert walk through.
| If granite defines your perfect choice for a counter top material, check out the local option of Texas granite.
Texas pink granite, called Sunset Red, is mined West of Austin near Marble Falls. This distinctive pink and black rock was used in the construction of the Texas State Capitol in Austin and can be used in your home as a counter material too.
At Austin Kitchen and Bath, one of the options is a granite countertop from Texas granite. You can see our local granite West of Austin, at Enchanted Rock, where we have a huge, pink granite exfoliation dome, that rises 425 feet above ground, 1,825 feet above sea level, and covers 640 acres. It is the second largest batholith (underground rock formation uncovered by erosion) in the United States. The view is incredible from the top and it is one of my favorite nature areas. Enchanted Rock granite is not mined, however this same type of beautiful Texas pink granite can be used for your own, truly Texan countertop.
Won't scratch easily, resistant to stains, heat and water if sealed, non porous if sealed, low-maintenance, high resale value, lots of color options.Can be filled with color-matching epoxy or resin if damaged. Slab remnants can save you big money if your project is smaller.
Porous rock. Seal granite and yearly waxing required to maintain the seal. Must be purchased by the slab, therefore you may have to purchase more than you need.