Concrete countertops have been coming into vogue for years, but they’re still a bit of a novelty. People often wonder if concrete is more expensive than other natural stone countertops like granite or marble. The answer is that it depends on you and your budget. If you’re looking for an affordable option that offers good quality, then concrete will be less expensive than most other types of materials out there today.
No, concrete countertops are not necessarily more expensive than other stone countertops
Concrete countertop prices vary widely, so it’s difficult to give a precise answer. The cost of concrete countertops can be as low as $20 per square foot for an average DIYer who does their own labor, or up to several hundred hundred dollars per square foot for a top-of-the-line professional finish.
The price difference between concrete and other stone countertops is largely due to the cost of finishing and polishing. Concrete takes effort to make it look good enough for use in your kitchen (or bathroom!). If you want a professional finish on your concrete counters, expect to pay more.
If you have the skills and tools and are prepared for some trial-and-error, concrete could be an economical choice. Otherwise, hiring a professional is your best option.
The price difference will be how much you pay for installation
Concrete countertops can be installed without seams, which means that not only is there less labor involved, but it will also save you money on materials. On the other hand, natural stone countertops are usually installed with seams due to their irregular shapes. This increases both your material costs and labor costs.
Concrete can be poured in place in your home which eliminates a lot of the labor costs
Concrete countertops can be poured in place. When installing stone slabs, the installer must cut each piece to fit around your cabinets and drawers. This often results in seams which may crack or chip over time due to expansion and contraction during hot and cold weather. Concrete counters are customizable eliminate this worry as they are poured in place with no need for seams or cutting by an installer. Concrete is also a very forgiving material that can be easily worked with using power tools.
In general, concrete is cheaper than stone.
Concrete countertops are less expensive than stone. This is one reason why concrete is a popular kitchen countertop material. In general, concrete countertops cost less than granite or marble because they’re easy to make and use less labor. But this doesn’t mean that you can’t get a high-quality piece of concrete at an affordable price!
Another way to save money when purchasing a slab for your kitchen remodel project is by opting for an unfinished surface instead of finished. Finish options usually add extra costs due to extra labor involved during fabrication.
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Concrete countertops are a great choice for many people. Concrete is durable, easy to clean, and can be installed without seams (which means no grout lines). It’s also an excellent choice if you’re looking for something more unique than granite or marble. If you have any questions give us a call, we’d be happy to answer them.