Slab Countertop Cost

How much does it cost to install slab countertops?

Luxurious and elegant, stone slab countertops come in a wide array of stone types, styles and thicknesses. Some popular types of stone slab consist of granite, marble and limestone/travertine.

If you are planning to invest in a stone slab countertop, it would be wise to hire a professional contractor.

According to Hanley Wood, the average kitchen is sized at roughly 200 square feet, and contains around thirty linear feet of cabinetry and countertops.

In this scenario we will examine the costs of the professional installation of a stone slab granite countertop of thirty linear feet. According to a report by The Florida Times Union slab granite costs between $70-$150 per linear foot including installation. In this example ,we have chosen granite at a price of $100 per linear foot. This amounts to $3000 for a 30 linear foot countertop.

Cost breakdown

The price includes the cost of the slab itself, material and supplies, as well as labor. Labor generally involves taking measurements, preparing the area, the installation of the granite slab, edging, polishing and sealing, as well as cleanup.

Typically a quote consists of 70% for labor and 30% for materials and supplies. In this scenario $900 would consist of the materials and $2100 for the labor.

Enhancement and improvement costs

Costs of installing stone slab countertops can be increased by a variety of additional factors: fabrication complexity, type of edging, special treatments, customized cuts as well as additions such as sinks, etc.

The price for fancy edging can cost up to $20 per linear feet more than standard edging.

Installing an under-mounted sink will cost about $300.

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Labor cost by city and zip code

Compared to national average
Akron, OH
-6%
Anchorage, AK
+35%
Athens, GA
-9%
Aurora, IL
+21%
Austin, TX
+13%
Bakersfield, CA
-6%
Cape Coral, FL
-9%
Chandler, AZ
-2%
Cheney, WA
-19%
Chicago, IL
+40%
Clarksville, TN
-13%
Clovis, CA
-6%
Colorado Springs, CO
-3%
Denver, CO
+1%
Duluth, GA
+16%
El Cajon, CA
+8%
Escondido, CA
+9%
Euless, TX
+5%
Fresno, CA
-6%
Fullerton, CA
+22%
Garland, TX
+8%
Gilbert, AZ
-2%
Hawthorne, CA
+9%
Hemet, CA
-6%
Hesperia, CA
-1%
Houston, TX
+24%
Huntsville, AL
-17%
Indianapolis, IN
+6%
Irvine, CA
+23%
Jersey City, NJ
+23%
Joliet, IL
+25%
Lafayette, LA
+20%
Lakewood, CA
+16%
Las Vegas, NV
+7%
Lawton, OK
-38%
Lena, MS
-37%
Little Rock, AR
0%
Livermore, CA
+35%
Long Beach, CA
+16%
Los Angeles, CA
+11%
Louisville, KY
-7%
Memphis, TN
+11%
Miami, FL
+1%
Midland, TX
-15%
Mobile, AL
-8%
Modesto, CA
-12%
New York, NY
+77%
Newington, CT
+23%
Newport News, VA
-12%
Oklahoma City, OK
-12%

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