If you are looking to renovate or redecorate your kitchen in a new and modern style, you need to look at the decor, but also the work surface you are planning on using. Old surfaces can look tired, breed bacteria, and basically pull the overall appearance of your kitchen space down; for that reason, looking at purchasing a new work surface is one of the best ways to breathe new life into your kitchen and spruce it up no end.
Quartz is one of the most popular types of kitchen countertop on the market currently, and that is for many reasons, mainly because it is hard-wearing, durable, is available in many different colours, designs, and finishes, and also contains around 90-95% actual quartz, so you know are you getting quality at the same time, with not much else added in. Quartz is also known to be resistant to bacteria, so from a health point of view, you are getting major benefit here, especially if you have young children in the house, or anyone with a reduced immune system.
So, How Much Can You Expect to Pay For a Quartz Slab Countertop?
The price of quartz for your kitchen worktop really depends on many different factors, such as:
- The size of the kitchen countertop you are needing, prices will generally be by square foot;
- The grade of the quartz you choose – a higher grade will cost more;
- The colour of the quartz you choose – muted and regular colours/finishes will be cheaper than more bespoke designs and patterns, so give this some thought if you’re wanting to save cash;
- Where you purchase your countertop from – every store will generally be slightly different, and it depends on whether they are going to install it for you, in which case you are going to pay more, any added extras, whether they are charging you cost price only, or whether you are lucky and land upon a good sale time.
Generally speaking however, in London you can expect to pay around £45-70 per square foot of quartz for your kitchen, but this price does include installation. Installation is always a better bet than trying to do it yourself, especially if you are paying a large amount of money for something. The average kitchen worktop is around 40 square feet for a large kitchen, so that means you are looking at a figure of somewhere between £1800-2800 for your quartz worktop, again, including installation charges.
Is it worth it?
It’s a very personal choice, and a question that really only you can answer, but in terms of quality and durability, quartz is certainly one of the top choices. If you go for a manufacturer that is extremely well known in the industry, you are probably going to pay a little more, but you get extras in with that price, such as warranty and a higher quartz percentage, which means you are getting extra quality.
You really do get what you pay for, and if you’re going to make a large investment such as this, it is probably better spending just a little bit more, to ensure your new kitchen worktop not only lasts you for a long time, but stays in the top condition it was in when it was installed.