How much do quartz countertops cost?
$50 – $200 cost per square foot installed
$1,500 – $8,000 average total cost installed (30 – 40 SF)
Average quartz countertops cost
Quartz countertops cost $50 to $200 per square foot installed or $1,500 to $8,000 for an average-sized kitchen. Caesarstone brand quartz costs $50 to $100 per square foot and Cambria brand quartz costs $60 to $125 per square foot installed. White and Calacatta quartz countertops are the most popular.
|Kitchen size||Countertop square footage||Average cost installed|
|Small kitchen (70 – 100 SF)||20 – 30||$1,000 – $6,000|
|Average kitchen (100 – 200 SF)||30 – 40||$1,500 – $8,000|
|Large kitchen (200+ SF)||40 – 60||$2,000 – $12,000|
Quartz countertops cost per square foot
Quartz countertop prices depend on the quality. The quartz grade is determined by the slab color, visible defects, and percentage of minerals and resin. Higher grade slabs cost more but withstand everyday wear and tear better.
|Quartz level||Cost per square foot installed||Features|
|High-quality (First Choice)||$90 – $200||
|Mid-quality (Commercial Grade)||$75 – $110||
|Low-quality (Second Choice)||$50 – $95||
Pricing of quartz countertops by location
Quartz is strong and durable enough for use in kitchen, bathroom, and bar countertops. Total prices vary by size and location, as shown in the table below.
|Surface||Size (Inches)||Average cost installed|
|Small kitchen counter (each)||25 x 100||$850 – $3,500|
|Average kitchen counter (each)||25 x 170||$1,500 – $6,000|
|Kitchen island||40 x 80||$1,100 – $4,400|
|Small kitchen island||24 x 48||$400 – $1,600|
|Bathroom vanity top||20 x 36||$250 – $1,000|
|Bar top||16 x 36||$200 – $800|
Cost to install quartz countertops
Quartz countertop fabricators typically bundle the cost of materials, fabrication, delivery, and installation, but some may quote each item separately. Customized finishes, edge styles, and corner treatments add to the total project price.
|Item||Cost per square foot||Average cost (30 – 40 SF)|
|Quartz slab materials (includes delivery)||$40 – $170||$1,200 – $6,800|
|Labor to fabricate & install||$10 – $30||$300 – $1,200|
|Total project cost||$50 – $200||$1,500 – $8,000|
Factors and upgrades that increase the cost include:
Slab thickness –Quartz slabs range from 1cm to 3cm in thickness, with thicker slabs costing more but lasting longer.
Number of seams – Large kitchens or unusual kitchen shapes with more seams increases fabrication costs.
Edges & finishes – Upgrading from the standard edge profile and finish increases costs.
Waterfall sides – Extending the countertop to the floor increases the material and fabrication costs.
Backsplash –The average cost of a new backsplash is $200 to $2,000+, depending on the material used. A quartz backsplash is expensive, costing $1,000 to $6,000 or more.
Corner treatments – $50 to $150 per corner to add special corner treatments for wraparound countertops.
Made-to-order – Custom quartz colors may be available at a premium for those who aren’t satisfied with the standard color options.
Labor cost to fabricate and install quartz countertops
Labor costs to fabricate and install quartz countertops are $10 to $30 per square foot. Other factors that affect the labor cost include:
Cabinet leveling & bracing
Hiring a handyman costs $50 to $80 per hour plus supplies to level and secure the cabinets to support the weight of the stone. If not placed on a level surface, the quartz slab may crack or warp over time.
Cost to cut quartz sink, cooktop, or outlets
Most quartz dealers include standard sink and cooktop cutouts in the fabrication costs. Adding additional sink cutouts costs $150 to $300 per cutout. Small fixture cutouts for electrical outlets and soap dispensers cost $75 to $125 each.
Cost to remove and replace quartz countertops
Removing the existing countertops costs $50 to $400. Demolishing the whole kitchen costs $500 to $2,500 when replacing the countertops as part of a larger remodel project.
Engineered quartz slab prices vs. quartzite
Engineered quartz is often confused with quartzite but the materials are very different. Engineered quartz is a factory-made blend of about 90% natural quartz and 10% resins and pigments. Quartzite is a 100% natural stone, mined in quarries and cut into slabs.
|Material||Cost per square foot installed||Details|
|Engineered quartz||$50 – $200||
|Quartzite countertop cost||$65 – $150||
Quartz countertop prices by slab level, brand, & color
Quartz slab prices by level
Quartz slabs cost $40 to $170 per square foot, not including installation. Prices depending on the slab quality, with most installers using mid to high quality slabs for kitchen countertops. Some dealers offer discontinued mid-quality slabs at a low-quality price.
|Quartz level||Material price per square foot*|
|High-quality (First Choice)||$80 – $170|
|Mid-quality (Commercial Grade)||$65 – $80|
|Low-quality (Second Choice)||$40 – $65|
*Not including installation.
Quartz prices by brand
There are several well-known quartz manufacturers with similar quality slabs and prices. One feature that differs between the well-known brands is the manufacturer’s warranty included with their product.
|Quartz brand||Cost per SF installed||Warranty|
|Caesarstone Quartz cost||$50 – $100||Lifetime, non-transferable|
|Cambria Quartz cost||$60 – $125||Full Lifetime, transferable to new owner|
|Corian Quartz cost||$50 – $150||10-year transferable|
|Silestone Quartz cost||$60 – $140||Certified 25-year limited, transferable|
|HanStone Quartz||$50 – $130||Lifetime, non-transferable|
|Minuet LG Viatera Quartz||$65 – $75||15-year non-transferable|
|Samsung Quartz||$50 – $60||Limited lifetime, non-transferable|
|Viatera Quartz||$50 – $100||Limited lifetime, non-transferable|
Quartz countertop colors
Quartz countertop come in a range of colors with white, grey, and Calacatta varieties that look like marble being the most popular. Most fabricators sell 3” x 3” quartz samples for $3 to $10 each to help you pick the best quartz for your space.
Quartz kitchen countertops edge treatments
Quart kitchen countertop edge treatments cost $10 to $60 per linear foot. Standard edge styles are included at no extra cost.
|Eased||No additional cost||Simple, slightly rounded edge that isn’t too sharp|
|Square||No additional cost||Straight edge with a very slight bevel|
|Half-bullnose (Rounded)||$10 – $30||Top edge is rounded more dramatically|
|Beveled||$25 – $50||Beveled edges on the top or bottom|
|Full bullnose||$25 – $50||Converts the edge to a perfect half-circle|
|DuPont||$30 – $60||Straight edge dropping down to a curve|
|Miter||$30 – $60||Bevel edge perfect for joining multiple pieces of quartz seamlessly|
|Ogee||$30 – $60||Two sweeping arches; one concave and the other convex|
|Waterfall||$30 – $60||Three cascading convex arches|
Quartz material finishes & textures
The two most common finishes for quartz are polished and honed. Polished quartz is the standard finish for quartz slabs available at no extra cost. Honed quartz requires the natural polish be removed, increasing the fabrication costs. Other upgraded finishes include suede, concrete, and rough textures.
Are quartz countertops expensive compared to other materials?
Quartz countertops are expensive compared to other materials, but their durability and low maintenance makes them a great value. In comparison, the average cost of new countertops is $50 to $150 per square foot, depending on the material.
|Material||Average cost per square foot installed||Details|
|Quartz countertops||$50 – $200||
|Quartzite countertops cost||$65 – $150||
|Granite countertops cost||$80 – $150||
|Marble countertops cost||$40 – $150||
|Slate countertops cost||$50 – $100||
|Corian countertops cost||$50 – $150||
Quartz slab FAQs
What is the cheapest quartz countertop?
The cheapest quartz countertop typically uses a low-quality material that may have visible defects. Instead of looking for the cheapest price, look for a good quality quartz made in the USA with at least a 10- to 25-year warranty.
Do quartz countertops increase home value?
Quartz countertops increase the home’s value, but less than you would get with natural stones like granite, marble, or soapstone.
How long does it take to install quartz countertops?
Quartz countertops are installed in as few as 3 to 4 hours. Larger kitchen installations may take from 1 to 3 days.
How long do quartz countertops last?
Quartz countertops last a lifetime and are virtually maintenance free.
Where to buy quartz countertops
Quartz countertops are sold by most home improvements stores, kitchen designers, and stone fabricators. Home improvement stores tend to sell mid-quality quartz while kitchen designers often sell high-grade products.
Getting estimates from quartz countertop installers
Before hiring a nearby countertop installer, be sure to:
Look for a quartz fabricator or installer in your area who specializes in quartz.
Compare at least 3 estimates with the same quartz quality level.
Check their reviews on HomeGuide and Google.
Hire a licensed, insured, and bonded company in business for 5+ years.
Review their portfolio of past quartz countertop installations.
Ask for references with contact information.
Get a detailed contract and warranty in writing before the project starts.
Never pay in full before the job is complete. Request a payment schedule instead.
Asking these important questions can help you choose the right installer:
How long have you been fabricating and installing quartz countertops?
Are you licensed, bonded, and insured?
Does the estimate include delivery and installation?
Which quartz choices fit my budget?
How much will it cost to upgrade the edge style?
What finishes are available? Do they have an upcharge?
How do I prepare for the installation?
How long will the installation take?
What type of warranty is available?
Do you require a deposit? How much is required?
What kind of payment plans do you offer?