How much do quartz countertops cost in Canada?

Quartz countertop cost

Quartz is one of the most durable and beautiful materials when it comes to choosing the right material for countertops. Before being put into use, quartz is quarried and cleaned. Quartz countertop creates a stylish yet long lasting look for the countertops. Quartz comes in the form of slabs, and not tiles. They are elegant, resistant and versatile but not cheap. Their price range is quite broad.

How much do quartz countertops cost in Canada?



Quartz countertops can be a beautiful addition to your kitchen but can you afford one? In Canada, Quartz countertops come at different prices due to a different type of materials, size, shape, and number of slabs you need to buy. Here is an in-detail description of the cost of quartz countertops in Canada.

Firstly, you need to know that there is a difference between natural stone quartzite and engineered quartz. Make sure you do not confuse one with the other. Natural stone quartzite costs less than engineered quartz such as $25 - $30 per square foot. What we are going to discuss in detail here is the engineered quartz.

Engineered quartz comes in various sizes and shapes as well as in every color.

Excluding installation costs, quartz countertop alone costs $75 per square foot. Depending upon the quality, the price can increase or decrease. Low-quality quartz countertop is available for $50 to $65 per square foot. Mid quality quartz countertop is available for $65 to $75 per square foot. High-quality quartz countertop is available for $75 to $100+ per square foot.

Quality of quartz usually depends upon the longevity of countertops. The fabricating process is typically the same with every manufacturer so, there can be no difference in that.

One important factor can be the grade of quartz, however. Quartz comes in different grades considering their style and other qualities. The four grades of quartz countertop are clearance, standard, premium, and designer.

Standard grades are mostly plain in design. They usually come in typical earth tones. The typically range from $50 to $75 per square foot. Premium and designer quartz countertop is richer in color and pattern. Also, they are mostly custom made. This highly adds to their price — a premium and designer quartz countertop range from $100 to $200 per square foot.

Moreover, brand name and manufacturer are other essential factors that might increase or decrease the cost of quartz countertops.

How much does it cost to install quartz countertops? 

Many quartz countertops come with the price of installation. Some of them do not. Whenever you go to buy quartz countertop slabs, do not forget to ask whether the price includes installation fee or not. Many sellers do not openly tell that installation cost is not included, and then the added expense comes out as a big surprise later on. It puts the burden on the budget.

On average, it takes $50 to $60 per square foot to install quartz countertops. The price fluctuates depending upon the number of slabs and any other finishes you want to get done. The cost increases when detailed edges, other fixtures or sink cutouts are added.

To calculate the total cost of the countertop installation, you must know the value of installation of countertop per square foot. Then measure the countertop area or the number of square foot slabs you have. , multiply it to get the installation cost of the entire countertop. For example, a 30 square foot countertop can cost you between $2,700 and $3,800 including purchase and installation fee. But, you must do that after several factors are taken into account.

Typically, the installation cost of quartz countertops depends on a number of different factors. Following are the most important factors:

Leveling:

The professional installers tend to level the countertop before installing it. This is done to avoid any countertop gaps and remove any chances of racking. To reduce gaps and to crack, the cabinets often need to be raised or lowered. Many professionals sand or cut down cabinets to place the countertops properly. In case they need to raise, shims are added. This adds to the installation cost. 

Adding support:

There might be a need to add supports where there are no cabinets. This is done by attaching a piece of wood to the wall or the nearest cabinet. To make sure that the countertop is strong enough, it is important to add supports which in turn adds to the installation cost.

Joining seams:

Joining seams is another important factor that adds to the installation cost. Once the place for placing countertop is decided, there is a need to join seams properly to make sure everything has lined up.

Fabrication:

Once it is leveled, supported and seamed, the last step is a fabrication. Fabrication is done to fabricate the edges, make expert cuts according to the layout where necessary, and polishing the slab. Fabrication costs depend on the amount of work done and the size of the countertop area.

Edge treatments:

Edge treatments add an extra character and cohesive design to the countertops. They are very significant if you need a luxury style kitchen. Price of different edge treatments also adds to the total installation cost. There are several types of edge treatments each with low, medium and higher price levels. Following is a brief detail of different types of edge treatments and their costs:

·         Eased: It is a standard edge that does not add a lot of damage to the project.  Usually, it comes at a low price level and costs $30+ per foot.

·         Bevel: It marks a 45-degree cut against the edge. Deeper the cut is, more pattern of the stone is exposed. It comes at a medium price level and costs $45+ per foot.

·         Double Bevel: It includes 45-degree cut on both the top and bottom of the edge. It comes at a high price level and costs $60+ per foot. Undoubtedly, the countertop looks fantastic.

·         Bullnose: This is to make a completely round and smooth edge. It comes at a medium price level and costs $45+ per foot. The countertop ends up looking classy.

·         Half Bullnose: This is to expose the pattern of the stone as the edge is cut half rounded. It comes at a low price level and costs $30+ per foot.

·         Bevel bullnose: This displays the cross-section of stone. It is a combination of 45 degrees yet smooth edge giving off a slightly sloppy finish. It comes at a high price level and costs $60+ per foot.

·         Double radius: This is almost similar to eased cut featuring a curve on edge. It comes at a low price level and costs $30+ per foot.

·         Ogee: It includes an S-shape in the front and a straight and flat edge at the bottom, giving off a perfect outlook. It comes at a high price level and costs $60+ per foot.

·         Double Ogee: It includes a curved and bullnose edge with an inward deep above the curve. It gives off a royal look to your countertop. It comes at a high price level and costs $60+ per foot.

·         Ogee Bullnose: It is an elongated S-shape than that of ogee edge and looks more pronounced. It comes at a high price level and costs $60+ per foot.

·         Waterfall: It features a downwards edge towards the floor rather than a flat horizontal edge. It comes at a high price level and costs $60+ per foot. This edge design is one of the most liked designs as it adds a lot to the outlook of countertops.

·         Triple pencil: It marks three downwards pencil shaped edges to the front edge of the countertop. It comes at a high price level and costs $60+ per foot.

·         Stepped half Bullnose: This edge also highlights the detailing of the stone and features a ledge which is slightly raised above a partial bullnose cut. It comes at a high price level and costs $60+ per foot.

Therefore, these are some of the most common edge treatments along with their prices even though they do not cost much but need to be added in while calculating the installation cost.

Conclusion

With the above discussion, you must be familiar with the price of quartz countertop and its installation. A typical quartz countertop installation costs under $4,000 whereas a highly designed exception quartz countertop costs under $5,000. It is good to get various quotes and cost plans from different manufacturers and company before going for quartz countertops.

References:

https://www.homeadvisor.com/cost/cabinets-and-countertops/quartz-countertops/

https://stonemasters.ca/quartz-countertop-toronto/estimating-cost-quartz-countertop-toronto/

https://countertopguides.com/guides/quartz-countertops-cost.html

 

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