There are countless online websites that offer price comparisons for quartz countertops; the most accurate way to find a good price for quartz is to know the average price, which is $50 to $100 per square foot in 2015, as stated by Consumer Reports. Price can vary depending on the grade, color, cut, installation application and measurements of the countertops.
The price for quartz countertops, sometimes referred to as engineered quartz, can be compared on retail websites that provide pricing options for customers as well as installation quotes. The average price for quartz can be doubled easily with the added installation charges.
There are a number of factors that contribute to quartz countertop prices, such as the grade of the quartz. The quality grade of the chosen quartz factors into the total cost. Different vendors may use different terms for quartz grading, but it is generally categorized as closeout, standard, premium and designer. The cheapest quartz is the closeout quartz that is a discontinued color or pattern and is limited in quantity. Standard grade is usually basic in color or pattern. Designer and premium quartz is richer in color and design, and it is most often custom-made for the consumer.
The more complicated the countertop installation, the higher the price. A countertop for an island that is a single slab with no seams or sink is easier, thus cheaper, than a wraparound countertop with multiple corners.
The installation cost can add to the total cost of the countertops. From the least expensive handyman to the pricey interior design professional installer, whoever installs the countertops should be knowledgeable, licensed and insured.