A countertop is the most vital element in any kitchen. Not only does it take in all the action and cooking activities, but also it plays a major role in accentuating the overall look of your kitchen. Therefore, a kitchen worktop always consumes lots of time in researching and comparing between materials and more importantly most of the budget. If you are considering quartz worktops, this guide will help you understand how to estimate the average cost of a quartz countertop.
The cost of a quartz countertop is mainly determined by a few factors: Size of course, any ornamental details requested (like a specific edge pattern or more thickness of the slab), and the cost of installation and whether or not it is included. If you want to get the best deal there is, you have to be wary of the following points:
Research. Research. Research!
This is a long-term investment; do not ever make a purchase from the first supplier you contact. Take your time and research the market very well, request quotations from at least three different providers to get a clear idea about the average cost.
Evaluate your quotation request!
It is very important to ask for a detailed quotation that breaks down all the elements that affect in the price of a quartz top. The total cost should include the cost of the quartz slab, edge fabrication, seams joining, fixtures and sink cutouts. Another very important that weighs so much in the cost of a quartz top is whether or not the installation fees are included. When comparing rates, be extra careful of the very low rates, and the excessively expensive ones, as there must be something wrong in both! Always ask for a quote that includes everything, and by getting a quote from different suppliers, you will be able to efficiently evaluate the quote and eventually make up your mind!
Do not get pushed by sales pitch!
It is quite common that you will be getting a sales pitch when you ask for a quote from any supplier! This is totally normal, and you only need to know how to react to these sales pitches. Always, always take your time in making a decision, the salesperson will always try to make you sign a contract on the spot or offer you a buy now special offer, just do not get tempted, and do not make a decision in a hasty manner. Continue searching and comparing prices before making your final call!
Save money with smart shopping!
Some people save lots of money and get a very good bargain on quartz worktops. The trick here is to shop during the low seasons where there are usually lots of special offers and discounts. The low seasons will be mainly the holiday seasons, when most people postpone their renovation plans till after the holidays. During this time, you can find amazing bargains and save lots of money!
A worktop is an item that you will have around for years to come, do not rush and take your time to ensure that you are getting something that goes in harmony with both your taste and your budget!