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Concrete Countertops CostA Guide to the Cost and Price of Concrete Countertops
Concrete countertops are a custom crafted material for high end use and are often specified by designers or architects. Learn how concrete countertops are made and how they can be tailored to suit your lifestyle and aesthetic tastes.
Concrete countertops are handcrafted and are typically priced at a premium to granite, marble, and other natural stones. The true cost of the countertop is not in the concrete itself, but rather in the artisan's creativity and time for creating special details, unique designs, transportation, and installation. See how concrete countertops compare to other countertop materials.
Cost of Manufacturing Concrete Countertops:
The price of the concrete countertop is composed of the countertop design/construction, shipping (if required), and installation.
Standard Cost | $65-$135 per square foot
Cost for a standard 1.5" thick concrete countertop per square foot.
View comparison chart of concrete countertop pricing vs. other countertop materials (such as granite, tile, etc.)
Installation Cost | $40-$50/hr
Installation is often a separate cost. Typical cost of installation done by the concrete contractor is charged by the hour, per person. *See more installation information below.
Shipping Cost | Varies
Countertop contractors in almost all cases install their own product in their market area. So there would be no shipping expense. Shipping method and carrier, for those firms that do ship, varies by contractor. Discuss this with the contractor.
*Other installations, such as when the countertop has been shipped, should be done by a contractor experienced in installing countertops. Rates for this would vary by region of the country. The countertops arrive to the site in a completed state and there should be no modifications required.
These items add to the custom concrete countertop cost:
- Irregular or curved shapes - Read about size and shape versatility with concrete countertops
- 2" thick concrete - Read about concrete countertop thicknesses
- Integral drain boards - Read about integral drainboards and embedded trivets
- Custom edges - View these countertop edge options
- Back splashes - View types of backsplashes
Two Economical Approaches to Concrete Countertops:
An economical way to green up your countertops while making them more aesthetically appealing and distinctive is to use recycled or salvaged materials as decorative accents, such as pieces of broken pottery or dinnerware and recycled colored glass. When shopping around for concrete countertops, ask local fabricators what goes into their mix designs. Often you can benefit the environment and save money by doing business with a contractor who uses recycled waste materials or materials harvested or produced near your home, such as aggregate from a local river or quarry and cement produced in a regional plant. See Going Green with Countertops
Think long-term value: With concrete countertops, when you combine a timeless design with the inherent durability of concrete, your countertops will serve you well for decades-both functionally and aesthetically-and thus are unlikely to need replacement. This not only conserves materials and eliminates waste, it saves you the expense and hassle of ripping out worn, outdated countertops.
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