Concrete Countertop Cost
Concrete countertops are a custom product, designed by artisans. Although they are often compared to mainstream materials such as granite or marble, they really are a craft product, hand-created, and unique to each customer. Concrete countertops are not low-budget items, but rather are typically installed in high-end, custom homes and offices.
General overview of how concrete countertops compare in pricing to other countertop materials:
|Granite||Synthetic Solid Surface||Tile||Laminate||Engineered Quartz||Concrete|
|Average cost per square foot||$100 - $200*||$90 - $120*||$10 - $90*||$25 - $50*||$100 - $200*||$65 - $135
(For a standard 1.5-inch-thick countertop.)
*Source: HGTV Kitchen Design's Guide to Kitchen Countertops. Prices include installation.
It's important to understand that there are many factors that contribute to the price of designing, building and installing concrete countertops which account for the range in the cost overview. Pricing is composed of countertop construction, shipping (if required), and installation. Standard concrete countertops are built 1.5-inch-thick and range from $65-$135 per square foot. Installation charges are often not included in this initial estimate.
The cost of a concrete countertop is really generated by the time and level of artisan creativity that is required. Concrete countertops are typically specified by architects, designers and homeowners that want a completely one-of-a-kind product. Because of this desire, the cost of countertops can vary widely.
Here are a few items that add to the cost of concrete countertops:
- Irregular or curved shapes
- 2" thick concrete
- Integral drain boards
- Custom Edges
- Back splashes