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What Makes Some Types of Granite More Expensive than Others

Last Updated on July 18, 2022

Factors Affecting the Price of Granite Countertops

When it comes to comparing the cost of natural or engineered granite countertops, you get what you pay for. With so many variables to consider, choosing one that is high quality should be at the top of your list. What factors affect the price of granite countertops and makes some types of engineered granite more expensive than others? Here’s what you need to know to make the best decision for your home.


We all strive for good grades, right? Here are the “A-B-Cs” on grading natural granite. Simply stated, there’s low-, mid-and high-end granite. The amount of soft minerals that are present will determine the grade, color variations and durability. At Granite and TREND Transformations, we make our etherium® By E-Stone granite slabs in our manufacturing facility in Florida, which means we know everything we put into them and the quality you can expect. Our engineered surfaces are made of the highest quality materials mixed with ForeverSeal®, our own proprietary sealant which ensures the surfaces are nonporous, stain and scratch-resistant. (They never need regular sealing, like natural granite does.)


Thicker isn’t always better when it comes to engineered granite countertops. The granite countertops from Granite and TREND Transformations measure a 1/4″ thick and pack a powerful punch when it comes to quality and durability. Unlike natural granite that is about 1 1/4″ thick, our granite countertops are sleek, durable and lightweight, making them easier to handle and install.



Color  is a factor affecting the price of granite countertops. Depending on the rarity and demand of the color, you may end up paying a higher price. Granite and TREND Transformations countertops are priced competitively based on industry demand. Plus, our color palettes constantly evolve, depending on industry trends and customer input, so homeowners like you can count on selecting from the most current colors and patterns to suit your décor.


You may not have given it much thought, but the type of edging you choose can drive up the costs of your granite countertops. Various edging options (like 1/4″ round, 1/4″ bevel or bullnose) can have an additional charge, so be sure to get the pricing for that upfront. Granite and TREND Transformations offers 1/8″ and 1/4″ round and bevel-edge options.




Granite is harvested from countries around the world and regions here in the United States. Since granite is heavy, its country of origin can seriously impact the price of the slab due to high shipping costs. The granite from Granite and TREND Transformations comes from Europe and is manufactured in the United States, where quality is ensured and backed with a Lifetime Limited Warranty.

Contact us today to talk about the factors affecting the price of granite countertops and to schedule your free in-home design consultation. See how easy it is to have beautiful granite countertops installed in your home, often in as little as one day.







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