Kitchen Countertop Cost

Much like any other part of a home, your kitchen countertop cost varies depending on several factors. Here in the Philippines, a granite countertop ranges typically from Php5,000 to Php50,000 (or more). Marble, on the other hand, costs even higher. To give you an idea of how much will you be charged by your local supplier, keep in mind the following factors:

 

Gray granite kitchen countertop in Cebu, Philippines
“Salt and Pepper” is the most widely utilized granite in the construction industry primarily because of its reasonable cost. Moreover, it is readily available from most natural stone suppliers.

 

a. Supply & Demand

Like any other goods sold in the market, the most significant factor affecting all the stones’ prices worldwide is the supply and demand.

The most common and readily available colors, like the “Salt and Pepper” (G603), will not have a high price point because of their abundance.

However, when a stone is sold exclusively by one company, they can demand a hefty price for it. Rarity, after all, creates value.

 

Black granite countertop over dark brown cabinetry in the kitchen
Black Galaxy is a natural granite sourced in the Ongole area of South India.

 

b. Origin (Quarry Location) of the Material

Transportation expenses add up to the price of natural stone slabs. Materials quarried within your country or region may cost less compared to those shipped from across the globe.

Also, labor cost affects the price of every material. Thus, one can expect that the stone processed in China will be cheaper compared to the ones produced in Italy or Brazil considering the salary difference.

 

White granite kitchen countertop over a wooden cabinetry in Cebu
It is always best to avoid a seam on a countertop, but it is often unavoidable due to many considerations. The dimension of the granite slab, as well as the size of the entryway(s), are only a few. Just consult your local supplier if it is possible. An experienced installer will be able to tell you if your countertop will require a seam or not.

 

c. Slab Size

Larger slab dimensions allow us to install kitchen countertops with fewer seams, but more wastage.

One large piece of granite or marble will have a more uniform color and appearance compared to using two or more smaller slabs joined.

Not all slabs, however, are available in the size you need for your project. Sometimes you will have to buy another piece should the dimension won’t suffice.

Moreover, more massive slabs are harder to work with during the installation of a countertop. All these considerations affect your countertop cost.

If you are on a limited budget, consider using granite tiles instead. Granite tiles are cheaper than a full slab. The main disadvantage, however, of using smaller pieces are the many seams on your countertop once installed.

 

Dark granite countertop in an office pantry in Mandaue City, Cebu
A Laminated Edge (1.) gives your countertop a thicker appearance and (2.) conceals the substrate which supports it. By gluing a strip of stone underneath the edge of your countertop, a 2 cm slab will have an impressive 4 cm drop right at its tip.

 

d. Thickness

In quarries, we extract granites and marbles as large blocks and cut them into slabs. Imagine a white bread cut into many slices. Sometimes, to maximize the enormous block, some factories produce thinner sections. On the average, these stones come in 18 mm thickness. But they are also available in 15 mm to 30 mm, depending on the stock of your supplier.

Do note, however, that the thicker the slab, the more expensive it gets.

Here in the Philippines, most of the granite and marble slabs sold are 18 mm to 20 mm thick. We do not recommend using thinner pieces as it may compromise the strength of your kitchen countertop.

 

Kitchen design for a restaurant with black granite counter in Cebu
If you are thinking about getting a new countertop for your kitchen, keep in mind that the quality of the installation is a crucial factor in how it will look and perform in the years ahead.

 

e. Stone Sealing

Not all granite colors require sealing. Granites such as Black Galaxy, Absolute Black, and Ubatuba are highly dense that even sealer won’t penetrate their surface. Applying a stone sealer only dulls their shine.

For some other colors, however, regular sealing is a must. Your granite installer will definitely seal your countertop if needed. And certainly, this adds up to the cost of your project. Moreover, your stone countertop needs to be sealed every year or two depending on your usage.

If you are not comfortable with buying a stone sealer once every two years or sealing your countertop annually, either pick a granite color which does not need sealing or consider synthetic stones instead.

 

f. The Complexity of the Installation

Only experienced professionals should install your countertops. It may be tempting to do-it-yourself, but you will be able to save the money if you do the job correctly.

Lastly, your countertop’s edge profile, cutouts (for the sink, range, and electrical outlet), and layout factors to the degree of difficulty of the installation. Remember: your local supplier will charge you accordingly. Even the smallest detail can add up to the final countertop cost.

 


 

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68 Comments

    1. Hi, Fe!

      We, unfortunately, are only based in Cebu and Davao at the moment.

      Nevertheless, we can supply and install at any location in the Philippines.

      Email your plan to “contact@granite.ph.” Thank you!

  1. Hi sir naa mo branch sa Davao? If ever naa pwede mangayo sa complete address and contact mobile phone number? Thanks in advance!

    1. Hi, Messil!

      It’s along Quimpo Boulevard in Davao City. We’re right in front of Trust Home Depot and 7-Eleven.

      You can reach us at 0945 332 1948.

      See you!

    1. Hi, Ranie!

      Which specific black granite are you looking for?

      Also, all our slabs are 18mm +/- thick and are 2.50m +/- long. We don’t have 5.00m long slabs.

      Thanks!

  2. Hello, I reside at Dumaguete City area. Do you have affiliates here, or can you provide the granite slab and install as well?

    1. Hi, William!

      Yes, we can. Kindly email us the plan for your countertop so we can give you a rough estimate of the cost.

      You may send it to “contact@granite.ph.” Thanks!

    1. Hi, Erwin!

      Most of our slabs are 18mm thick.

      Should you need granites 3″ thick, it will be a special order (with a minimum quantity of 100 sqm.).

      Thanks!

  3. hello stone depot,

    Do you have branch in San Fernando Pampanga? How much is the price of granite 2 feet by 4 feet counter tops 30mm thickness?

  4. Hi! I would like to ask how much is the granite countertop installation fee? Is it possible to get the service only & buy the granite elsewhere? Thanks

  5. Hi!
    My name is Roqs. Do you have a branch as well in Iloilo City?
    Anyway, I wanna know how much is the cost of 15mm thickness white granite slab?

    1. Hi, Roqs!

      We only have branches in Cebu and Davao.

      We can, however, ship your requirements to Iloilo from Cebu.

      We, unfortunately, do not have 15mm thick slabs. We only carry standard 18mm thick stones.

      Salt and Pepper costs Php1,200 per sqm. at the moment.

      Thanks!

    1. Hi, Christine!

      We, unfortunately, do not have a branch in CDO. We can, however, ship your orders from Cebu.

      Just send us a message at 0956 137 9991.

      Thanks!

  6. Hello,
    Just wanted to ask if you have marble tiles for floors and its prices? Also for granite countertop?

    Thanks,
    Zen

      1. Thanks for your reply. How much is the extra charge to ship to Siquijor? HM extra cost with to install?

      2. Hi, Gina!

        Can you email us the plan for your countertop so we can give you a rough estimate?

        Our email address is “contact@granite.ph”

        Don’t forget to include your mobile number, as well.

        Thanks!

  7. hi,

    any branch in nueva ecija? how much is the estimate cost for an L shape countertop? im planning for a bit small kitchen space

    thanks.

  8. How much for 315×60 black galaxy countet top. Dalawa ang butas for sink and convection cooker. Iruihin. Ablesite Tagaytay. Thanks.

    1. Hi, Bernard!

      Can you send us the plan for your kitchen so we can provide you with a rough estimate?

      Our email address is “contact@granite.ph”. Don’t forget to include your mobile number, as well.

      Thanks!

  9. Are you able to cut pieces to the client’s specifications – i.e. 78cm (wide) by over 200cm (long)?
    Will try to visit your location in Cebu very soon.
    Thanks.

    1. Hi, Owen!

      Yes, we can cut them based on the specifications of your requirements.

      Do note, however, that some colors have limited dimensions. It would be best to email us (contact@granite.ph) beforehand so we can check the availability of your preferred color.

      Thanks!

  10. Do you sell granite cleaner, polisher, and sealer? If you do may I request a price list on those products…This is for my white salt and pepper granite countertop which I want to bring back it’s shine and protect it from further damage.
    Thank you and good day!

    1. Hi, Renee!

      We are solely based in Cebu at the moment.

      Please contact Josephine of Saint Mark Construction Supply at 0905 460 8800 for your project requirements.

      Thank you!

  11. Hi Stone Depot, do you have branch in Tacloban? our requirement granite for cooktop is L=200cm and W=60cm.

    Would like also to inquire if you deliver for Guiuan, Eastern Samar as our location is there.
    Thanks and more power.

    1. Hi, Maricor!

      We are currently based solely in Cebu. But we have had clients ship their materials to both Tacloban City and Leyte, Leyte.

      You may email your requirements to “contact@granite.ph”

      Alternatively, you may reach us at 0917 683 2261. Thanks!

  12. Do you sell granite cleaner, polisher, and sealer? If you do may I request a price list on those products…This is for my white salt and pepper granite countertop which I want to bring back it’s shine and protect it from further damage.
    Thank you and good day!

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