Installing a marble countertop is an easy way to update the aesthetics of a kitchen or bathroom. It's a pricier option than wood, laminate or manufactured stone, and care must be taken to ensure the structure underneath can handle the weight. There are many options available for those who want to include a marble countertop in their home.
|What you can expect|
|Range per square foot:||$68.46||$99.89|
|Range for this type of project:||$8,215||$11,987|
Marble Countertop Cost
Cost of mid-grade, 20mm-thick solid marble countertop in slab lengths up to 110", assuming 80+% slab utilization. Rate is inclusive of local delivery, as well as standard excess for perfect installation and occasional repairs.
Marble Countertop Labor, Basic
Labor cost, under typical conditions, for complete installation. Marble countertop with basic edge will be laid out and fabricated, and cutouts made for single sink and faucet. Countertop will be installed and secured. Rate is inclusive of all aspects of the project, such as thorough planning, acquisition of equipment and material, preparation and protection of installation site, and meticulous cleanup.
Marble Countertop Job Supplies
Requisite supplies for the job, including fabrication consumables, fasteners, sealants, and caulking.
Marble Countertop Debris Disposal
Responsible disposal of all project debris, including the cost to load and haul old materials, installation waste, and any other refuse.
Option: Remove Existing Countertop
Flooring, cabinetry, and appliances in proximity to countertop will be protected. Existing countertop will be detached, broken into portable segments, and removed from premises.
|cost to install a marble countertop|
|National Avg. Materials Cost per square foot||$67.09|
|National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 120 square foot||$9,939.01|
|National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 120 square foot||$8,083.11 - $11,794.90|
Marble is available in a variety of colorful, rich tones to match any room's color scheme. Colors range from classic white to deep reds, pale roses and blacks. Most marble weighs between 10 and 11 pounds per square foot, assuming a 2-inch depth. A simple 4 x 2-foot piece for the bathroom can weigh around 80 pounds, and a 10 x 3-foot piece for the kitchen can weigh around 300 pounds.
Most of the cost to install a marble countertop comes from the purchase of the countertop itself. It's typically measured and sold in square feet. Homeowners may also have to pay for the removal and disposal of an existing countertop. If the cabinet base needs repair or reinforcements so that it can support the weight of marble, then expect higher costs.
Working with a professional contractor ensures a seamless installation that lasts years. Professionals have the tools and craftsmanship skills to size the countertop accurately, make cut outs for the sink, join sections together with precision and seal the finished work.