How Much Do Quartz Countertops Cost?

Common Range: $65 – $185 Per square Foot Installed

National Average: $95 Per Sqft

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Updated: January 26, 2023, by: Steve Hansen

Cost Range for Quartz Countertop Installation

Most homeowners pay in the range of $65 – $85 per square foot, which includes a visit to measure the kitchen or bathroom area where they will be installed, the quartz countertop itself, delivery and all installation labor, as well as all supplies and final fitting done during the install. Removal of your old countertops is usually included in this price, so be sure to clarify that with your installer. If you’re in a hurry for estimates, jump to the interactive cost calculator on this page to input your information and review the estimated cost.

Average Costs

The national average cost of quartz counter installation is around $95 per square foot. This includes a mid-range quality slab of quartz, all measuring and fitting as well as installation of the new quartz countertop.

Average Do It Yourself Cost
$58 / Square Foot
Average Contractor Installed Cost
$95 / Square Foot
Typical Cost Average
$65 – $185 / Square Foot Installed

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Overview of Quartz Counters

Quartz counters are now the leading competitor to granite for upscale kitchen and bath home improvement, remodeling and construction. Beauty and durability are combined in quartz counters. The material is easy to clean, and its non-porous surface doesn’t have the stain potential of granite. When you factor the quartz countertops price compared to other countertop material with a similar price point, it only makes sense to include this in your kitchen remodel planning.

Did you know that quartz is also called engineered stone? It’s made from 93% quartz chip and dust held together with polyester resin binders that are pigmented to give the countertop its color. The process gives manufacturers control of the color and appearance. While costs vary, quartz countertops cost is narrower than natural stone, since there are fewer variables in square feet pricing.

Check out material and installation cost factors below that will help you narrow the cost to install quartz countertops you can expect to pay, when you get estimates. Read on for our DIY or Pro installation recommendation, quartz costs from around the web and costs submitted by homeowners in your zip code and a chance to share yours.

Quartz Countertop Project Cost Factors

There are fewer variables with quartz than with granite countertops and marble, but some material factors are in play. Others are related to how much countertop space you need, the fabrication work being done on the slabs and the installation difficulty.

  • Grade of the Quartz: There are three engineered stone grading levels: First quality or first choice ($80-$105 installed) has rich, deep color and consistency. Standard or commercial grade quartz ($70-$95) isn’t as deeply pigmented and has a higher ratio of dust to chips than first quality counters. Seconds or second choice ($55-$75) have the highest ratio of dust to chip, so are plain looking. Grade doesn’t affect strength or durability.
  • Slab Thickness: Slabs 1 or 1.2 centimeters thick are used to create a luxury look on the cheap. They aren’t strong enough for long-term use and should be avoided. Slabs 2cm and 3cm are preferred, with 3cm best for kitchens. Thicker material costs more.
  • Edge Cut: There are many edge styles available. The standard squared edge with slightly rounded corners is called “eased” edge. Complex double-bevel and ogee and similar cuts cost more. The more complex the cut, the higher the cost.
  • Number of sink Holes: Most countertops are estimated with one sink hole. To cut a second hole for a bathroom sink or prep sink in the kitchen will raise the cost.
  • Finish: Manufacturers make several finishes. Silestone, for example, offers polished, suede and volcano, a textured finish like lava stone. There might be some variation in cost based on finish.
  • Slab Size: Oversized slabs used for kitchen islands and peninsulas have a higher cost per square foot due to greater fabrication and installation difficulty.
  • Cost of Living: You’re probably aware whether costs in your area are low (rural, Midwest and South), high (East/West Coast, major metro areas) or average (everywhere else) compared  to other cities or regions of the country. That cost of living will affect quartz installation costs too.

Quartz Countertop Cost Estimator

Cost Calculator for Quartz Countertops

Calculate the cost of installing quartz countertops in your kitchen, bathroom, or any other area of your home by completing this easy to use cost calculator. Once done, your estimated costs will be shown at the bottom of the interactive form in both the total project cost as well as the cost per square foot.

Note: All fields are required.

Step 1: Setting Local Cost Variables

Your 5-digit Zip Code and State are used to help the calculator obtain and set local cost variables that are unique to your area. We'll try to populate this automatically based on your location and browser settings.

Step 2 - Quartz Countertop Size and Options

Step 2: Measure and Note Your Slab Sizes

When measuring for solid surface countertops, use the largest slab sizes as often as you can, and measure in square or rectangular sizes. Quartz comes in large rectangular slabs and you'll be paying for the whole slab, regardless of use.

On corner ledge slabs, measure the area of A & B together as a square.

Step 3: Add Countertop Sizes and Options

In order for the cost calculator to work best and provide the most accurate quartz cost calculation, tell us the size of each quartz slab, one at a time, including the edge features you want. (Exposed edges are marked with an X on the drawing)

Quartz Slab Size Entries

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Exposed Edges are seen with an X in the image.
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Step 4 - Finish Up with Project Details

Step 4: Finishing Up with Project Details

In this section, we need you to tell us if the old countertop needs to be removed. Whether or not you want cut outs for a sink, range, electrical outlets, etc.

Disposal as Well?
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Last Step - Calculated Cost Estimate

Quartz Countertop Calculated Cost Estimate

Based on the factors you entered above, we've determined you can expect to pay within the following price range to have quartz countertops installed at your home.

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Next Step: Get Free Quotes from Local Countertop Installation Pros

While we have made this quartz countertop installation cost calculator as accurate as we can to fill a wide range of needs, the only way to get detailed and accurate quotes is by speaking to a local professional. If you would like to get free quotes from local, pre-approved companies in your area, click the button below.

Cost of Quartz Counters and Installation Supplies

Here are average costs for common projects around the home.

Cost by Room or Area

  • Average bathroom countertop: $650 to $1,075
  • Average kitchen countertops: $1,950 to $2,585
  • Kitchen countertops with island: $3,100 to $4,275

Benefits of Quartz Countertops for Homeowners

Quartz countertops are a great option for price-conscious homeowners looking for a durable, low-maintenance and easy to keep clean countertop option. Some of the more obvious benefits of quartz counters include:

  • More Affordable: Quartz countertops are less expensive than natural stone options such as marble and granite, making it a budget-friendly option.
  • Lower Maintenance: With quartz countertops, you don’t have to worry about sealing or polishing the surface every year like you would with granite or marble. They are very easy to clean, just a simple wipe down with mild soap and water will do the job.
  • Higher Durability: Quartz is a hard, non-porous material that is resistant to scratches, stains, and heat. It is also less likely to chip or crack than other types of countertops, which means you won’t have to replace them as often.
  • Wide Variety of Colors and Patterns: Quartz countertops come in a wide variety of colors and patterns, allowing you to choose the perfect look for your kitchen or bathroom without breaking the bank.
  • Resistant to UV Rays and Fading: Unlike natural stone, quartz countertops do not fade or discolor over time when exposed to sunlight, this means you don’t have to worry about the color of the countertop changing over time.
  • Recycled and Eco-Friendly: Many manufacturers use recycled materials in the production of quartz countertops, making it a more environmentally friendly choice.

Permits, Inspection, , Related Costs and Installation Time

remodeled kitchen ready for countertop installation

Permits and Inspection Cost

  • $0 | A permit isn’t required for kitchen and bath countertop installation, though of course they are needed for plumbing and electrical work done as part of the construction or remodeling.

Related Costs

While installation is included in most estimates and in our table above, here are labor costs for those considering a DIY project.

  • $85-$215 | Cost to remove and dispose of an existing countertop, if applicable.
  • $8-$15 per square foot | Installation labor cost. Specific cost depends on the size and number of slabs. If you get just installation estimates, expect about $175 for a single-slab bathroom counter or island and up to $300 for a single-slab kitchen counter. For two or three kitchen slabs and an island, cost will rise to an average of $750.
  • $90-$125 | Cutting additional sink holes. Price will exceed $200 if the edge must be polished for an undermount sink.

Countertop Install Time Schedule

Installation of engineered stone counters is quick compared with a concrete or tile countertop. Most is done by a two-person crew. A third person might be required for large slabs.

  • 1 hour or less | Remove the old countertop
  • 1-2 hours | Installation of a single slab counter
  • 3-6 hours | Installation of two or more slabs
  • 6-8 hours | Installations that include an island and/or additional sink holes
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DIY or Hire a Pro?

Quartz countertop installation has its challenges. The material is heavy and hard to handle. The underlying cabinet tops must be very level to prevent unsupported areas of countertop from cracking. Shimming the counters at low points is usually required.

Cutting quartz to compensate for a wall that isn’t quite straight or to create the edge you want is quite difficult. A diamond-blade wet saw technique is required. If those tasks lie within your skill set and you have the tools, DIY installation is possible.

Still, installation cost is just 10% to 15% of the job. You’ll incur 100% of the expense of fixing mistakes. So, we recommend pro installation.

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Compare Costs from Leading Resources

  • HomeGuide: $80 - $150, Per Sqft Installed
  • HomeAdvisor: $60 - $105, Per Square Foot Installed
  • Fixr: $60 - $80, Per Square Foot
  • Stone Spirit Inc: $50 - $100, Typical Cost Per Sqft Installed
  • HomeServe: $65 - $235, Per Sqft, Depending on Quartz Quality

Reviewed and Edited by Steve Hansen of Costimates

steve hansen of costimates-sm Steve Hansen is the Lead Editor of Costimates. (Learn more) An avid home improvement professional with more than 35 years experience in both DIY projects and working as a construction foreman in residential new home building, upfits, repairs and remodeling.

"Like most homeowners, I became frustrated with the lack of quality information available on specific home improvement repairs and renovations. In 2015, Costimates was formed to help homeowners learn as much as possible about various projects and their costs so they could make better financial decisions."