How much more is silestone quartz v. level 2 granite?

heidiaSeptember 28, 2012

I saw a sample of silestone's lyra today and fell in love...I am told it is more than granite(getting an exact quote), but dying to know if it is even possible. :( We are priced at a level 2 granite...I thought we could probably swing a low level 3 if we had to. I am wondering how much more silestone is than the granites...anyone know roughly?

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We found that for the difference, just get whichever one really speaks to you. You're going to live with your counters for a long time. We are between Silestone Lagoon and honed black absolute. The difference is a few hundred dollars. You should call Silestone and find the closest distributor to see a full slab. We're going to drive into Chicago to see our Lagoon. It's worth the hour and half so I can start sleeping again.

    Bookmark   September 28, 2012 at 5:33PM
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in general silestone is more expensive per sq. ft. that lower level granites. this is partly because of the price per sq. ft. the fabricator pays for the slab and also because doing the job in quartz often has a higher waste factor than in granite as the granite slabs are usually larger and sometimes much larger. i would expect at least $5 - $10 per sq. ft installed.

    Bookmark   September 28, 2012 at 6:10PM
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Thank you all-see, if it is 500-1000 more, I am actually okay with that. 2,000 more? Not doable. BonnieMcClean3-I will do that-great idea as I love the small sample but would love to see how it varies wider. I just love it so much though!

    Bookmark   September 28, 2012 at 6:12PM
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I ordered Silestone Quasar and it was $85/sq. ft. The sink cutout was under $300. I also priced Cambria and was told it was $80 a sq/ft. but the total price was always about $500 higher than Silestone. Go figure.

    Bookmark   September 28, 2012 at 10:00PM
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I also saw the slabs in person and it was definitely worth seeing them but I only had to travel about 5 miles!

    Bookmark   September 28, 2012 at 10:02PM
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