How Much Do Stone Benchtops Cost in Perth? Get The Price Guide

When it comes to renovating your kitchen or bathroom, one of the most important decisions you’ll make is choosing the right countertop surface.  Stone benchtops are a popular choice for their durability, natural beauty and wide range of options available. But with so many options to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to start.  In this article, we’ll take a look at the different types of stone benchtops available in Perth, and the costs associated with them, to help you make an informed decision when choosing a surface for your home. Let’s get right into it. If you want to learn more about stone benchtops, check out our other resources:

What to consider when budgeting your stone kitchen benchtop costs

It’s important to consider the durability, maintenance, and overall look of the stone, as well as your budget and lifestyle when choosing a surface for your kitchen or bathroom.  We’ll take a look at the different types of stone benchtops, including:  We’ll also provide an overview of their unique properties and cost ranges. To help you make an informed decision, we’ll also discuss the factors that affect the cost of stone benchtops, including size, the complexity of installation and additional costs.  By considering all these factors, you’ll be able to make an informed decision and choose a stone benchtop that will add value to your home and make your kitchen or bathroom a beautiful and functional space.

Type of Stone (Benchtop Price Per m2)

  • Granite: Prices can range from $500 to $1000 per square metre, depending on the edge profile and thickness, colour, and finish of the stone.
  • Marble: Prices can range from $500 to $1000 per square metre,.
  • Limestone and sandstone: Prices range from $400 to $600 per square metre.
  • Engineered Stone: Prices range from $300 to $1000 per square metre.

Factors That Affect The Cost of Kitchen Benchtops

Size of the Benchtop

A larger benchtop will typically cost more than a smaller one, as more material and labour are required.

Complexity of Installation

A straight and simple installation with minimal cutting and shaping may be less expensive than an installation that requires multiple cuts and joins. The incorporation of features like integrated sinks, undermount sinks or waterfall ends can also affect the cost.

Thickness of the Stone

Most slabs come standard as 20mm thick in Perth.  It is easy to confuse the thickness of your benchtop to mean that the actual stone is thicker but this is not the case. A 40mm benchtop specification only refers to the understrip that will be applied to form a 40mm thick edge profile. If you opt for a mitred fascia, you can for an even larger size. This will definitely alter the price of your benchtop as there is more labour involved in adding the understrip and mitre.  There is no doubt however that the extra cost is worth it as thicker fascias often look more impressive than leaving the edge at 20mm. Depending on the design factor you are trying to achieve of course. The cost of doing this is mainly labour so the cost will vary per stone mason. 

How Much Does Stone Benchtop Installation Cost?

It’s important to choose a reputable and experienced installer who will be able to advise you on the best type of stone for your project and ensure that the installation is done correctly.  BONUS: Don’t Forget to Consider Durability and Maintenance Costs Granite: Durable and resistant to scratches, heat, and stains and the superior choice for outside applications, but some colours may require annual sealing to protect it and make it more resistant to penetration. The cost of sealing ranges from $20 to $50 per m2, however you could buy a bottle of MB Stone Care MB24 Barrier Sealer (currently $89 for a litre at Granite Warehouse) and do the seal yourself. This should be enough to seal your whole kitchen benchtop. Marble: Marble with its natural beauty and elegance is less durable than granite and more susceptible to wear. It will also require an annual seal. The cost of sealing ranges from $20 to $50 per m2 unless doing it yourself. Limestone and sandstone: Limestone is a comparable product to marble when talking durability.  They have similar makeup and strength depending on the colour variation. They will also need annual sealing. The cost of sealing ranges from $20 to $50 per m2 unless doing it yourself. Engineered stone: Low-maintenance option that is resistant to scratches, mild heat, and stains. The basic builders range of colours (the speckled look) can be less expensive than natural stone but may not have the same luxurious look and feel. Many of the marbled patterned engineered stones can end up more expensive than mid price range granite.  Find out more by checking out our innovative engineered Stellastone kitchen benchtops here.

So, How Much Do Stone Benchtops Cost?

Short answer, “it depends”. The cost of stone benchtops in Perth can vary greatly depending on the type of stone, size, and complexity of the installation. Due to this complexity it may be easier to allow yourself a pc sum  for a stone benchtop in an average kitchen of between $4000 and $8000 installed. There are so many factors in pricing, including size of the slabs you have chosen, edge profile you select and numerous installation variants that the easiest way to work out a cost for your kitchen is to choose your colour of granite, marble, limestone or engineered stone and get your stonemason to quote up the actual job.  Only a trained professional can factor in all the necessary components correctly and estimations using a sqm rate rarely work out accurately. It is important to factor in all these costs before making a decision. It is always best to get quotes from reputable stonemasons and compare the costs, as well as the quality and service they offer. Still on the fence? Discover the top features and benefits of stone benchtops

Go Granite With the Pros Who Know: Granite Warehouse

Whatever product you decide is best for your project, Granite Warehouse can help you find the right material to suit your needs. With over 40 years of experience and over 200 stones so you’re sure to find a product that fits seamlessly into your kitchen’s design and your lifestyle. Plus, our low business model means you pay less with our highly competitive rates, so browse our wide range of products today or contact us on (08) 9209 2620 to speak to a member of our team!