Friday, July 9, 2010

Granite countertops Estimates

Below you will find a diagram representing a kitchen countertop area to give you a visual idea of how to measure and calculate the square footage to get an estimated area of your countertops. Your application may be somewhat different but you will be able to relate it to your kitchen or bath countertops. The main idea is to understand the standard depth of the countertops is 26”, remember to add the back splash, and to know that cutouts like a sink or a rounded bar top will be included in the cost. If you have these measurements, you can figure the approximate square feet of granite it will take for your project. Granite prices are quoted by the square foot and each color or pattern will vary in price. The more figure in the granite and the harder it is to find, the more it costs. Installed prices should run $50-75 per square foot.

How To Calculate the Square footage of countertops

- Standard width of countertop = 26 inches
- Standard height of splash = 4 inches

A. Square inches of splash - Length of back splash + Length of end splash = total splash length
- Total splash length x 4 in = sq in of splash
B. Square inches of countertop
- Length of counter x 26 in = sq in of countertop
C. Square inches of bar area
- Length of bar at longest point x Width of bar at widest point = sq in of bar

Total square footage = (A + B + C) divided by 144

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