Cost-wise, you’re going to have to shell out more for terrazzo countertops. It’s certainly far from being the least expensive option around. The minimum price can go from $47 per square feet to a maximum of $98 per square feet.
Factors that Affect Buying Prices
The price can fluctuate a lot, depending on what you need and want.
Factor #1: Size
Size is going to be a major consideration. The bigger the slab, the heftier the costs will be. However, keep in mind that terrazzo countertops typically come in slabs of 16 linear feet. Just want half of a slab? It might cost you more to get half, so it makes sense to go for an entire one instead. That also means designing your kitchen countertops in slabs of 16 feet.
Factor #2: Delivery
If you live far away from a manufacturing company, you’re going to have to consider the distance too. Too far, and you could end up with sky-high delivery charges. That’s because terrazzo is heavy. The material is made out of stone, so it’s not as lightweight as other choices out there, which directly affects delivery and shipping costs. However, going for terrazzo tiles can lower the price, since they are lightweight and cost much less.
Factor #3: Thickness
This is going to affect the price of your countertop, too. The standard thickness of a terrazzo slab is 1.5 inches. If you want to go with edging, that’s going to jack up your costs, as is putting in a small lip on the edge of your counter.
Factor #4: Installation
This can set you back at least $6 for every square foot you have, says Improvenet.
All in all, those costs certainly add up to a lot. However, when you take into consideration the fact that terrazzo is durable and will last you for many years, it’s still an excellent investment in the long run.