The price of granite countertops in the Philippines is usually based on different variables other than just square foot or square meter. An experienced estimator like what we have in Kaufman Stone will always consider the lay-out options, seam location, consumption of material, complexity of shapes, color choices, quality of the slab, edge details, quantity and type of cut-outs, rod reinforcement, how many holes are drilled, location of the project, size of the pieces, stone thickness and those variables will just get you started.
Pre-fabricated granite countertops is more affordable than custom fabricated kitchen countertops. Although kitchen counters with pre-fabricated edges are cheap and readily available, they are usually limited on colors, shapes, sizes, edge profiles and capabilities. A customers requirements might affect whether or not the counters should be custom fabricated. This will greatly affect the pricing of granite countertops.
It is typical for marble and granite suppliers to offer stones in both 2 and 3 cm slab thickness, but not in all colors. When a stone color is available in a 2 cm slab, it is usually less expensive than 3 cm slabs. Keep in mind that the 3 cm thickness usually offers better structural strength and is also a standard for most stone fabricators and suppliers.
When considering granite companies in the Philippines, make sure they have popular granite colors included into the base price of a granite countertop.
Some fabricators import containers of stone slabs directly from overseas and others will only purchase slabs from local stone yards in smaller quantities which many in the Philippines does, which is more costly for sure. A fabricator that deals directly with the source from overseas, typically buys large quantities are the ones that can offer better prices.