Natural granite prices are unlimited! So what makes one slab more expensive than another? Try to remember the three “C’s”:
Country (of Origin)
Depending on the overall economic health of the country, the local labor costs will vary. The higher the labor costs, the more expensive the granite becomes. In addition to labor costs, depending on how difficult the process of quarrying is, it can affect the price.
Local professionals estimate the availability of the particular color desired, and base their price on the color’s rarity. The harder it is to find, the more expensive it becomes.
Although granite is valued for its durability, it is often more expensive to purchase stone that is composed of a more fragile mineral composition. Fragile stone requires extra reinforcement and special handling, generally resulting in a higher cost.