Granite is produced in slab sizes and require no backing material.
How Big Are Granite Slabs?
Since granite is a natural material quarried from the Earth, sizing varies.
However, most slabs used for countertops range from 4 to 5.5 feet deep, and from 7 to 9 feet wide.
What's Best About Them?
While no slab granite countertop can be expected to have zero seams, the number of seams are greatly limited. And obviously, if your countertop is no more than 7 feet wide, you might even have a seamless granite counter.
How Thick Are They?
Most slabs used for counters are roughly 1.25" thick. But it is interesting to note that the thickness can vary across the entire expanse of the slab. Thus, installers often have to shore up parts of the slab so that all areas are supported.
What Do They Cost?
Granite is avaiable is a wide range of patterns, colors, and edge profiles. We carry a complete range of patterns from our Value Series to Exotic Granites ranging in price from $45 to more than $130 per square foot.
Any Tricks For Saving Money?
One simple way to hold down the cost of your slab counters is to minimize the edge treatment. More complicated edge treatments can drive up the cost. Essentially, the more fabrication that is needed, the more the finished product will cost.