Thursday, 26 July 2012
Cheap Marble Worktops- Durable and Luxurious Marble Worktops at the Fraction of the Cost
Various influencing factors how cheaply you can obtain slate worktop prices. Slate is mined from solid stone and is available for commercial use as fabricated slabs in an general thickness of 30 mm. The standard finish options are either polished or honed matt finish, with colour and grain variations. From the viewpoint of looks, durability, maintenance, sealing, longevity, flexibility of design, and price, kitchen slate can find few worktops to match its features. All these factors add up when figuring out slate worktop prices.
These solid stone worktops, endowed as they are, with beauty, hardness and utility value are said to account for gold standard in the modern kitchen worktops. These slates come in extraordinarily breathtaking colours and grains, from around the world, owing to the fact that two quarries are never known to have the same strain of stone. They make for excellent kitchen countertop.
Slate Worktop Prices- Make an Incredible Interior
Slate worktop prices are known to range on an average from £90 to £320 per square metre, and the dealer, at his discretion could decide whether to include the cost of installation in these prices. Those seeking cheap slates may find discount slate at a price of £80 per square metre excluding installation. The stone itself is relevant only marginally in the kitchen worktop prices. Finishing (half /full round), transportation and installation are the additional factors that render it an expensive product. While making an estimate, worktop prices, including installation should be considered.
Slate stones with a 28 mm thickness instead of the standard 30 mm, laminated with backing of plywood or MDF are considered a cheaper option. This is an overlay material which is generally around 6mm in thickness. It is generally perceived that this imitation material will be cheaper than the full thickness of actual Cheap Marble Worktops, but nothing is further from the truth. Historically, when slate did not have the demand it has in the current climate, and there was less vailability, the prices were considerably higher. Partially owing to less availability also to dodgy factory owners. Now with the level of popularity this material has, this is a thing of the past. We cannot honestly remember the last time an overlay competitor was cheaper than our price for the real material.
It is a regrettable to note that the stone industry has not yet brought materials, pricing and quality under any sort of control, thus enabling each actor, from the quarry, the importer, the fabricator and the dealer to establish an outlandish price of their choice, the customer being the Guinea pig at all times. Some dealers are known to mark-up their products by up to 50%. We at the Worktop Factory have tried to instigate the most transparent pricing system within the UK stone industry. All of our prices are available to obtain an online quotation without the manual intervention of manual price hiking.
Slate is generally categorized into four groupings. The premium products that fetch the best prices take the first place. The gradation of pricing structures, is based on factors like, country of origin, thickness of the slabs, colour, veins, patterns and the estimated softness of the materials that are available within the slate and most importantly the trend of the season. In some of the slate, you can observe a pattern within a colour, which may give it a high quality and premium product status and leverage its price upwards. It would be prudent also to check on slates from the lower tier; they may have similar colours as the upper tier and may be harder but much cheaper.
In the final analysis, the slate worktop prices will depend entirely on the slate slabs that you select and the fabricator, whom you appoint to install it. That beauty is always adjudged by the buyer, applies perfectly to slate also, as even cheaper slate from the world over, will dazzle you with their colours, some less expensive Cheap Marble Worktops, with the cheapest discounts, some more expensive, but on an average, the slate worktop prices would range from £90 to £280 per square metre as an average price indication.