Natural stone consist of granite, marble, soapstone, travertine, onyx, slate and others. People purchase natural stone for it's beauty and uniqueness. No two colors are ever the same.
When it comes to pricing it is the actual color that determines the cost. Most of the consistant neutral colors are on the low end of cost starting around $40 per sq. ft. for 3CM materials. Exotic colors which have more color or flow to the pattern will start around $50 per sq. ft. installed can run as high as $100 per sq. ft. installed.
Natural stone is scratch and heat resitant but should be sealed as needed to prevent stains and water marks. Surfaces seals each job when installed and sells sealer and cleaner at our showroom. Not all stones are appropriate for kitchens or outdoor use and your salesperson will be happy to help you with your decision.
Surfaces stocks several granites at the $40 price point along with a great selection of exotics to choose from. If you cannot find what your looking for at our showroom you are more than welcome to visit any of our local partners to hand pick the slabs that are right for you!