In short, installation of new travertine design kitchen counter top costs somewhere between $25 and $170 per sq . foot, including parts and labor. That is a very large range, receive multiple quotes. Many countertop contractors will give free estimates to discuss your options and the costs. Call many of these companies to get a feeling of the costs of your job. These contractors will be the same contractors that construct granite countertop as well as laminate countertops. There are 2 large costs associated with installation of countertops, labor and materials.
Cost of Materials
There are 2 options when selecting your countertops. You can elect to install travertine tiles or travertine slabs (one piece countertops). Most likely, you’ll discover that travertine tiles cost $5 to $15 per square foot. Some people enjoy the look of tile countertops. However, some enjoy the look of the one piece travertine slab. Slabs start at roughly $15 per square foot and can be upwards of $50 per square foot. The cost of travertine slabs should include shaping to fit your kitchen shape and completing the edges. Confirm each of these items with the countertops contractor.
Cost of Labor
Like the cost of materials, the costs associated with labor can vary greatly. As with materials, whether you choose to install tile or a one piece slab can make a very large range in labor costs. Installation of travertine tile countertops run between $20 and $100 per square foot. This depends on the experience of your countertop contractor, the complexities of your particular project, and what geographic region you live (costs can vary greatly region to region). Solid slab installations can run somewhere in the area of $40 to $120 per square foot. As stated above, this depends on your contractor, specifics of your project and your location. It is important that you and your contractor agree on the scope of the work. Ensure that all items you want completed are included.
As can be seen, prices vary greatly for installation of travertine countertops. This is why it is critical to discuss and understand your specific project with multiple different contractors.