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Cost of Polished Granite Counter: How Much Should You Budget?

Written by Christopher Miller on August 20, 2019
Edited By Stephen Baez, Last Updated On February 28, 2023
Reviewed By Samantha Peterson
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What is a Polished Granite Counter? 

Finish Options: Polished vs. Honed 

How Much Does a Polished Granite Counter Cost? 

What is a Polished Granite Counter? 

A polished granite counter is a granite countertop that appears to be shiny, rather than having a matte look. Many homeowners choose to have a polished finish on their granite countertops. The look of this beautiful natural stone is further enhanced by the shine that is produced with this finish. Although polished granite countertops are more commonly seen, there is another option for a finish you can choose: Honed. 


Finish Options: Polished vs. Honed 

While a polished finish will give your countertop a distinctive shine, a honed finish will give the surface more of a matte look. Some homeowners prefer to have a subdued look to their granite countertops, and therefore choose a honed finish.  

How Much Does a Polished Granite Counter Cost? 

Below is a table that will show you the general costs of a polished granite counter. Keep in mind that all prices are averages and can be impacted by where you live. All prices are by square foot. For a better idea of cost, check out the Countertop Estimator

Cost of Polished Granite Counters





Polished Granite (material)

$30 per square foot

$40-$55 per square foot

$65 to $75 per square foot


$5 per square foot

$5-$6 per square foot

$7 per square foot

Total Cost

$35 per square foot

$45 to $56 per square foot

$72 to $82 per square foot

National Average


(30 sq.ft. of moderate countertop with eased edge, undermount sink, and no backsplash)

Low: $2,000
Medium: $4,000
High: $6,000+

Cost to install kitchen countertops varies greatly by region (and even by zip code). Get free estimates from countertop installers in your city.

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