Marble has been a sign of luxury and elegance for centuries and remains a popular natural stone choice for Sydney homeowners today. Chances are you’re interested in what marble has to offer. But with a reputation for being a premium stone, is marble within your budget?
The truth is, although many Sydneysiders may consider marble as being out of their budget, there are many ways to incorporate marble pieces into your home that won’t break the bank or plunge you into debt.
Whether you’re considering a striking new marble slab countertop, stylish marble floor tiles, or powerful marble statement pieces to your home, the final cost of marble installation may surprise you.
On average, marble can cost anywhere from a few hundred to $2,500 and up per m2, but average prices don’t tell the whole story. Many factors contribute to the price of marble, including the type of marble, the finish and the complexity of installation.
To help you confidently plan your next home improvement project, we’ll break down marble costs in this guide – so let’s get right into it!
Is marble worth installing?
Aside from how gorgeous marble looks, this natural stone also offers advantageous design flexibility making it the perfect complementary material to elevate your current decor. Or, you can take advantage of marble’s natural light-reflecting properties to create the illusion of space in small bathrooms, kitchens and walkways.
Whatever your design goals, the decision to install marble will come down to your preferences and budget, but you may be surprised at just how affordable marble can be. Keep in mind, home improvements made with natural stone can add value to your property, so you can enjoy the benefits of marble today and again down the line if you decide to sell.
Enough theory. Let’s break down the prices you should expect to pay for marble services in Sydney.
Factors that affect the cost of marble
The figures below show the price per m2 for some of the most popular categories of marble which include:
- Carrara ($450 – $550 per m2)
- Crema Marfil ($450 – $500 per m2)
- Calacatta ($1,500 – $1,700 per m2)
When it comes to marble, there are multiple varieties and finishes to choose from and both will affect the cost of your project. To make your home improvement project easier, we’ve broken down some of the major factors that can help or hurt your budget so you’re not faced with any price shocks down the line.
However, many homeowners prefer a honed finish which can show off the natural beauty of natural stone and allow the stone’s veins to stand out without the distraction of a glossy polished finish. Other finishes include leathered and brushed which are not as common. However, they are more difficult to achieve which can lead to higher costs.
Labour and Installation
Common marble pieces compared
|Marble Piece||Average Cost (per m2)|
|Marble Tiles||$50 to $80|
|Marble Benchtop||$2,000 to $3,500|
|Marble Bathtub||$3,000 to $8,000|
|Marble Cleaning||$20 to $150|
|Marble Sealing||$35 to $150|
Keep in mind, these are typically material costs only. You’ll also need to factor in the cost of marble installation, which may also require the demolition or removal of old tiles and countertops. Most marble installers charge by the hour, so it helps to reach out for 3 to 5 quotes before landing on your preferred installer. Typical marble installation costs fall between $45 – $100 per hour.
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How much does marble restoration cost?
The price of marble restoration depends on the level of cleaning or repair required. For example, marble polishing can cost between $50 and $100 which can help remove stains. In contrast, if you’re dealing with more severe damage to your marble floor or wall tiles, you may need marble grinding, polishing and sealing which could set you back $2,000 for a multi-bedroom home.
At Rejuvenation Solutions, we understand how frustrating it can be trying to plan a budget around “average” figures. That’s why we offer an obligation-free Stone Restoration Consultation worth $195 to help you find the best value for money and breathe new life into your favourite marble pieces.
Trust the experts at Rejuvenation Solution for your next project
However, it’s a mistake to assume marble is automatically outside of your budget. The key to managing your costs and expectations is to speak to a natural stone expert before you make your final decision. This will help any installer understand exactly how much material is required, how complex the installation process, and how long the job will take to complete.
At Rejuvenation Solutions, we’re certified stone restoration specialists with a track record of delivering quality results (35 years and counting!). We’re more than happy to lend our expertise and provide quick and easy quotes for all your natural stone cleaning, polishing, grinding and sealing needs.
For a 100% obligation-free quote, call us on (02) 9216 9002 today!