Countertop Pricing Categories

Not all countertops are created equal, and this is reflected in its price. Many things can influence the cost of a countertop, whether it’s made from laminate, granite or quartz. Finish, edge profile, and the size of the countertop are examples of just some of the things that can increase the cost of your countertop. Below we have a list of our different countertop types and their respective pricing categories.


With Bronze being the least expensive and Exotic Plus being the most expensive there are many factors influencing the price of your granite countertop. One thing to keep in mind about the cost of granite; A granite top in the exotic plus category is not necessarily “better” than one in the bronze category and vice versa. The “hardness” of the granite is very similar in all categories and does not affect the price of your countertop. A major cost in granite is shipping the stone from quarries around the world. More often than not you will notice that the granite in the bronze category comes from quarries that are much closer to Winnipeg than those in the platinum, exotic and exotic plus categories. Other costs affecting granite pricing are rarity of the stone, edge profile type and the size of the countertop. To view pictures of the available colors click here.

Bronze Category

Acacia Academy Black Bimini White Crystal Gold Kashmir White
Kenoran Sage Lac Du Bonnet Lake Superior Green Lakota Crossing Mesabi Black
Rockville White Royal Auburn Royal Mahogany Royal Sable Sierra White
Silver Pearl Verde Butterfly

Silver Category

Baltic Brown Café Imperial Caledonia Chestnut Brown Coffee Brown
Colonial Gold Giallo Napoleone Giallo Ornamental Imperial Gold Juparana Royal
Juparana Santa Cecelia Marron Castor Paradiso Santa Fe Brown Sapphire Blue
Tobacco Tropic Brown Venetian Gold Verde Labrador

Gold Category

Amarello Veneciano Black Galaxy Copper Silk Giallo Vicenza Giallo West
Gold Leaf Ivory Brown Madura Gold Nero Absolute Sageberry Green
Verde Jade Verde Sao Francisco

Platinum Category

Antique Brown Bianco Romano Blue Butterfly Blue Pearl Cambrian Black
Crystal Sunset Emerald Pearl Golden Beach Palladio Venatino Marble
Verde Marinace Wine River

Platinum Plus Category

Alaska White Amarello Palmeris Aqua Grantique Avacado Bianco Antico
Cambrian Cream Colonial Treasure Crema Persa Geriba Beach Golden Cayman
Golden Crystal Infinity Ivory Coast Juparana Crema Bordeaux Juparana Gaivota
Mari Blue Persian Brown Pompeii Red Dragon Sucuri
White Fantasy Yellow River

Exotic Category

Carnival Costa Esmeralda Jurassic Black Typhoon Bordeaux

Exotic Plus Category

Comet Labrador Antique

Standard Edge Profiles (No Charge)

Eased Bevel ¼ Round

Custom Edge Profiles

Category 1 Category 2 Category 3
3/8 Round Slope Split Polish
Bullnose Ogee
Rock Pitch


All quartz colors fall under one pricing category. This category is most often comparable in price to the silver category in granite but it can cost more or less. Layout of the kitchen and waste from cutting the slab are all factors that can affect the cost of this countertop. To view the available colors click here.


Here at M.G. Cabinets we offer Laminate from 5 different Manufacturers each with their own pricing structure for laminate finishes. Factors that influence the price of your laminate countertop include the size of the top, the edge profile, and finish type. The codes used below can be found behind the Laminate samples. Not all finishes can be applied to each color so please check with us for availability.

The Finishes below are given a number from 1 to 4 with
Level 1 Finishes being included in the price of the countertop
Levels 2, 3, and 4 carry an upcharge and the upcharge increases as the level increases


1 – Cashmere (CA)

2 – Diamond (DI)

3 – Luminous (LM)*

3 – Breccia (BC)

3 – Refined Matte (RM)


1 – Matte (60)

1 – Fine Velvet (38)

2 – Crystal (90)

3 – Glossy (01)*

3 – Textured Gloss (07)*

3 – Quarry (52)*

4 – Mirage (35) [Wide bar tops carry an upcharge in this finish]

4 – Facet (45) [Wide bar tops carry an upcharge in this finish]

4 – Glaze (55) [Wide bar tops carry an upcharge in this finish] 


1 – Matte (T)

3 – Counter V (CV) 


1 – Suede (S)

2 – Crystal (J)

3 – StoneX (V)


1 – Matte (58)

3 – Crystal (42)

3 – Etchings (46)*

3 – Honed (77)

3 – Radiance (RD)* 

Formica 180FX

4 – Etchings (46)* [Wide bar tops carry an upcharge in this finish]

4 – Honed (77) [Wide bar tops carry an upcharge in this finish]

4 – Radiance (RD)* [Wide bar tops carry an upcharge in this finish]

*Daily use is more evident on glossy surfaces. Abrasions and scratches will be more visible on these finishes than with textured or matte finishes. These markings are not covered by the manufacturer’s warranty as defects.

Darker laminate colors will show abrasions and telegraphing more so than lighter colors. Scratches on these materials, when due to daily use, are not covered by the manufacturer’s warranty and are not to be considered as defects in the laminate.

Price categories may change without notice.