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Jewel Stone Concrete Cost: How Much Should You Expect To Pay?

June 19, 2024

So, you've discovered the beauty of Jewel Stone and are interested in how it transforms everyday concrete. One of the main questions you may be asking yourself is "What is it going to cost" to have Jewel Stone installed for your next project?

In this article, we walk you through our process when it comes to giving our customers accurate estimates, and things we take into consideration.

For an exact price, it's recommended that you contact a Jewel Stone contractor and request a site visit.

Factors You Need To Take Into Consideration

Let's start by stating that every installation is unique, so it isn't easy to provide a standard price. However, we value transparency, and below are just a few factors that impact the price you can expect to pay:

The Size Of The Project

Of course, a larger project is going to cost more than a smaller one. We consider smaller jobs 100 Sq ft or less and those jobs are quoted per job. Larger projects will provide a clearer cost-per-square-foot and will come in at a higher price.

How Complex The Installation Is

Installing Jewel Stone on a plain, level, square concrete patio is a lot simpler than wrapping around pillars, stairs, or curves in a design. The more complex the installation, the more you can expect the investment to be.

The Location Of The Job

We're located in Etobicoke, Ontario. So if you are looking for Jewel Stone in the GTA, it's less travel time for us than for example Hamilton. That will have an impact on the cost.

Condition Of The Existing Concrete

If the surface that we are going to apply the Jewel Stone concrete overlay on is in good condition, that requires less labour to prep the job saving time. If you have old deteriorating concrete that needs to be removed and new concrete needs to be laid, you're looking at a higher investment of money.

Do You Have a Standard Jewel Stone Cost Per Square Foot?

Pricing is provided on a project-by-project basis. Smaller projects are typically charged by the job which makes it difficult to provide an exact dollar amount. With that being said, for larger projects you can expect to pay between $8 - $10 per square foot for the professional installation of Jewel Stone concrete overlay with Valhalla contracting.

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Do Modifications And Add-Ons Impact The Price?

Plain Jewel Stone finishes without grout lines are less complex and take less time which will result in a lowered price. Other factors will also play a part, such as:

Tinting Concrete

Colour washing or tinting the concrete to the desired colour may result in an additional cost to the project. That's something we discuss with clients during the quoting phase.


If you're looking to add a boarder, this will be an additional cost.

Pattern Modifications

Small tile design and flag stone designs may also have an impact on the price. Again, that's something we discuss with clients during the quoting phase.

The Price Will Also Be Impacted By The Experience Of The Installer(s)

Have you heard the expression, "You get what you pay for"? Rates will differ from a solo contractor to an experienced company depending on the size of the crew and the years they have been in the business.


Jewel Stone is a work of art.

It's applied and sanded by hand meaning that every installation is unique. Trust us when we say, you need at least two professionals on the job to ensure a quality installation. Jewel Stone can dry fast and if not handled in a timely fashion, the result often looks unfinished and unprofessional. The size and complexity of the project will determine the number of contractors you need.

In addition, contractors may offer an attractive price to win the business, but not realize what it takes to provide a quality job and rush to get it finished.

Is Jewel Stone More Cost Effective Than Everyday Concrete?

Jewel Stone may have a higher initial cost than everyday concrete, but it can add significant aesthetic and property value, making it potentially more cost-effective in the long run.

Everyday concrete is cheaper initially but may require more frequent maintenance and lacks the visual appeal and value enhancement of Jewel Stone.

Taking It All Into Account, Here's Our Summary.

Jewel Stone transforms everyday concrete and is a way to rejuvenate tired old deteriorating concrete, adding luxurious and classic beauty to your space at a very affordable price.

We have explored the multitude of factors that can have an impact on price, from existing concrete areas to the type of finish you are looking for.

Our recommendation, give a Jewel Stone contractor a call.

Looking For A Jewel Stone Contractor? Contact The Home Of Jewel Stone, Valhalla Contracting, Today!

Are you ready to transform your plain existing concrete surfaces with jewel stone overlay? If so, you're in the right place.

Get your free quote today and add luxurious and classic beauty to your property at an affordable price. You can contact us by filling out a form on our site, or give us a call at (416) 857-7480. We look forward to transforming your everyday concrete.

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Bart Chuchala

Bart manages the Valhalla Contracting company with great passion and engagement. At work, he is a perfectionist who pays close attention to every detail. His lifetime experience enabled the creation of a unique, inimitable style of manufacturing decorative concrete.



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