Factors that determine tile installation costs.
Types Of Tile
|Slate tile backsplash in diagonal pattern with border|
This post will touch on a few of the factors to consider and help you to understand the cost associated with tile installation.
For instance, a 12 in. x 12 inch Ceramic tile can be had for less than $1.00 each. The same size in Slate tile can be $4.00 and up. In Marble, expect to pay $10.00 and up!
|Kitchen backsplash in subway pattern|
This kitchen backplash was done in the very popular Subway pattern.
This foyer was done in a Versailles pattern. Four different sizes of tile are required to create this style. Also known as a French Pattern, it is very popular for Travertine tile installation.
Tile SizesThe different tiles all come in a variety of shapes and sizes. From tiny Mosaics to huge 18 x 18 tiles for floors. Each one has a different degree of difficulty with regard to installation.
A tile installer can cover one square foot of floor or wall when he or she lays a single 12 x 12 tile. To cover that same area with 4 x 4 tiles, 9 individual pieces of tile must be installed. Thus, the size of tile you choose can affect tile installation cost dramatically.
Decorative Tile Accents & InlaysCustom inlays and borders can also add to your tile installation costs.
Besides the added labor, the material itself is more expensive than field tiles. Border tiles start at about $4.00 each and $10-$15.00 is very common. The same is true for decorative inlay tiles. Some tile inlays are as much as $100.00 each!
On a positive note, a few well placed deco tiles will certainly make your floor, backsplash or shower walls stand out from the crowd!
If you're planning a kitchen remodel or bathroom remodel in the greater Nashville area, Call Randy Armstrong Construction for a FREE estimate and Design Consultation. 615-443-1629. Let us help you create a unique and eye catching tile design to fit your budget!