How Much Does It Cost to Install Tile?

Cost to Install Tile

The average 5 ft. x 8 ft. bathroom costs approximately $1,000-$1,500 to demo and install new floor tile and tub surround. A stand-up shower needs twice as much tile, which will add on another $2,000-$3,000.
 

Introduction

Tile is a stylish and resilient flooring material that can work in almost every part of your house. Depending on your particular needs and budget, tile can either be a cost-effective solution or an easy way to create the luxury home of your dreams. Before you begin a flooring renovation project, it's important to familiarize yourself with basic tile installation cost. 

Here are a few questions to ask yourself when you’re in the planning phase:

  • Where are you planning to install your tile? What’s the square footage of this space? Size and design can impact your costs dramatically. 
  • What do you want from your new tile floor? Are you looking for a luxurious master bedroom space or do you want a room that’s easy to clean and care for? 
  • What type of tile do you like? Different types of tile offer unique benefits and looks. The type of tile you choose will also impact your material and installation costs. 
  • Does your home pose any unique challenges? Some homeowners need to level the floor before work can begin. Other handy homeowners may be able to tackle an easy installation project on their own.

Average Cost by Project/Room

The overall cost of your tile installation can vary based on the size of the room, the materials you pick and any difficulties you encounter along the way.

Here are some average costs that can help you build your budget:


FLOOR TILE

AVERAGE $1,000 - $1,500

A tile floor is durable and made to last, even in high-traffic spaces and bathrooms.  
A variety of looks makes it easy to find a style that fits your home.

FLOOR TILE 
AVERAGE $1000 - $1,500

TILE MATERIAL:

$2.00/SQ. FT.

SETTING MATERIALS:

$1.37/sq. ft.

INSTALLATION:

$6.50/sq.ft.


Wall Tile

AVERAGE $1,000 - $1,500

Wall tile is commonly used in bathrooms, but it can add style to many other spaces in your home.

Wall Tile
AVERAGE $1000 - $1,500

TILE MATERIAL:

$2.00/SQ. FT.

SETTING MATERIALS:

$1.37/sq. ft.

INSTALLATION:

$8.00/sq.ft.


Shower Tile

AVERAGE $1,500

Because tile is available in so many styles and is typically easy to clean, it's an ideal choice for showers. 

Shower Tile
AVERAGE $1,500

TILE MATERIAL:

$2.00/SQ. FT.

Setting materials:

$1.37/sq. ft.

INSTALLATION:

$8.00/sq.ft.


Backsplash Tile

AVERAGE: $750

Useful in the kitchen and bathroom, backsplash tile is commonly installed around countertops, sinks and stove areas.

Backsplash Tile
AVERAGE: $750

TILE MATERIAL:

$2.00/SQ. FT.

Setting materials:

$1.37/sq. ft.

INSTALLATION:

$8.00/sq.ft.

Tile Installation Ideas

Here are a few of the most common ways homeowners use tile to upgrade their home

Tile is a versatile material that can be used throughout your home. While the square footage of your space, your tile choice and your home’s layout all impact overall cost, tile is generally a cost-effective, stylish and long-lasting solution. 

Here are a few of the most common ways homeowners use tile to upgrade their home:

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  • Living Room and Family Room  
    High-traffic areas often benefit from tile installation because the material is durable, water-resistant and scratch-resistant. It’s also easy to clean and available in a wide variety of looks. 

  • Kitchen 
    In the kitchen, tile is a common material for flooring. It can also be used to create a decorative backsplash or counter edge. 
  • Bathroom Floor
    Glazed tile can handle water well, making it a smart pick for bathrooms. You can also find a range of styles, making it easy to achieve the look you desire.
  • Shower 
    Available in classic tiles, stick-on styles, like mosaic patterns, and more, shower tile adds interest to your space and is typically easy to care for.
  • Bedroom Floor
    While hardwood and stone flooring materials are often used in master bedrooms, tiles that mimic natural wood and stone are also hugely popular in these spaces due to their versatility and cost-effectiveness. 

Features That May Affect Cost

Tile installation is a routine job that trained professionals can handle with ease. However, there are some features that may affect the overall cost of your project. 

Here are common features that may impact the cost to install tile floor:

  • Removal of old flooring: $1-$4/sq.ft. To begin work, your installers will need to remove any existing flooring. This job can be time consuming. Removing old flooring or replacing shower tile may cause you to incur additional cost. These costs are typically built into your labor price when you receive a quote. 
  • Leveling the floor before new tile installation: $.25-$1.00/sq.ft. Some spaces may require extra work to create a level floor that allows for quality tile installation. 
  • Overall room size: Removal of old flooring, leveling the floor and installing new tile is typically more expensive in large spaces. Keep your square footage in mind when figuring the cost of tile installation.

Tile Materials and Products Purchased

The tile materials and products you choose can greatly affect your cost. Here are a few examples that could impact your overall cost:

Backsplash

Backsplash

Adding a tile backsplash to kitchen counters, behind the stove or in the bathroom may add to your cost, but can greatly beautify your home. If you choose to use the same tile material as the rest of your space you’ll need to factor in more square footage and higher labor costs. Choosing a different high-end tile could add to your bill, but for many homeowners, it’s well worth the additional cost.

Cement

Cement

Cement tile is durable and available in a wide variety of designs. Often used for modern spaces, cement tile takes and holds color well, making it an ideal option if you’re looking for colorful patterned or printed tile.

Ceramic

Ceramic

A go-to in today’s homes, glazed ceramic tile handles water well and resists staining. It’s also easy to clean. Ceramic tile floor installation costs tend to be low compared to many other common types of flooring.

Porcelain

Porcelain

One of the most durable types of tile flooring, porcelain is an exceptional choice for almost any room in your home because it's available in so many styles. Because porcelain is very hard and strong, it is more expensive than ceramic. Labors costs are also higher on average since porcelain is more difficult to cut.

Glass

Glass

Typically used for walls, shower walls and backsplashes, glass tile can give your home an elegant appearance. Available in transitional and modern styles, mixing glass with other tile materials is common to give a room more depth and design flair.

Natural stone

Natural stone

Marble, slate, travertine and granite tile can all add richness to your kitchen, living room or bathroom. Natural stone typically costs more than cement, ceramic or porcelain, but it can add to the overall resale value of your home.

Mosaic

Mosaic

Typically a mixture of small tiles, mosaics can add movement and visual interest to backsplashes, walls and shower walls. Tile costs can vary based on material, and installation costs may be slightly higher since more individual tiles are used.

Decorative accents

Decorative accents

Decorative tile accents help bring a simple tile design to life. These accents can cost homeowners a little more since layout and design are more time consuming. However, adding an adornment to your tile installation should not dramatically impact your overall price.

Trim

Trim

Adding trim to a space can up the level of elegance in any room. While it may cost more than going without, it’s often essential in many spaces. It’s also quite cost-effective when considering the overall cost of tile installation.

Why Choose The Home Depot


The Home Depot is a great place to take care of all of your tile installation needs. We work with fully vetted, badged installers that know their trade and will offer you a  free in-home consultation to help decide what's best for your budget and needs. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for your free in-home consultation. The Home Depot also offers a great selection of flexible financing options. 


Lifetime Install Warranty


The Home Depot offers a great warranty for all of our tile products. You can enjoy peace of mind knowing that you’ll get a warranty that provides protection included in the cost to install tile in your home. 

Contact us today at

1-800-HOME-DEPOT

to learn more.

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