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How Much Does It Cost to Install Tile?

Tile Installation Cost Guide

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.

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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:

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 $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.

Wall Tile Average $1,000 - $1,500Wall 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.

Shower Tile Average $1,000 - $1,500Shower 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.

Backsplash Tile Average $750Backsplash Tile: Average $800

Useful in the kitchen and bathroom, backsplash tile is commonly installed around countertops, sinks and stove areas. The typical backsplash size is 25 sq. ft. Larger walls are priced separately.

Tile Installation Ideas
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.

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:


  • 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:

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:
BacksplashBacksplash

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.

CementCement

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.

CeramicCeramic

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.

PorcelainPorcelain

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.

GlassGlass

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 StoneNatural 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.

MosaicMosaic

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 AccentsDecorative 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.

TrimTrim

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. 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. 


Why Choose the Home Depot