Tile installation costs $7 to $15 per square foot for tiling a floor, shower, or bathroom walls and $20 to $35 per square foot for a backsplash. Tile contractors charge $40 to $100 per hour on average. Total costs depend on the room, project size, and quality and size of the tile.
Porcelain and ceramic tile flooring lasts 50 to 100 years on average, while natural stone tile such as granite and marble has a life expectancy of more than 100 years.
Tile adds value to a home when properly installed with up-to-date materials. Installing tile flooring, bathroom walls, or a backsplash has a 50% to 70% return on investment on average.
Laying new tile takes 1 to 3 days to install on average, depending on the size of the project, type and size of tile, and if there's a subfloor in place with suitable floor joists.
When selecting the best type of tiling to use for your home, consider the various ratings and tile types:
Types of tiling
Ceramic and porcelain tile are the cheapest and most cost-effective, but have a few differences:
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Tile can be installed over tile if the subfloor is concrete or a sound surface that's level and free of mold and mildew. Tile can also be installed over concrete, linoleum, vinyl, plywood, and drywall, depending on the circumstances and tile material used.
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