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How Much Does It Cost To Install Wall Tile?

Typical range: $2,239-$4,571

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For your project in zip code 20149 with these options, the cost to install wall tile starts at $7.46-$15.24 per square foot. Your actual price will depend on job size, conditions, finish options you choose.

Installing new wall tiles can refresh the look of a kitchen or bathroom without the time and expense of a more extensive renovation project. New wall tiles can add a traditional look to a space and are easy to clean. For homeowners who plan to sell soon, installing new wall tiles may help impress buyers.

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What you can expect
Range per square foot:$7.46$15.24
Range for this type of project:$2,239$4,571
Estimate: $3,405
Wall Tile Installation Cost
321
square feet
$444$617
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Cost of glazed, 12"x12" ceramic tiling, durable for residential areas. Rate is inclusive of local delivery, as well as standard excess for perfect installation and occasional future repairs.
Basic Labor for Wall Tile Installation
45
hours
$1,458$3,551
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Labor costs for thorough installation under standard conditions. This will start with a full assessment of the space. Your team will plan the layout, acquire appropriate equipment, transport materials, and execute preparation, installation and cleanup. They will measure, fabricate, and secure the backer board, arrange the tile pattern, install tiles with thin set mortar, and grout and clean the surface.
Job Supplies for Wall Tile Installation
321
square feet
$284$323
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Standard materials used in the installation process, such as fabrication and polishing supplies, manufacturer-recommended underlayment, fasteners, adhesives, and surface sealants.
Equipment Allowance for Wall Tile Installation
1
job
$53$80
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Equipment allowance for 10" diamond masonry saw, mortar box, power mortar mixer, and other specialty tools. This is assessed as a daily rental fee, while single-use equipment will incur separate charges.
Standard services
Wall Tile Installation Cost
$444 -$617
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321
square feet
Cost of glazed, 12"x12" ceramic tiling, durable for residential areas. Rate is inclusive of local delivery, as well as standard excess for perfect installation and occasional future repairs.
Basic Labor for Wall Tile Installation
$1,458 -$3,551
arrow_drop_down
45
hours
Labor costs for thorough installation under standard conditions. This will start with a full assessment of the space. Your team will plan the layout, acquire appropriate equipment, transport materials, and execute preparation, installation and cleanup. They will measure, fabricate, and secure the backer board, arrange the tile pattern, install tiles with thin set mortar, and grout and clean the surface.
Job Supplies for Wall Tile Installation
$284 -$323
arrow_drop_down
321
square feet
Standard materials used in the installation process, such as fabrication and polishing supplies, manufacturer-recommended underlayment, fasteners, adhesives, and surface sealants.
Equipment Allowance for Wall Tile Installation
$53 -$80
arrow_drop_down
1
job
Equipment allowance for 10" diamond masonry saw, mortar box, power mortar mixer, and other specialty tools. This is assessed as a daily rental fee, while single-use equipment will incur separate charges.
Optional Services
What you can expect
Range per square foot:
$7 - $15
Range for this type of project:
$2,239 - $4,571
Estimate:
$3,405
Cost Comparison
YOUR ESTIMATE
$3,405

NATIONAL AVERAGE RANGE
$2,203 -$4,498
YOUR ESTIMATE

install wall tile national average cost

The national average materials cost to install wall tile is $1.63 per square foot, with a range between $1.36 to $1.89. The total price for labor and materials per square foot is $11.17, coming in between $7.34 to $14.99. A typical 300 square foot project costs $3,350.55, with a range of $2,203.42 to $4,497.67. Your actual price will depend on your location, job size, conditions and finish options you choose.
cost to install wall tile
National Avg. Materials Cost per square foot$1.63
National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 300 square foot$3,350.55
National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 300 square foot$2,203.42 - $4,497.67

Types of Wall Tiles

Homeowners can choose between many types of wall tiles.

  • Ceramic: Easy to clean and durable, these tiles are a great choice for messy areas such as kitchen backsplashes or bathroom walls.

  • Porcelain: These tiles are nearly waterproof, making them a smart option for bathroom walls. They generally cost more than ceramic tiles.

  • Mosaics: When installed, these sheets of tile look like thousands of tiny tiles. They tend to be relatively expensive since they’re harder to manufacture.

  • Natural Stone: Marble, quartz and other natural stones are beautiful, though beauty comes at a price. These tiles can be extremely expensive.

Cost Factors

While the cost of the tiles will comprise a significant portion of the project cost, there are other factors to consider. If the installer must first remove existing tile and prepare the area, expect higher fees. The size of the space is another major contributor to the cost, as tile and installation tends to be priced by the square foot.

Work With a Qualified Professional

Wall tiles must be laid precisely because crooked or uneven tiles can have a serious impact on the finished result. The right amount of tile must be ordered to avoid running out of tiles midway through the project. Once the tiles are laid, an appropriate type of grout must be applied in the correct quantities. For best results, homeowners should consider working with a qualified wall tile installer for this project.

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