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.
|What you can expect|
|Range per square foot:||$7.46||$15.24|
|Range for this type of project:||$2,239||$4,571|
Wall Tile Installation Cost
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
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
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
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.
|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|
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.
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.
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.