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Tile Installation – What Factors Should I Take Into Consideration?

Ceramic tile has become a popular remodeling choice among homeowners. It provides an attractive, easy to clean, durable and allergy free environment for any room in the house. It is a good option for bathrooms, kitchens, foyers, hallways and dens, but people are finding they prefer it in other rooms as well. When you are preparing to speak with a tile contractor about tile installation in your home, it is helpful to have an idea of the costs involved in a tile installation project. tile installation Cleveland (Ohio) 

When you are selecting your tile, there are some considerations that will affect the price beyond the tile itself. The pattern in which the tile is laid will have an impact of the price of the installation. The least expensive pattern is straight and the most will probably be diagonal. Layout designs that require numerous cuts may cost more as well.

If you would like the tiles very close together you will need smaller spacers and these are more expensive that the larger ones and are more time consuming to install. A 1/16 inch spacer will cost more than a 3/8 inch spacer.

Preparation costs

Removing carpet from the floor prior to the tile installation will cost $.50 per square foot if it is glued to the floor. There is usually no charge for carpet removal otherwise. If there is already existing tile, removal will be approximately $1.00 per square foot.

Bathroom areas to be tiled required the most preparation. Some of the things that will add to the cost are: removing and resetting the toilet, installing a shower pan, installing cement wall boards in shower tub area (Hardie backer) to make area waterproof, and any other destruction required.

Tile Installation Costs

Miscellaneous expenses may include spacers, grout, thin-set, mortar mix, wire mesh in addition to the cost of the tile and the tile installation itself. Most tile contractors charge approximately $.50 square foot to apply the grout.

A sealer is recommended once the tile installation is complete to protect the floor over time. The cost of the sealer and the application is also included in the total cost of the tile installation estimate you will receive.

The wall area and floor moldings may require paint touch up and fixtures may need to be installed. These items can add to the cost of the tile installation when done by a contractor.




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