Tile gives bathrooms an upscale appearance, and it’s more durable than many other materials. But installing tile also costs more than bathtub surrounds or vinyl flooring.
Whether you’ve decided on your products or are still gathering bathroom floor and shower tile ideas, you have to know how much you’re going to spend. Read more here.
Other Costs and Considerations
Homeowners thinking about having any kind of new bathroom tiling installed should not only factor in the cost per square foot of tile needed but installation and labor costs as well. Most of the time, contractors are happy to provide homeowners with a free cost estimate prior to beginning any work. Usually, this cost estimate includes labor. However, if it does not, homeowners should be prepared to shell out an additional $450 to $600 in installation costs alone. It is actually not uncommon for the labor and installation costs to be more than the material costs of the project.
Homeowners should also do their best to get an idea of material costs by first figuring out how much tile they will need to get the project done. This can be calculated by simply multiplying the length of the bathroom times the width to get a complete surface area of the space. Then, subtract the square footage of any spaces that will not need to be tiled such as areas taken up by the bathtub, shower, toilet and sink. The remaining square footage is what will need to be tiled; homeowners should then purchase a little bit more tile than is technically needed to pad for errors.
Many homeowners look for ways to save on their new flooring installation costs as well. Fortunately, there are many ways to go about doing this. Homeowners can shop around with different companies and contractors to find special deals and promotions. In some cases, it may even be possible for a homeowner to install the tile him or herself, though this may require at least some previous knowledge or experience.
Having new bathroom tile installed in one’s home can be a great way to update a bathroom without necessarily having to spend a great deal of money in the process. The key is simply to choose the flooring type that is best for the space and that coincides with the homeowner’s budget. From there, homeowners can enjoy an improved space and increased resale value in the home as well. Read more here.