Cost to Install a Mortar Bed

Updated: December 2016

Mortar Bed Installation Cost CalculatorZip Code
Square Feet*
Item detailsQtyLow  High
Mortar Bed Labor, Basic 
Basic labor to install mortar bed with favorable site conditions. Secure framing and screed strips. Prepare, apply and level mortar. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
129 square feet$0.00$0.00
Mortar Bed Job Supplies 
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to install mortar bed including: fabrication and polishing disposables, manufacturer recommended underlayment, fasteners, adhesives and surface sealants.
129 square feet$0.00$0.00
Mortar Bed Equipment Allowance
Job related costs of specialty equipment used for job quality and efficiency, including: 5+ cuft heavy duty mortar box with electric drill driven mixer.
129 square feet$0.00$0.00
Option: Remove Tile
Detach from adjacent surfaces. Break into haul able pieces. Remove from home and dispose of legally.
129 square feet$0.00$0.00
Mortar Bed Debris Disposal
Costs to load and haul away old materials, installation waste and associated debris.
129 square feet0.76781250.8734375
 Unused Minimum Labor
Balance of 2 hr(s) minimum labor charge that can be applied to other tasks.
   
Totals - Cost To Install Mortar Bed   
Average Cost per Square Foot  

Get an INSTANT, detailed estimate of the cost to Install a Mortar Bed! Our free calculator uses up-to-date, trusted data to estimate typical subcontractor costs for a Mortar Bed Installation project. For a basic 120 square feet project in zip code 47474, the benchmark cost to Install a Mortar Bed ranges between $6.68 - $10.17 per square foot* .

To estimate costs for your project:

1. Set Project Zip Code Enter the Zip Code for the location where labor is hired and materials purchased.

2. Specify Project Size Enter the number of "square feet" required for the project.

3. Re-calculate Click the "Update" button.


NOTE: *Input the total of the finished surface area AND the area of any openings enclosed by the finished area.


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Cost to Install a Mortar Bed - Notes and General Information

These estimates are for BASIC work performed in serviceable conditions by qualified trade professionals using MID GRADE materials. Work not mentioned on this page and/or work using master craftsman, premium materials and project supervision will result in HIGHER COSTS!

These estimates are NOT substitutes for written quotes from trade professionals. Homewyse strongly recommends that you contact reputable professionals for accurate assessments of work required and costs for your project - before making any decisions or commitments.

The cost estimate includes:

  • Costs for local material / equipment delivery to and service provider transportation to and from the job site.
  • Costs to prepare the worksite for Mortar Bed Installation, including costs to protect existing structure(s), finishes, materials and components.
  • Costs for job cleanup and debris removal at project completion.
  • Labor setup time, mobilization time and minimum hourly charges that are commonly included for small Mortar Bed Installation jobs.

The cost estimate does NOT include:

  • Costs for removing, relocating, repairing, or modifying existing framing, surfacing, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems - or bringing those systems into compliance with current building codes.
  • Costs for testing and remediation of hazardous materials (asbestos, lead, etc).
  • General contractor overhead and markup for organizing and supervising the Mortar Bed Installation. Add 15% to 23% to the total cost above if a general contractor will supervise this project.
  • Sales tax on materials and supplies.
  • Permit or inspection fees (or portion thereof) required by your local building department for your overall project.

Cost to Install a Mortar Bed - References

Mortar Bed Installation - Average Cost Per Square Foot

Expect to pay in the higher end of the price range for a licensed, insured and reputable pro - and for complex or rush projects.

To lower Mortar Bed Installation costs: combine related projects, minimize options/extras and be flexible about project scheduling.


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