Cost to Install Ceramic Floor Tile

July 2022

Ceramic Floor Tile Installation CalculatorZip Code
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Ceramic Floor Tile Cost 
Non-discounted retail pricing for: Residential grade glazed ceramic tile 12" x 12". Moderate to heavy traffic. Quantity includes typical waste overage, material for repair and local delivery.
129 square feet$276.91$364.63
Ceramic Floor Tile Installation Labor, Basic 
Basic labor to install ceramic floor tile with favorable site conditions. Measure, fabricate and secure backer board. Layout tile pattern. Fabricate and install with thinset mortar. Grout and clean surface. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
129 square feet$276.91$364.63
Ceramic Floor Tile Installation Job Supplies 
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to install ceramic floor tile including: fabrication and polishing disposables, manufacturer recommended underlayment, fasteners, adhesives and surface sealants.
129 square feet$276.91$364.63
Ceramic Floor Tile Installation Equipment Allowance
Job related costs of specialty equipment used for job quality and efficiency, including: 10" diameter diamond wet tile and stone saw, mortar box and power mortar mixer. Daily rental. Consumables extra.
129 square feet$276.91$364.63
Option: Remove Flooring
Detach from mounting surface(s). Break into haul able pieces. Remove from home and dispose of legally. Asbestos handling is extra.
129 square feet$276.91$364.63
Ceramic Floor Tile Debris Disposal
Costs to load and haul away old materials, installation waste and associated debris.
129 square feet0.236250.26875
 Unused Minimum Labor
Balance of 2 hr(s) minimum labor charge that can be applied to other tasks.
   
Totals - Cost To Install Ceramic Floor Tile   
Average Cost per Square Foot  
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For a basic project in zip code 47474 with 120 square feet, the cost to Install Ceramic Floor Tile starts at $15.47 - $22.19 per square foot*. Actual costs will depend on job size, conditions, and options.

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Cost to Install Ceramic Floor Tile - 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! Explore the full range of ceramic tile flooring new installation labor options and material prices here.

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 Ceramic Floor Tile Installation, including costs to protect existing structure(s), finishes, materials and components.
  • Labor setup time, mobilization time and minimum hourly charges that are commonly included for small Ceramic Floor Tile 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 Ceramic Floor Tile Installation. Add 13% to 22% 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.

References - Ceramic Floor Tile Installation

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Ceramic Floor Tile Installation Cost Infographic - critical areas of budget risk and savings

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