Cost to Remove Tile

Updated: August 2017

Tile Removal CalculatorZip Code
Square Feet*
Item detailsQtyLow  High
Tile Labor, Basic 
Basic labor to remove tile with favorable site conditions. Detach from adjacent surfaces. Break into haul able pieces. Remove from home and dispose of legally. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
129 square feet$0.00$0.00
Tile Debris Disposal
Costs to load and haul away old materials, installation waste and associated debris.
129 square feet0.76780.8734
 Unused Minimum Labor
Balance of 2 hr(s) minimum labor charge that can be applied to other tasks.
   
Totals - Cost To Remove Tile   
Average Cost per Square Foot  

For a basic project in zip code 47474 with 120 square feet, the cost to Remove Tile starts at $2.96 - $6.03 per square foot*. Because job specific configurations and options will result in significantly different costs, homewyse uses industry-standard algorithms and professionally screened cost data to create estimates customized to the specific options of YOUR tile removal project. Unlike websites with vendor aggregated costs - which lack details for comparison and verification - homewyse delivers greater accuracy and relevancy, for estimates of cost, material and time to remove tile.

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 and Options 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 Remove 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!

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 Tile Removal, 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 Tile Removal 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 Tile Removal. 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 Remove Tile - Unit Price References

Tile Removal - 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 Tile Removal costs: combine related projects, minimize options/extras and be flexible about project scheduling.


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