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Cost to Install Ceramic Tile Flooring

Our ceramic tile installation cost for 2024 calculator allows you to change variables & refigure.

Ceramic Floor Tile Install Cost Options:

Basic Tile Pattern 1
Diagonal Straight
Floor Square Footage 2   Sq. Ft.

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Labor to Install Ceramic Floor Tiles  
Ceramic Floor Tile Materials  
Total Cost
Average Sq. Ft. Cost  

Includes all labor, materials and supplies needed for performing the work based on entered square footage. Results are approximations based on installs for ceramic floor tile in the United States. Total cost sums exclude any taxes charged for both materials and labor amounts.

Options for Installing Ceramic Tile Flooring:

1 The diagonal is laid at 45 degrees while straight is parallel with the walls. Since the diagonal does require outer cuts, this however creates a loss of natural outer bevel and so with ceramic, as with many tiles, a seperate straight circumference border is usually not chosen when this is done.
2 This is the length times width (inches) divided by 144.

Inclusions and Exclusions

Included is the install of the ceramic tile to be set overtop other flooring, or subflooring, in either a straight or diagonal pattern on the horizontal floor surface. This exludes any removal of the existing floor or making reinforcements or replacing the subfloor like with cement backerboard which would come at an extra. A simple decorative ceramic tile border may be part of the completed floor. Custom borders or inlays are excluded.

Labor, Materials and Supplies notes:

  • The labor component charged to the project only.
  • Includes all labor necessary for the completion of project from prepping the floor, including removal and replacement of baseboard moulding, making the proposed layout of the tile pattern and laying selected ceramic tile in a centered fashion. Includes supplying & applying adhesives like thinset mortar mix (with additives) or epoxy adhesive or a decent grade premixed adhesive; applying back buttering techniques where called for.
  • Tools and supplies accounted for include occasional replacement diamond blades for wet tile saw, and manual tile cutters and nippers. Includes the placement of spacers that are normally 1/8" to 1/2" although many tile setters do not opt for these.
  • Taking measures at protecting existing flooring, and final cleanup and disposal of waste is allocated within these amounts.
  • Grade of supplies and materials are intercompatible and rated at moderate and above.

  • Amounts for the labor portion per specific geographic locales may fluctuate based on given zip code.

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