What Does it Cost to Install Tile Flooring?

Estimating the overall cost to install tile flooring in your home allows you to see the total cost of the job, compared with other types of flooring. Tile flooring installation costs are related to the square footage of the room and the materials chosen.

Average Cost

Builders Carpet Outlet puts the cost of installing ceramic tile at £3 to £5 per square foot, which includes the backboard or subflooring but not the cost of grout. House Flipping Helper says you should expect to pay up to £4.80 per square foot for installation of tiles, but the cost does not include the tile or grout costs.


Labor costs for installing tile floors rise when the flooring in the room has angles or requires cutting of the tiles to fit specific areas of the room.

Expert Insight

According to House Flipping Helper, professional tile installers expect the client to pay for certain materials for the job, including grout, backing board and the tile. Tell the installer that you plan on paying for those costs yourself.

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Jennifer Eblin has been a full-time freelance writer since 2006. Her work has appeared on several websites, including Tool Box Tales and Zonder. Eblin received a master's degree in historic preservation from the Savannah College of Art and Design.