Prices - how mutch will cost your project
Homeowners know that budgets are one of the most influential factors when choosing a flooring material. Tile cost is no different. It's important to have a ballpark figure of what different materials are going to cost so you can make an informed decision about which is best for you. Here's a list of the most popular tiles on the market, and their cost per square foot for materials and installation. Keep in mind, however, that tile cost varies depending on region, the type of material you choose, and labor costs. In other words, these tile cost figures aren't gospel, they're just here to give you an idea of what to expect when you start shopping around.
Stone tiles, including marble, granite, travertine, and others are by far the most expensive tiling choice when it comes to both materials and installation. Tile cost for stone runs $7 to $20 per square foot for the material itself, and $6 to $8 dollars per square foot, at least, for installation. Many tilers charge more for installing stone because lugging around the tiles is tougher than working with its ceramic or vinyl counterparts.
Ceramic tiles run anywhere from $2 to $15 per square foot for materials and $4 to $8 per square foot for installation.
Vinyl tiles are by far the cheapest on the market and run in the neighborhood of $1 to $4 dollars for materials and a very reasonable $1 to $2 per square foot for installation.
As with any home improvement project, expect to get what you pay for. Generally the higher the tile cost, the better the material you're getting. Same goes for the quality of installation. And again, keep in mind that prices will vary. The best way to get an idea of the cost of tile in your area is talk to regional suppliers and installers.
Don't Cut Too Many Corners
Also, don't forget that while tile cost is important to consider in making your decision, you are making a long-term investment in your home. That being the case, be careful about sacrificing what you want in order to meet your budget. Whatever you choose is going to be underfoot for years to come, so it's important that you get exactly what you want, despite the price
Prices that seem too good to be true usually are too good to be true. Many homeowners have regretted their decision to act on a “great deal” that turned into a bad deal. Some of these “bad deal” companies provided low-quality work or used substandard materials, while others engaged in questionable business practices like tax dodging, working without insurance, or using illegal workers. Some of the companies raised the price or added items that were not included in the original price, after the homeowner was committed.