Knowing the cost of tiling a bathroom or kitchen flooring makes sure that you stay within your renovation budget. Vinyl tiles that are economical start at around 40 cents per square foot and are generally offered in 12-by-12-inch squares. Highly durable and improve the appearance of your home and environmentally friendly stone and ceramic tiles add character. Ceramic and stone come in a large selection of colors and sizes, allowing for more tile floor designs such as a stylized pattern that is mosaic. Ceramic tiles start at around $1 per square foot. Marble and other stone tile can cost around $60 per square foot.

Assess width and the length of the floor. Multiply the length by the width to calculate the room’s square footage. If your area is 12 feet by 14 feet, it’s a full 168 square feet in size. Assess length and the width of the flooring in inches, if you are tiling a room. Multiply the length and width together and then multiply that number by 144 to convert it.

Multiply the square footage and round up. Add that number to this room’s overall square feet. As an instance, 10 percent of 168 is 16.8. The number becomes 17. Adding 17 to 168 equals 185. Here is the number of square feet of tile that you want. The 10 percent takes into account the joints and end pieces of the flooring tile.

Divide the number of square feet from the quantity of square feet which a box of tile covers to determine the number of boxes you want to purchase. Tile boxes are marked with all the dimensions of a tile, such as a tile and the quantity of square feet that the box of tiles can cover, such as 10 feet. You can often find these measurements online on tile shop websites and home improvement shop websites. Square feet coverage and the tile measurements will be found on a decal on the tile box’s face.

The purchase price of one box of tiles from the number of boxes you will need for your project to figure the cost of the tile.

Insert your installation materials’ cost, including trowel, grout, mortar and a tile-cutting saw. Insert the installation materials total and then use the sales tax that is local to find the cost of tiling the space. Divide the cost of tiling the space by the number of feet in the area it will cost to tile your flooring.

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