Subway tiles are a great way to enhance the beauty of your kitchen and bathroom. These tiles come in great range and colors and can be used in a variety of ways. Since every renovation project has its own budget, here is a brief overview of what to expect in terms of costs involved.
Subway Tile Material Costs
There are a plethora of ranges at which subway tiles are priced, with the most economical of them starting from as low as $0.15 per square foot to as high as $15 per square foot. Bearing in mind that a majority of kitchen and bathroom backsplashes do not exceed a surface area of more than 100 square foot, laying these tile materials do not tend to exceed the $300 mark at the rate of $3 per square foot.
Apart from the primary tile requirements, various other materials to are needed to successfully implement the tiles, the most important of which is sealant and grout. Typically, every finished square foot of sealant and grout require an average of $1.51 per square foot. Additionally, if the work is done as a DIY project, numerous stationery such as grout float, tape measure, tile cutter, goggles, and gloves etc. are required ranging up to an amount of $100.
Subway Tile Labor Cost
In various cases, homeowners hire a contractor to work on installing backsplashes instead of doing it themselves. This is mainly done as the process is highly time-consuming. The process of installing the tiles involves processes ranging from cutting to laying the tiles and adding the grout. For a simple surface such as a small kitchen, the entire project could take up innumerable hours if not days.
For installing tiles, contractors could charge in the range from $40 to $150 every hour. However, there is a range of factors which could affect this, paramount of these being the location of the homes. One way of keeping the overall costs of the installation down could be by choosing standard rectangular tiles. Going through with a complex tile shape or an overall backsplash design could result in a longer installation process, and hence an increase in the overall tile backsplash price.