Are you planning an upcoming home remodeling project that involves some tile work? One of the most confusing tasks as a homeowner is trying to choose the right type and style of tile for your application. If you’ve ever been to a large home improvement store you know getting expert help can sometimes be difficult.
Angi Home Improvement LLC are expert tile installers with more than 12 years of experience. In this article we’ll share with you some valuable time saving information on choosing the right tile for your upcoming home remodeling project.
Where Do You Plan On Installing The Tile?
Are you installing this tile in a bathroom, a kitchen, a front entry-way? Or are you not even installing the tile on the floor, rather a wall, a backsplash or even a custom tile shower? Where you plan on placing the tile is going to narrow down your choices for you. For example most flooring tiles are made of ceramic, stone, slate and porcelain. You’ll often see slate and stone in custom showers and mosaic and glass tiles are commonly found on walls and backsplashes.
Bathroom Tile Ideas
Your bathroom is the perfect candidate for a tile makeover. Consider replacing your old, boring plastic or fiberglass shower with a much more luxurious tile shower, you’re bathroom will look like something you’d find in a magazine or experience in a really classy hotel. Slate and stone tiles are both excellent options for your bathroom (especially the shower) because of their natural look and they offer better grip then the polished surface of other materials. Another popular option in bathroom remodeling projects is the use of glass block tiles to separate shower and bathing spaces from the rest of the bathroom.
Kitchen Tile Ideas
Most modern kitchens now have tile installed in some fashion, whether it’s an entire tiled kitchen floor or a custom tile backsplash over the stove you can pretty much find in any kitchen. Porcelain and Ceramic tiles are great choices for your kitchen flooring. They come in a huge variety of colors, styles and sizes so you can match the rest of the decorating in your home. Granite and Marble tiles have started to become more popular for countertops and mosaic tiles make a great choice for your backsplash.
Consider The Tile Shape and Size
The size and shape of the tiles can make a significant difference in installation costs because of the time involved to install them. For example let’s say you have 10″x10″ tiles, these will cover up your floor space rather quickly, now imagine doing the same with 1″ x 1″ tiles, you’d need to lay 100 tiles for every 1 of the larger ones. The smaller the tile the more room there is to make mistakes as well. A tile job that is uneven and not uniform always looks bad.
Determine Your Tile Budget
Tile is an area where you have a very wide range of prices available and sometimes very little difference visually in the tile but there are many hidden differences you should speak directly with a tile expert about. Your project is unique and will require a professional eye to determine exact costs, these are simply ballpark estimates.
- Stone tile will cost anywhere from $6 – $20+ per square foot (not installed)
- Ceramic tile will cost anywhere from $6 – $20+ per square foot (not installed)
- Porcelain tile will cost anywhere from $3 – $25+ per square foot (not installed)
- Glass block tile will cost anywhere from $7-$30+ per square foot (not installed)
As you can see, there is a very wide price range on tiles. This is why it’s important to listen to a professional who works with these materials everyday so they can help you determine what’s going to work best for your space. For easy math if you’re tiling 200 square feet you could expect to pay $1300 – $6000+ just in material depending on your choice.
Angi Home Improvement LLC is a specialist tile contractor in Union County, New Jersey. If you need help with your upcoming tiling project you should give us a call today!