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Ceramic Flooring Cost Guide

ServiceWhale Ceramic FloorInstallation Cost Calculator
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? Carpet removal Carpet removal

Estimated price range includes total costs of removing carpet. Including: disassemble carpet form surface, cut into movable pieces, vacate the debris from home and dispose legally, and clean the area. Price includes all tools, materials, and labor involved with removing the carpet. Additional factors to effect the cost: total size of carpet, old carpet installation method, single/multi level home, local waste removal laws.

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120 sq.ft.
$4.20
$123.00
? Padding removal Padding removal

Estimated price range includes total costs of removing padding and tackstrip. Including removal from hardwood underneath, base, removing all staples, removing all nails, glued padding removal, tackstrip dismantling, vacate the debris from home and dispose legally, and clean the area from leftovers. Additional factors to effect the cost: total size of padding, padding type and installation method, single/multi level home, length of tackstrip.

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120 sq.ft.
$10.20
$123.00
? Ceramic tiles installation Ceramic tiles installation

Estimated price range includes the costs of installing ceramic floors (including ceramic tile manufacturer warranty) on leveled and clean underlayment subfloors. Price includes: measurements, fabricate and secure backer board, ceramic tiles professionally cutting, installation pattern planning, equipment and material, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup. Additional factors to effect the cost: amount of rooms, stairs, installed appliances, single/multi level home, exotic ceramic tile purchase, cutting, and installation, other installation complications.

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120 sq.ft.
$401.40
$963.00
? Ceramic Floor Tile Materials and Supplies Ceramic Floor Tile Materials and Supplies

Estimated price range includes materials essential for ceramic tile installation including: ceramic tile, manufacturer recommended underlayment, belt sander, fabrication and polishing disposables, fasteners, adhesives, surface sealants, pressure sensitive tape, electric planer, floor sanding discs, miter saw, and other tools that needed for professional installation of ceramic tile.

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120 sq.ft.
$188.00
$1,503.00
? Transition moldings installation Transition moldings installation

Includes transitions and moldings between floor types, staircases and installed appliances. Cost is calculated by the number of transitions needed to be installed.

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$26.70
$28.00
? Furniture moving Furniture moving

Includes moving the furniture in and out of the rooms that need new laminate flooring installation. Cost is calculated by pieces of furniture that need to be moved, depending on size, weight, location, destination, and amount of people required to conduct the moving. Moving between levels in the house might affect the price.

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2 pieces
$41.00
$53.00

*disclaimer: ceramic tile material price ranges from $0.65 for simple tiles to $100+ per sq.ft for exotic tiles.

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Notes and additional information forServiceWhale Ceramic Tile Installation Estimator

The suggested prices are for standard averages on ceramic tile installed on pre-prepared surfaces. The tools and materials needed for the installation are based on indoor and outdoor ceramic tile installation. If exotic laminate floors are to be installed, or if the installation pattern is sophisticated, prices will increase and require an onsite estimate visit with a contractor. The laminate floor installation prices given by the ServiceWhale Cost Estimator are NOT official quotes from contractors. Get a custom quote instantly from a local, pre-screened contractor here

Scope for ServiceWhale Ceramic Tile Installation Guide includes:

  1. Removal of the existing flooring (if present):

    prices are estimated based on ServiceWhale laminate installation historic pricing. Each case is evaluated individually depending on furniture in the room(s), size, location, house levels, type of existing floor, sub-floor type, and disposal regulations as your local law requirements demand.
  2. Installation of new ceramic tile flooring:

    prices are estimated based on ServiceWhale historic pricing for regular installation of new ceramic tile. Installation in special patterns, custom ceramic tile types, mixed installation and other complications in installation are not included in the estimator. For exotic ceramic tiles or sophisticated custom installation it is recommended to contact with professional contractor and or conduct onsite estimate.
  3. Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to install ceramic floor tile including:

    fabrication and polishing disposables,manufacturer recommended underlayment, fasteners, ceramic cutter, laser beam level, adhesives and surface sealants, typically required to install new ceramic tile floor are included in the price. Contractors are responsible for all materials needed for installation. Hand tools, glue and finishing materials, seals, nails, and other tools necessary for installation are included in the price and are under contractor's responsibility.
  4. Molding installation:

    estimated price includes labor for installation of ceramic shoe moldings (quarter rounds) and transition ceramic moldings, if customer selects so. Exotic ceramic or other material moldings are not included in price and should be purchased by homeowner unless agreed otherwise with the contractor. It is recommended to have matching ceramic molding for better durability and water protection.
  5. Other assumptions:

    • estimated price includes removal of vinyl/carpet/laminate from subfloor, removal of ceramic tile from wet bed or concrete floor, other installation cases (rarely common) may require on site estimate, and or extra labor, and or fees.
    • Installation of new floor may require subfloor repair (not included in price). In such cases it is recommended to send photos to contractor or to call to onsite estimate to avoid changes in price after and or during project beginning.
    • Price estimate includes new basic padding installation (labor + materials) for laminate, unless customer specified differently. Advanced padding (e.g. soundproof, waterproof, etc.) may be installed at an additional price. It is recommended to consult contractor about special installation cases.
    • Includes all other materials and tools required to complete the job.
  6. Disposal:

    price Includes disposal of the old flooring (if removal was requested by customer) according to local regulations and laws. Additional disposal of furnitures or other appliances or items should be negotiated with the contractor prior to finalizing the cost. See Servicewhale carpet cost and installation guide for accurate prices.