How much labour does it cost for a 80 square feet of ceramic tile to be installed?

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Posted by: from Winnipeg
6/7/2013 at 8:31:32 PM

Purchased tile for bathroom. Doing all the old floor removal and sink, toilet myself.

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Steve from Wild Excavation in Alfred
Date/Time6/7/2013 at 9:50:43 PM

I would go about $35 to $40 per guy and hour.

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Date/Time6/7/2013 at 9:50:44 PM

There are a lot of variable to consider, so giving an answer is challenging. What are you tiling over? What is the subfloor like? Will you be using diamond lathe and mortar for the base or DITRA (my preference by far)? Will you be using KERDI to waterproof the shower area (if a customer says no, then I turn down the job)? And so on.

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Date/Time6/8/2013 at 3:21:04 AM

500.00 for the install this includes thin set.


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Date/Time6/8/2013 at 9:00:20 AM

It's not easy to price this way but we could still say it is about $600!


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David from Chetco Homes in Fort Erie
Date/Time6/8/2013 at 9:22:41 AM

In answer to your Question, it will depend on job location to get in and out of and the type of tile. I would think from $5 /10.00 a sq.

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Date/Time6/8/2013 at 9:41:15 AM


The tiling takes a little time but the prep work, drying time, grouting and sealing also add to the job. $500 is an average.

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Donato from Don Of All Trades in Whitby
Date/Time6/8/2013 at 9:51:36 AM

I charge $3.00 sf installation depending on the size of the job. In your case I would charge a flat rate for the job.

Very small area of 80sf is just not worth doing by piecework. For your job it looks like all the contractor has to do is the install, you have done the rest of the prep work.

In my profession I would charge you a flat rate of $500.00 for the job that's if you supply the material.

Hope this helps.

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Date/Time6/8/2013 at 10:24:12 AM

You are looking at 500.00, this includes thin set.


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Chris in Winnipeg
Date/Time6/8/2013 at 3:32:44 PM

Thanks everyone, for your advice and skilled trade time.

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Date/Time6/10/2013 at 5:39:40 PM

Labour would cost $576.00 plus taxes to install 80s.f. of tile.

How much labour does it cost for a 80 square feet of ceramic tile to be installed?
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Date/Time6/26/2013 at 7:47:11 AM

This question is getting to be so typical in the renovation industry these days. As a long time contractor, this is the first question I almost always get from tire-kicking home owners. Jobs as small as this, I would like to see before I give a quote:

1. As others have said, what is the substrate composed of? 2. Will the structure support ceramic tile?

3. Is this an opened area or are there closets to be tiled? 4. Do you want a price for mesh or ditra?

5. How big are the tile and what is the planned pattern? 6. Where do you live (travel time)? 7. What floor of the house is the job on and is the floor close to a door(set up of saw)?

Questions that should be asked by the homeowner rarely get asked. For example, they should be asking: What is the contractors experience working with tile? Can I get references or see some of the jobs you have done? What is the best way to install ceramic? etc. I know price is important, but it is more important to make sure the person you hire doing the job knows what they are doing.. I think as a responsible contractor, you are doing a dis-service to the industry if you are just quoting on square foot alone because it encourages homeowners to price shop and consider no other criteria for selecting a good contractor.

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Date/Time8/26/2013 at 10:08:45 AM

$10/sqft. to install just tile, $2/sqft. to install underlayment..demo is extra as per, baseboard reinstall, extra as per....materials all extra as well as tax.

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Emran in Oshawa
Date/Time6/18/2016 at 12:51:49 PM

Some of the prices quoted in this post are more reasonable. i have had contractors quoting more that what doctors and lawyers charge per hour. This is simply ridiculous.

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