Installing a kitchen backsplash is a simple way to improve the appearance of the space. Typically placed in the area above countertops and underneath cabinets, a kitchen backsplash is also functional, as it protects the wall from water damage and unsightly stains. These things become easy to clean or wipe away when a kitchen backsplash is present.
|What you can expect|
|Range per square foot:||$31.42||$55.80|
|Range for this type of project:||$220||$391|
Kitchen Backsplash Installation Cost
Cost of 6mm-thick, 3"x6" polished glass tile with matte finish in multiple color options. Rate is inclusive of local delivery, as well as standard excess for perfect installation and occasional future repairs.
Basic Labor for Kitchen Backsplash Installation
Labor costs for thorough installation under standard conditions. This will start with a full assessment of the space. Your team will plan the layout, acquire appropriate equipment, transport materials, and execute preparation, installation and cleanup. They will measure, fabricate, and secure the backer board, arrange the tile pattern, install tiles with thin set mortar, and grout and clean the surface.
Job Supplies for Kitchen Backsplash Installation
Standard materials used in the installation process, such as fabrication and polishing supplies, manufacturer-recommended underlayment, fasteners, adhesives, and surface sealants.
Equipment Allowance for Kitchen Backsplash Installation
Equipment allowance for 10" diamond masonry saw, mortar box, power mortar mixer, and other specialty tools. This is assessed as a daily rental fee, while single-use equipment will incur separate charges.
|cost to install a kitchen backsplash|
|National Avg. Materials Cost per square foot||$12.50|
|National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 120 square foot||$3,538.65|
|National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 120 square foot||$2,515.83 - $4,561.47|
Options for colors and designs are endless when it comes to new kitchen backsplashes. Many people like to choose a color scheme that adds style and decoration to the kitchen's appearance. Make sure to choose a pattern that doesn't clash with cabinets or countertops.
The overall cost will depend on the chosen materials. Many options are available for kitchen backsplashes, including tile, glass, stone, metal, brick or wood. Ceramic and porcelain tile are two of the more popular options because of their water-resistant properties. Materials are typically measured by the square foot, so if the area to be covered is large, the price will be more expensive compared to a smaller space.
For such intricate, specialized work, it may be best to hire a professional to complete the job. Basic labor costs likely include an hourly rate, which usually covers planning, acquiring appropriate equipment, transporting materials, installation and cleanup. Professionals will also charge for the cost of materials, which include fabrication and polishing supplies, an under layer, fasteners, adhesives and any surface sealants needed to complete the work.