Mosaic tile is a classic option that brings character to a kitchen or a bathroom. It is cost-effective and can be customized to suit your home's decor, letting you be as creative and unique as you'd like. Before using tile to create a mosaic masterpiece, there are several things that should be determined.
|What you can expect|
|Range per square foot:||$16.58||$27.87|
|Range for this type of project:||$249||$418|
Mosaic Tile Installation Cost
Cost of 12"x12" ceramic tiles in mosaic pattern with matte finish, appropriate for light residential foot traffic. Rate is inclusive of local delivery, as well as standard excess for perfect installation and occasional future repairs.
Basic Labor for Mosaic Tile 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 Mosaic Tile 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 Mosaic Tile 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 mosaic tile|
|National Avg. Materials Cost per square foot||$6.04|
|National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 300 square foot||$4,780.68|
|National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 300 square foot||$3,567.40 - $5,993.95|
Before beginning the project, decide what pattern you want to create with the tile. One option is to place the tiles in a specific pattern to create symmetry or even an image. Another option is to set the tiles at random for laid-back charm. The design you choose will influence the type of tile you purchase, so decide which option you want to ensure you buy the right ones.
Consider the colors that are going to be used in the room. Incorporating a few interesting splashes of color into the mosaic can add appeal to its overall look, but going too far from the color scheme in the room can make the mosaic look a bit haphazard and out of place.
Tile is available in many different sizes, and it can even be broken when smaller pieces are needed. If you plan to cover a large space with the tile, such as a floor, you may want to use bigger pieces of tile. For more intricate designs or smaller areas, such as the backsplash in the kitchen, smaller pieces may be best.
Installing mosaic tile isn't overly difficult, but for uniform results, it's best to work with a professional that is skilled in accurate spacing and grouting techniques and tile cutting. A professional will also apply a quality sealant to the tile to protect it from water damage.