Replacing old tile is an excellent way to update a kitchen and improve the overall aesthetics of a home. The cost to remove kitchen tile depends on numerous factors, including the amount of tile present and the type of adhesive used.
|What you can expect|
|Range per square foot:||$3.21||$6.59|
|Range for this type of project:||$962||$1,976|
Kitchen Tile Labor, Basic
Labor cost, under typical conditions, for complete removal. Tiles will be detached from mounting surfaces, broken into portable segments, and removed from premises. Asbestos handling will incur additional fees. Rate is inclusive of all aspects of the project, such as thorough planning, acquisition of equipment and material, preparation and protection of project site, and meticulous cleanup will be provided.
Kitchen Tile Debris Disposal
Responsible disposal of all project debris, including the cost to load and haul old materials, installation waste, and any other refuse.
|cost to remove kitchen tiles|
|National Avg. Materials Cost per square foot||$0.82|
|National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 300 square foot||$1,445.37|
|National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 300 square foot||$946.81 - $1,943.93|
A key factor in the cost of removing kitchen tile is the size of the project. The more tile present, the more work contractors must do to remove the material. For example, a kitchen with a tile backsplash requires a limited amount of work, while labor costs can be considerably higher in kitchens with tiled walls or floors.
Tile removal costs typically include labor, equipment and repair fees. The amount and type of adhesive used can greatly influence the amount of time needed and equipment necessary to complete the work, which may increase the total cost. While some homeowners decide to attempt this project themselves, it's recommended that you work with a professional who uses skilled removal methods to minimize damage to the cabinets and underlying drywall or subflooring.
Some contractors charge additional fees for disposal of tile debris. This may be a flat fee or, for larger projects, based on volume. Dumpster rental costs may also apply. Once the contractor removes the tile, the drywall or subfloor condition should be assessed to determine whether repairs or replacement is needed. If repair work is necessary, this can increase the total cost of labor and materials.