How Much Does Tile Cost?

This is a common question, for obvious reasons.  Installing new flooring can add a new dimension and update any room or area.   Ovciously, different materials are going to have different price tags, as they each go through a different process to be ready to install on your floor.  You have probably already compared the difference between the different flooring materials including tile, wood, stone, and laminate.  If tile is the flooring of choice, you now need to determine exactly what it is going to cost you. As with almost any other type of flooring, the cost of installing tile in Portland will be determined by a number of factors.  These include, but are not limited to, the size and shape of the area needing flooring, the size and style of tile you are using, and the mode of installation. It never comes as a shock that the size of a room will affect the price of the tile, because, obviously, if you have a bigger room you must buy more tile, making it more expensive.  However, many people are often surprised to find that the shape of a room has a bearing on the bottom line.  Why is this?  Installing tile in Portland can be a tricky job if the room has many corners or odd angles, or if there are items in the floor that must be tiled around, such as a toilet or a kitchen island.  The reason for this is simple.  The more tiles that need to be cut, the more expensive it will be to install.   The second factor that will affect the bottom line price of your new tile in Portland is the size and style of tile you plan to install.  Tile comes in many different styles and materials.  Natural stone tile will be a different price than ceramic tiles, for example.  Tile can also be purchased in many different sizes, ranging from one inch square, up to 2 foot square or larger.  This size difference will affect both the price of the tile itself, and the cost of installation. Speaking of installation, this is the last factor that will affect the price of tile Portland.  When it comes to installation you basically have 3 choices: do it yourself, hire a handyman, or hire a licensed contractor.  Each of these options come with a different price tag, and when it comes to tile, the old adage you get what you pay for is very applicable.  Keeping these three factors in mind will help you have a good idea of what your new tile in Portland is going to cost you.