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Cost To Remove Tile

Cost to Remove Tile Floor

On average, you can expect to pay between $1.50 to $4.15 per square foot of ceramic tile for tile removal, according to Costimates.com. Let’s say your bathroom is 100 square feet. You can then expect to pay between $150 and $415 for the tile removal process.

Cost to Remove Tile

Item detailsQtyHigh
Unused Minimum Labor Balance of 2 hr(s) minimum labor charge that can be applied to other tasks.0.0 h$0
Totals – Cost To Remove Tile120 SF$405
Average Cost per Square Foot$3.37

How much is labor for tile installation?

Professional installation adds $5 to $10 per square foot, depending on the amount of prep work required, putting the total average cost to install a tile floor at $7 to $14 per square foot. Expect to pay $1,050 to $2,100 to install a tile floor in a 10×15-foot room (150 square feet).

Remove Tile: national average cost

The national average materials cost to remove tile is $0.82 per square foot, with a range between $0.77 to $0.87. The total price for labor and materials per square foot is $4.44, coming in between $2.93 to $5.95. A typical 300 square foot project costs $1,333.10, with a range of $879.73 to $1,786.46. Your actual price will depend on your location, job size, conditions and finish options you choose.

Cost To Remove Tile
National Avg. Materials Cost per square foot$0.82
National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 300 square foot$1,333.10
National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 300 square foot$879.73 – $1,786.46

Remove Tile – Pricing and Removal Cost Checklist

  • Get at least 3-5 estimates before hiring a Demolition, or General Contractor — estimates are typically free, unless it’s a small job.
  • Expect Tile Removal prices to fluctuate between various Demolition, or General Contractors – each and every company have different operation expenses and over-head.
  • Try to get prices in late Fall, early winter – you should expect aggressive pricing discounts by waiting for a contractor’s down season.
  • Try to budget and additional 7-15% more on top of what our calculator gives out – I.e: difficult configurations, Mechanical area space, the additional complexity of your home will add to the remove Tile costs.
  • Remember, there are multiple styled homes in the U.S – from: Contemporary, colonial, cape-cod style, ranch, bungalow, victorian, etc. So keep that in mind and try to budget a little more, before starting your Tile removal project.

Does tile installation include removal?

Removal and Post-Installation Care

When your tile flooring installation is complete, our professionals will clean up the excess debris and remove the old flooring from your home. These services are included in the installation cost.

VCT Tiles - Professional Floor Cleaning Methods | PG Pro

Which Tiles Are Easiest to Remove?

Some tiles are easier to remove than others. More often than not, the tiles that are already damaged in some way are the easiest to remove.

Large cracks along the face of the tile give you a spot to grip for removal. You may not have to carve into the grout anymore. You can just pry the tile loose by sticking the pry bar into the crack.

The cracks are also useful because you can use them as targets. Use a hammer and chisel on the crack and fracture the tile for faster removal. Once the tile has been broken into small pieces, you can pick those pieces out.

In terms of material composition, ceramic tiles are easier to remove compared to porcelain tiles. That’s because ceramic tiles can be broken faster. A few swings of the hammer should be enough if you’re trying to cut into ceramic tiles.

How much does it cost to retile floor?

Porcelain and Ceramic Tile Cost Calculator

National Average$1,944
Typical Range$885 – $3,007
Low End – High End$400 – $6,000

How much does it cost to replace kitchen floor tile?

The average installation cost for tile is around $5 and up, depending on the specifics of your layout and the tile you’re using. Ceramic Tile – Ceramic tile is available for less than a dollar per square foot, though it’s usually around $3. With materials and installation, the cost is about $1,600 for a kitchen.

How can I replace my kitchen floor without removing cabinets?

If you want to install linoleum or wood laminate flooring (also known as a “floating floor”) this can typically be done without removing cabinets; just get as close as you can to the cabinets using whole panels and then cut the linoleum or laminate pieces as needed so that they abut neatly against the cabinet base.

How much does it cost to retile a small bathroom floor?

Small bathroom tile replacement cost

Retiling a small bathroom costs $2,400 to $4,150 for the floor, walls, and shower, or $7 to $25 per square foot installed. Tiling a small bathroom floor costs $800 to $1,500 on average, while retiling a small shower costs $800 to $1,650, including the tile and installation.