Backsplash installation cost?
Iliana Georgopoulou Nunn
October 10, 2013 in Other
My contractor just gave me a quote for backsplash installation, it will be about $1000 for 20sq feet of subway tile. Does that sound high or is it just me? We are in the Boston Metrowest area. Thanks.
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S. Thomas Kutch
It may be just 20 sf, but how many cuts does he have to make. Does that $1K include the materials or are you providing them? It's 2 days work, 1 to set the tile, another to come back and grout the tile and seal the bottom joint at the counter top.........you're paying for his expertise in doing the job and his time and his tools. Actually, it sounds reasonable to me.
   Thanked by Iliana Georgopoulou Nunn    October 10, 2013 at 3:54PM
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Iliana Georgopoulou Nunn
I paid for the material, about 400$. Thanks!
   October 10, 2013 at 3:55PM
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Iliana Georgopoulou Nunn
So this is just for labor.
   October 10, 2013 at 3:56PM
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S. Thomas Kutch
If it's just labor, it's a little high. I would be looking at something more along the lines of $500 at most.
   Thanked by Iliana Georgopoulou Nunn    October 10, 2013 at 4:08PM
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Iliana Georgopoulou Nunn
Thanks Thomas, that's about what I was thinking.
   October 10, 2013 at 4:35PM
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Lathrem Homebuilders, LLC
Is your contractor a sub or a general hiring a sub? Does the wall need prep work first? $1,000 is on the hi side but could get there depending on what needs done and the jobsite conditions.
   Thanked by Iliana Georgopoulou Nunn    October 10, 2013 at 8:12PM
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Iliana Georgopoulou Nunn
The wall is ready to be tiled we have already paid for the prepping.
   October 11, 2013 at 8:59AM
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Amy Bentley Manns
Seems really high to me! $500 sounds more reasonable!
   Thanked by Iliana Georgopoulou Nunn    October 11, 2013 at 9:08AM
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Deborah Butler, Brickwood Builders
Depends on the material to be used and the amount of cuts or accent areas. Some tile setters charge extra for certain materials (glass is one where they upcharge) and they charge extra for accent areas and for certain patterns. If you are paying a contractor, who is then hiring the tile installer, then there is a fee built in for the contractor as he/she is taking responsibility for the work of the sub.
   October 11, 2013 at 3:41PM
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