Lake Conroe SpanishMediterranean Bathroom, Austin
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Cost range. Labor, which varies greatly by region, may be charged by the square foot ($3.50 to $9) or the job ($300 to $600 per day for tile layers). The tile itself can cost $4 to $125 per square foot, and you also will need backer board or membrane, mortar and grout.Typical project length. Three days, especially if demolition is involved. Cement board and mortar usually need a day each to set. Permit. Often not required, but check with your local building department.Best time to do this project. Since it’s indoors, any time of year is fine.How to get started. Assess what your room needs and whether you will DIY. If not, find a good tile person. Are you working on your house this year? In the Comments, please tell us what’s first on your list.MoreBattle of the Backsplash: Mosaic Glass vs. Natural Stone?Browse tile styles in the Shop sectionFind tile pros near you
3. Flooring. Tiled floors dominated the classic Mediterranean home, appreciated for their low maintenance, durability and cool temperature. Terra cotta was most commonly used, although limestone and marble were used occasionally in more high-end homes. Hand-painted tiles added color as field or border tiles in these classic interiors. Get this look: Try adding some hand-painted or terra cotta border tiles around your room’s perimeter, up a flight of stairs or framed on a wall. On a budget? A few tiles in an entryway or along an outdoor path can make a surprising impact for little cost.