The average labor cost for ceramic tile installation is four to seven dollars for every square foot. Labor cost can also be charged by the hour, in which case the average cost is about 75 dollars per hour depending on the size of the project.
However, this cost does not take into account other difficulties of the job such as the type of tile, the complexity of the tile pattern, inlays or borders. In order to account for these difficulties, 50 cents per square foot should be added to the average labor cost for each additional special installation feature that is present when the tile is laid. For example, according to Homewyse's cost calculator, the labor cost for an 8 1/2 hour, 100-square-foot project in Long Beach, California, would be between $513.97 and $632.22.Learn More
Removing dust accumulations and stains before resealing a ceramic tile floor helps to restore its shine. Using a hard floor attachment on a vacuum cleaner provides an easy way to remove dust. Removing stains often requires more diligent scrubbing. Applying a sealer adds shine and protects the surface from future stains.Full Answer >
As of 2014, the average construction cost to build a new home in Washington runs between $80 and $200 per square foot. To determine the actual construction cost for a new home in Washington, there are many variables, including the type, style and quality of supplies and location.Full Answer >
To apply grout, pour the grout on a small section of tile, and spread it with a float. Remove the excess material from the tile with the float, and then clean the flooring before applying a sealant. Most rooms can be grouted in a day.Full Answer >
To steam clean grout using a multipurpose steam cleaner, spray with a jet of steam, attach the nylon brush and scrub the joints. Use the wire brush to remove stubborn stains, and rinse thoroughly. The time needed to complete the project depends on the size of the area you are cleaning.Full Answer >