Vinyl tile is an option that can be used for a new floor or to replace an old one. The price you pay for vinyl tile depends on factors such as the room size and the price of the tile per square foot. You can purchase tile that comes in squares or in sheets that can be glued or come with a self-adhesive.
Types of Tile
Tile can be purchased in squares or sheets that need to be glued to the floor. Another type of vinyl tile that you can purchase is called peel and stick. This type is known as self-adhesive tile because you peel off a wax covering and then place the tile on the floor. You can purchase peel and stick or vinyl tile squares in boxes of 12" by 12" or 18" by 18" pieces. Vinyl sheets can be purchased in sections ranging from 6' to 12' wide.
You will need to determine the size or area of the room that you need to tile before estimating the vinyl tile cost. Tile is measured and sold by the square foot or square yard. This means you will need to determine the total square footage of the room by multiplying the length by the width of the room. Divide the number by nine to get the square yardage of the room.
Cost of Tile Squares
Tile squares vary in price based on the type of tile. Peel and stick tile can cost from $.40 up to $1 or more depending on the quality of the tile. Vinyl tile squares that need to be glued to the floor can cost from $.80 to $1.50 or more. Vinyl tile squares are sold in boxes between 30 and 40 pieces that can cost between $30 and $50 or more per box.
Cost of Tile Sheets
Vinyl tile sheets are tough as well as scratch and stain resistant that will generally cost more than individual tile squares. The price of vinyl sheets will vary depending on the quality of the vinyl. Low-end vinyl sheets can cost you between $2 and $4 per square yard. On the other end you can pay between $15 and $20 or more per square yard for high-quality vinyl sheets.
The cost of installing vinyl tile will depend if you hire a professional to install the flooring. You are probably capable of installing peel and stick tile yourself which will save you money. However, if you want a floor professionally installed you will normally pay a specific price per square yard. This means if your room is 20 square yards and the installation cost is $5 per square yard you will pay $100.
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