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Cost of Vinyl Tile Flooring Installation

The cost of vinyl tile installation will increase or decrease based upon a number of factors. This article is intended to provide you with a checklist of questions to ask yourself and your contractor.

This key will serve as your guide:

$0 = No additional cost
$ = Standard cost
$$+ = Additional cost

What type of area needs flooring?

$ - When the tile is installed in a large, open area.

$$ - When the tile is installed in an odd-shaped shaped room

What type of tile will be installed?

$ - When prefabricated vinyl floor tiles are installed.

$$ - When custom vinyl floor tiles are installed.

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What size tiles will be installed?

$ - When 12” x 12” tiles (or larger) are installed.

$$ - When smaller tiles are installed. (This type of installation tends to be more labor-intensive.)

How thick does the flooring need to be?

$ - When the floor tiles are 2 mm thick.

$$ - When the floor tiles are more than 2 mm thick.

Does the existing flooring need to be removed?

$ - When the new flooring can be installed over the existing floors.

$$ - When the existing flooring needs to be removed prior to the installation of the new tile floors.

What type of floor preparation is needed?

$ - When there is a level subfloor in place.

$$ - When a new subfloor is needed or the existing subfloor needs to be leveled prior to installation.

$$ - When a moisture barrier or other underlayment is laid under the tile.

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Is the tile self-adhesive or does it need to be glued down?

$ - When self-adhesive (peel-and-stick) tiles are installed.

$$ - When tiles are glued down by hand.

What type of pattern will be the tile be laid in?

$ - Standard, straight pattern.

$$ - When a border, inlay, or custom pattern is installed (This typically requires more materials and labor).

Ask the Pro:

1. How long do you expect the installation to take?

2. Do you have any customer references that I could contact?

3. What type of floor tile do you recommend?

4. Are trim and baseboard moldings included in the cost estimate?

5. Does the product come with a manufacturer’s warranty?

6. Do you offer a warranty on the workmanship?

7. Can the new tile be installed over my existing floors?

8. What type of subfloor preparation is needed?

9. Is cleanup included in the cost estimate?

10. How long can I expect the vinyl or linoleum tile to last?

11. Will you ensure there is enough clearance for the doors to open properly?

12. Am I responsible for moving the furniture?

13. What type of maintenance do the tiles require?

14. Is the cost of delivery included in the quote I received?

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