Which one is more expensive all together tile or wood floors?

All together, which one is more expensive to install and buying the tile or wood? Thanks!!! And if you can, leave site names.

Over all tile is more expensive when installed. Tile you can buy cheaper on average,on a per square foot basis, but when you factor in prep and setting materials on the average job, the s/f price gos up. Labor alone is approximately double per s/f for tile than it is for wood.
Several factors can change this but the norm is tile can be almost double ( installed price) than hard wood.
This all is when you have some one else install it. DIY can cut the price on tile way down , but over all still more expensive,
Any questions you can e mail me through my avatar. GL

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4 Responses to “ Which one is more expensive all together tile or wood floors? ”

  1. Dani73 says:

    It depends entirely upon the type and quality of tile (glazed porcelain will typically be less expensive than stone or travertine), or if you are installing real hard wood, or laminate, where you buy the tile/laminate/hardwood (an outlet, home depot, costco) and if you are doing it yourself, or hiring it done, which will of course automatically make it more expensive if you hire it done.

    Once you decide the look and feel you want for your room or house that may help you to decide further. I hope this helps!
    References :
    Experience, homedepot.com, Costco

  2. Jayde Weasley says:

    it probably depends on wat type but i think wood floors are more expensive.
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  3. rob s says:

    Over all tile is more expensive when installed. Tile you can buy cheaper on average,on a per square foot basis, but when you factor in prep and setting materials on the average job, the s/f price gos up. Labor alone is approximately double per s/f for tile than it is for wood.
    Several factors can change this but the norm is tile can be almost double ( installed price) than hard wood.
    This all is when you have some one else install it. DIY can cut the price on tile way down , but over all still more expensive,
    Any questions you can e mail me through my avatar. GL
    References :
    20 years in flooring as a store owner/installer

  4. seamstress says:

    This is such a broad question to have a definitive answer. There are many types of wood and tile in so many different price ranges. If you pick comparable wood and tile, the project for either could cost the same. There are as many inexpensive woods and inexpensive tiles as there are expensive woods and expensive tiles. The best thing for you to do is to figure out your budget and see what is available in your price range so you can make an educated decision. Also, depending on where you live, the labor charge to install tile is usually more than to install wood.

    I once spent two hours at a tile shop designing a 29" by 24" back splash for over my cooking stove. I almost fell over when I was quoted $640.00 for the tile alone, without installation. Without realizing it, I selected hand painted tiles that were made in Italy and were very expensive. So, I learned quickly to ask for prices before even considering a specific material. I know you are doing floors, but he same principal applies.

    Go shopping, with the square footage you need to cover and compare prices. You can get prefinished wood floors under four dollars a square foot at LUMBER LIQUIDATORS (.com) where they also have tile at reasonable prices.

    If I were you, I would think about the long term benefits of each material you are using along with the space in which those materials are being used to aid in my final decision.
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