Cost to Install a Tile Backsplash
Find the average cost to install a tile backsplash yourself compared with hiring a tile contractor. Enter your ZIP Code to find the regional cost of the job.
To protect the wall behind a kitchen counter, nothing does a better or more stylish job than a tile backsplash. A colorful display of tile can become a focal point that spans the space below wall-hung cabinets and joins the back of base cabinets providing a hardworking surface that's easy to clean and maintain. And with today's wide selection of tile colors, sizes and designs available, the choice can be staggering and sure to enhance any kitchen.
A tile contractor will charge $388 to install a 10-foot-long, 12-inch high ceramic tile backsplash. You can buy the materials, tiles, moisture-resistant adhesive and grout, and do it yourself for $175 and save 55 percent. While you'll see plenty of tiles at home centers, you'll find a larger and more diverse selection at a tile retailer, where you can rent or borrow some of the installation tools, including a tile cutter and nippers, a rubber float and trowel.
Spend time creating the design using a measured drawing of the area to be tiled. To help you visualize the effect in the room, buy sample tiles or use cut-up colored paper cut to the size of tile you plan to use.
National Average Cost
Install a Tile Backsplash
- DIY 32%
- PRO 68%