Cost to Install Linoleum Floor Tiles – 2021

| Last Updated: August 23, 2021

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost







$ 1798

$ 900

Would you do this project? According to our survey, 51% of respondents preferred DIY compared to hiring a pro.

The average price to Install Linoleum Floor Tiles noted above is cost data to compare a contractor’s estimate with doing it yourself.

How much does it cost to install linoleum floor tiles? The contractor cost to install linoleum floor tiles is $1,798 vs. doing it yourself for $900 and saving 50 percent. 

Today’s colorful linoleum is light years away from its earlier days – and from its rivals, vinyl and laminate – as an easy-to-install no-glue, click-in-place floating floor. Environment-friendly homeowners are choosing linoleum because it’s made from natural, renewable ingredients and because it’s a durable, hardworking and easy-to-care-for surface.

This popular green building material is named for its main ingredient, linseed oil. This oil is mixed with pigments, pine rosin and flour, then heated and run through rollers that press the mixture into a sheet with a jute fabric backing.

A flooring contractor will charge $1,798 to lay a linoleum-click floor in a 15-by-20-foot room, which includes labor and material. You can do it yourself for $900, the cost of the material, and save 50 percent. The cost of shipping will vary depending on where you live.

You’ll need carpentry tools, including hand and keyhole saws, a hammer, a tape measure, a tapping block, a pry bar, an angle bevel and wedges. The tongue-in-groove tiles or planks fit together by pressing the tongue of a tile against the grooved edge of the installed tile. The tiles snap together as you lower the tile into place. Like any DIY project, it doesn’t take long to get the hang of it.

Plan to store the flat, unopened boxes of tile or planks in the room in which they’ll be installed for several days so the material can adjust to the room’s climate.

Watch this eHow video about How to Install Square Linoleum Tiles.

Now you know the average cost to install linoleum floor tiles, which includes the labor and material, and what’s involved, so you can decide to do it yourself or hire a contractor. 

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