Cost to Install a Marble Threshold – 2021

| Last Updated: August 23, 2021

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost







$ 81

$ 32

Would you do this project? According to our survey, 87% of respondents preferred DIY compared to hiring a pro.

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

How much is a marble door threshold? The contractor cost to install a marble threshold is $81 vs. $32, the DIY cost. 

To add a touch of class and finish off a new flooring installation, use a door threshold made of marble instead of the traditional metal or wood strip. A marble threshold bridges the gap between unlike flooring material and provides a handsome transition from one material to another. The long-lasting quality of marble makes it an excellent choice to create safe footing in any passageway, particularly where ceramic, stone or marble tiles are used.

Marble thresholds are sold at most home and flooring centers in stock sizes. Go online for a wider selection of sizes and shades. For instance, at we found them from 4 to 6 inches wide and from 24 to 36 inches in length, with single and double bevels. Others are available with a deeper bevel on one or both sides, and they come in a range of colors. When choosing a color for a marble threshold, find a shade that blends with one or preferably both of the floor surfaces. You don’t want to call attention to the threshold, it should blend in with the flooring.

A floor installer or carpenter will charge $81 to install a 4-inch wide, 36-inch long marble door threshold, which includes the labor and material. If you have some carpentry experience and tools, you can buy the threshold, thin-set mastic and caulk for $32 and install it, and save 60 percent. You’ll need a trowel, straightedge and utility knife.

If the threshold doesn’t fit the opening, you’ll need a tile cutter, which you can rent, to custom cut the threshold so it does.

The average price to install a marble threshold noted above is cost data to compare a contractor’s estimate with doing it yourself. 

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