How Much Does it Cost to Install Kitchen Backsplash?
Kitchen backsplash is a wonderful way to show off your design tastes. Backsplash comes in many different styles, types, colors, and textures that are easy to incorporate into your home. To get started in choosing the best backsplash for your space, you will need to decide what type of material matches your style and budget. If you need help deciding on an initial design, check out our 2017 Look Book Back Splash Trends, where you will find the different types, sizes, and examples of backsplash.
The average amount spent on installing kitchen backsplash is around $900, with a low of $500 and a high or $1500. Keep in mind there are a few things that can alter the price. Intricate or complex patterns require a lot of planning and labor, which can easily drive costs up. Furthermore, if you have to cut the tile to make room for an electrical outlet or if the tile needs edge finishing, you can expect the price to increase.
When planning for installation keep in mind these costs:
- Material transportation or delivery
- Labor costs (can increase depending on season)
- Metal materials can increase if supply is low
The cost of installing backsplash depends on a few variables
The amount of backsplash you plan on installing
The kind of material you choose
DIY or Labor costs
The average amount that people spend on professionally installing backsplash can be found in the chart below:
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Types of Tile:
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Ceramic: Very inexpensive and durable. Basic tile can cost as little as $1.25 per square foot. The best part about ceramic tile is how easy it is to clean and maintain. However, ceramic tends to be very difficult to install and we recommend hiring a professional. If you would like to compare prices and profiles for free and without pressure, contact our professionals.
Porcelain: Porcelain, like ceramic, is cheap and tough. It looks nicer and can actually come in styles that mimic stone! You can get porcelain for around $3.00-$7.00. Porcelain requires a special setting material to secure it to a wall, so before you choose this material keep in mind installation.
Glass: Glass can come in a variety of colors and pre-assembled patterns that are easy to install. By far one of the most popular styles, glass is relatively low maintenance and runs about $7.00-$44.00 per square foot.
Slate: Water-resistant and beautiful in any home, slate runs at about $5.00 per square foot. Slate may be easy to clean, but stains if you don't have a sealant, and tends to crack under any pressure.
Granite and Marble: Both make for a beautiful and seamless backsplash, but run at much higher price $45.00. They are easy to clean and visually appealing, but we recommend a professional install these.
Vinyl Wallpaper: Very inexpensive and can bring some color pop to your kitchen. Wallpaper is available in a multitude of colors, patterns and styles. Keep in mind that vinyl is not heat resistant and should not be placed behind or near anything that generates heat. Wallpaper goes for about $4.00- $13.00 per panel.
Stainless Steel: Sleek design that compliments any kitchen. It is easy to maintain and timeless. Stainless steel runs at about $21.00 per square foot and is subject to price increases during shortages.
How can Great Pros Help?
With your material and design selected, it’s time to implement your plan. Backsplash installations can be done by yourself as a DIY project, or you can find a professional to get the job done. Get started on your project with our guide on how to install kitchen backsplash, or fill out our 2-minute questionnaire to get free quotes without pressure from our licensed, bonded, and insured professionals.