Making a quote for the installation of tiles

If you are a contractor and you have to make a contribution to a customer for installation of tiles, there are several steps. Tile installation is a work complex and if you omit something could ruin it. To make a contribution for the installation of tiles, you have to pay attention to every detail of the area and make sure to include all materials needed for installation.


  1. Draw a diagram of the room where the tiles will be installed. Better to use graph paper and a pencil in this process, because you can correct the drawing if you make a mistake. With the tape measure takes dimensions of the room and then pass them to the diagram.
  2. Calculate the tiles per square meter you will be needed to do the job. To do this, multiply the length by the width of each rectangular or square area. Record the square footage of each area in your chart and add up all the amounts to get the full accurate square meters of space. Then, add 5% of that figure to account for waste. Add another 5% if the tiles are installed in a pattern.
  3. Determines the amount of grout and adhesive needed to do the job, in most cases, they can cover approximately 100 ft2 (9.30 m2) with a sack of tile mortar. Normally they can cover 70 to 100 ft2 (6.50 m2 to 9.30 m2) with tile adhesive using a sack. Divide the total square meters from 9.30 to obtain an estimate of the number of bags you will need. You may want to round off the amounts to ensure you have enough material.
  4. It determines how long it takes to complete the job. Each installer can cover a different number of square meters in a day. For example, you can have a worker to cover an average of 300 ft2 (27 m2) with tiles a day. If this is the case, divide the number of square meters between 27. In this way, you can give your customers an idea of ​​how long it will take work.
  5. Calculate how much to charge for each product and service. To be profitable, you must have a certain percentage you need to add for installation. This will cover general costs, such as transportation, administrative costs, rent and other expenses cost. You can add this percentage to the cost of the tiles, mortar and other materials. This will also allow you to get enough profit.
  6. Calculate the price of tile, mortar and workmanship. Multiply the number of square meters of tiles needed for the job by the price per square meter of tiles. Then multiply the square footage of tile for the price charged by a worker installing. Multiply the number of bags of mortar and adhesive price respectively. Add the total cost of each and then add the sales tax if that applies in your area. Write this information on a sheet of trading to give to your potential customer. A quote sheet is a document that every company gives flooring materials with the company logo and other important information. It’s like a bill, except that it only provides information on the total cost and materials needed for the job.

Tips & Warnings


  • Determines whether need to do additional charges, For example, you may have to make an extra charge for soil preparation, if the floor is uneven or has some other floor, or if the installation is done in a bathroom, you have to remove the toilet to get better results.