New Tile Is a Fast and Cost-Effective Way to Quickly Modernize Your Home

Whether it be a floor upgrade, a new backsplash, or a new shower, tile can dramatically improve the function and appearance of your home. Tile has many benefits over other materials. Since tile is waterproof, it is a great material for bathrooms and basements. Tile is also very durable, so it is often used in high-traffic areas like kitchens and hallways. From a design standpoint, tile provides limitless color, texture and pattern options.

Monk’s can install tile in just a couple of days, so your home will have an updated look quickly.

The Most Popular Types of Tile Installation Projects

In northern New Jersey homes, tile is most commonly used in the bathroom. It is featured in the shower, the floor, and sometimes on the walls. Lately, we have been replacing tubs with fully-tiled walk-in showers. Another popular tile project is simply replacing the current bathroom tile with an updated look. We can remove dated or dirty tile and replace it for a fast bathroom transformation.

For high-traffic areas, we install porcelain or ceramic tile most often. Ceramic and porcelain tile are durable and come in a wide variety of looks to coordinate with any color or style preference. A very popular tile flooring option is porcelain wood-look planks. These porcelain tiles are great for the kitchen and mudrooms since they are water-tight and clean up easily.

Tile backsplashes are another popular tile project. We do these as part of a full kitchen remodel, or as stand-alone projects. Tile is the most popular material to use for a backsplash because it can handle water and grease from cooking. Backsplash tile can be simple and neutral or be used to add color or visual interest to the kitchen.

Tile Ideas and Inspiration

Selecting tile for a project can be overwhelming. There are so many different options it can be difficult to make a decision. The Designers in our showrooms are always available to help guide you to select the best material and coordinate colors. Here are some popular trends we are seeing at the moment.

Currently, marble and marble-look tile are extremely popular. White and grey tones are in style, so marble easily lends itself to this design trend. A basketweave mosaic tile in the shower floor is fashionable. Sometimes we continue the basketweave over to the bathroom floor, as well. Otherwise, we install porcelain tile that looks like wood.

Subway tile is still on-trend for the shower walls, paired with mosaic tile used in niches and for accent.

Tile Trends

How Much Does Tile Installation Cost?

According to HomeAdvisor, the labor cost to install ceramic or porcelain tile ranges from $4 to $32 per square foot. Installing flooring makes up the lower end of this range while installing a backsplash is between $25 to $32 per square foot. These numbers do not include removing existing materials, or the cost of installing new sub-floor or sheetrock.

Simple layouts with larger format tile are faster to install, and typically cost less. Using delicate tile and mosiacs can add to the installation cost, as well as intricate patterns and layouts.

Tile Installation Reviews from Monk’s Customers

We used Monks to refinish our wood floors, renovate our family room including built in window seats and split stone fireplace surround, and redo our master bath. We couldn’t be happier with the results. The floor was done while we were away. Gilberth led the flooring crew that did a beautiful job, very professional, and delivered as promised. The bathroom is perfect, classic and transformed. The black tile and white marble with the dark cherry vanity is elegant. The worksmanship on an intricate tile design was superb. The family room was also transformed. The stone fireplace surround and wall looks terrific as do the window oseats. All the craftsmen that worked on our renovations were knowledgeable, helpful, personable, and reliable. We are very pleased with everything…Thank you. We would highly recommend Monks and would definitely use them again.

Susan and Vince Yaniro
Basking Ridge

Speak with Monk's for Tile Installation

It won't take long to get your tiling project started. The first step is to make an appointment for an Estimator to come to your home and take measurements. Then you will come into one of our Kitchen & Bath Design Studios in Morristown or Fanwood and meet with one of our Designers.

A Designer will help you select your tiles and create a design layout. Design services are always complimentary, and you are under no obligation.

Based on your selections and pattern, you'll receive pricing on both materials and installation so you have the complete cost of your project.

Are you ready to start your tiling project? Call 973-635-7900 to schedule your free in-home estimate, or book online.