Marble Tile Floor Costs

The marble tile floor is typically installed atop a slab-base of aggregate or concrete mortar, though it is possible to adapt other floor structure material to the installation. 

You will find that the cost to install average marble tile flooring depends upon material and finish grade, surface area and material volume, preparation and special requirements, and the labor rate.

In the following table the Labor Cost figure is what the able and prepared DIY persons should expect to save by performing the corresponding tasks.

Tile flooring: 500 sq.ft.; include all material, equipment, and waste.

ItemUnit CostQuantityLine Cost
Marble tile: transport all material and install 500 sq.ft. of natural stone tiles 12" x 24" x 1/2" thick; grouted on top of a prepared base.$23.01per sq.ft.525$12,078
Upgrade: additional cost to include a 1/2" backerboard base-system installed on top of exposed wood subfloor.$1.38per sq.ft.525$725
Material Cost$25.61per sq.ft.500$12,803
+ Labor Cost (standard)$36per hour80$2,880
+ Labor Cost (upgrade)$36per hour15$540
Total Cost$32.45per sq.ft.500$16,223

Other considerations and costs

  • These prices are for service in the immediate service area of the provider.
  • Taxes and permit fees are not included.

DIY considerations

  • This project may be suitable for able and prepared DIY.
  • If the sub-floor is ready for tile the installation is most suitable to DIY.


  • Craftsman Estimator Costbook, complete series year 2015.
  • Latest prices found on Home Depot and other vendor Web sites.
  • Literature review of DIY Web sites.

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