How Much Does It Cost To Install Porcelain Tile Backsplash?


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Porcelain Tile Backsplash Installation Costs

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Porcelain is a beautiful material and it can be a great option for a backsplash in your kitchen. This is true especially if you also have a porcelain countertop, but it can look great with other types of countertop materials, as well. Porcelain is not only beautiful, but it is also a relatively affordable material to use for the backsplash.

Porcelain is nonporous, which means easy to clean and it is resistant to stains. This should make it easy to maintain the backsplash, which can tend to get dirty. You will also find that porcelain is resistant to heat, which makes it a great option for use in the kitchen.

Porcelain tile backsplash installation: 20 square feet.

Item Unit Cost Quantity Line Cost
Porcelain tile $15 per sq.ft. 20 $300
Labor Cost $20 per sq.ft. 20 $400
Total Cost $35 per sq.ft. 20 $700


Other considerations and costs

  • The size of the backsplash will naturally affect the cost.
  • If there are any complicated patterns or difficult areas, you can expect the cost of labor to go up.
  • Your location and the cost of labor in the area will affect the cost, as well.

DIY considerations

  • You could perform the porcelain tile backsplash installation on your own, but you should have at least some experience with tile installation. Keep in mind that cutting through porcelain is more difficult than many other types of materials.
  • It is a good idea to order slightly more porcelain tiles than you need to account for any mistakes that you might make while cutting.
  • Those who are not confident about their skills and who do not want to run the risk of damaging their backsplash should hire a professional for the job.


  • Craftsman Estimator Costbook, complete series year 2019.
  • Latest prices found on Home Depot and other vendor Web sites.
  • Literature review of DIY Web sites.
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Cost by city

(20 sq.ft. porcelain tile backsplash)
  • New York, NY$1,124
  • Bronx, NY$924
  • Brooklyn, NY$770
  • Philadelphia, PA$961
  • Washington, DC$834
  • Atlanta, GA$754
  • Miami, FL$686
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL$719
  • Minneapolis, MN$843
  • Chicago, IL$982
  • Houston, TX$1,013
  • San Antonio, TX$680
  • Austin, TX$770
  • Denver, CO$651
  • Phoenix, AZ$686
  • Las Vegas, NV$753
  • Los Angeles, CA$849
  • San Diego, CA$770
  • San Jose, CA$930
  • Seattle, WA$681

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