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Cost of Linoleum Tile Installation


By ProMatcher Staff



Linoleum Tile Installation Cost



The cost of linoleum tile flooring installation will increase or decrease based upon a number of factors. This article is intended to provide you with a checklist of questions to ask yourself and your contractor.

This key will serve as your guide:

$0 = No additional cost
$ = Standard cost
$$+ = Additional cost


What type of area needs flooring?

$ - When the tile is installed in a large, open area.

$$ - When the tile is installed in an unusually shaped room with many corners. (This requires additional tile cutting.)

What type of tiles will be installed?

$ - When prefabricated linoleum floor tiles are installed.

$$ - When custom linoleum floor tiles are installed.

Related: Vinyl Tile vs. Linoleum Tile

What size tiles do I want to install?

$ - When 12” x 12” tiles (or larger) are installed.

$$ - When smaller tiles are installed. (This type of installation tends to be more labor-intensive.)

What thickness should the floor be?

$ - When the floor tiles are 2 mm thick.

$$ - When the floor tiles are more than 2 mm thick.

Does the existing flooring need to be removed prior to installation?

$ - When the new flooring can be installed over the existing floors.

$$ - When the existing flooring needs to be removed prior to the installation of the new tile floors.

What type of floor preparation is needed?

$ - When no additional preparation is needed and the floors are clean and level.

$$ - When the existing subfloor needs to be leveled prior to installation.

$$ - When a new subfloor (substrate) is needed

$$ - When a moisture barrier or underlayment is laid under the tile.

What type of pattern will be the tile be laid in?

$ - When a straight, standard pattern is laid.

$$ - When tiles are installed diagonally.

$$ - When a border or special inlay is installed.

$$$ - When a custom pattern is installed.

Does the flooring need to be sealed?

$0 – When there is no sealant applied.

$$ - When the tile flooring is sealed to prevent water damage.

Ask the Pro:



1. How long do you expect the installation of the linoleum tile to take?

2. Do you have any references?

3. What type of linoleum floor tile do you recommend?

4. Are trim and baseboard moldings included in the cost estimate?

5. Do you offer a warranty on the workmanship?

6. Does the tile come with a manufacturer’s warranty?

7. Can the new tile be installed over my existing floors or does the existing flooring need to be removed? (See what our Pros said!)

8. What type of subfloor preparation is required?

9. Is cleanup included in the quote?

10. How long can I expect linoleum to last?

11. Will you ensure there is enough clearance for the doors to open properly?

12. Am I responsible for moving the furniture prior to installation?

13. What type of maintenance does linoleum require?

14. Is the cost of delivery included in the quote I received?

15. Can the floors handle heavy foot traffic?

Related: Vinyl Flooring Installation Cost



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