Installing new mosaic tile over an old and outdated fireplace is a cheap and easy improvement that can really improve the look and feel of your fireplace and living area...The fireplace is the main show piece in your living room, and for a few $$$, you can add some real value...
The project entailed installation of approximately 14 sf of marble mesh-mounted mosaic wall tile. The wall tile material is backed with a mesh material which makes for a much faster and efficient installation for piece-mealing and patterning the tiles. This split-face tile is also a grout-less tile, so once you cut and place it on the wall, it's done!
Installation Time: 3 hours
Tile Installer Rate: ~$50 /hr
Total Installation Costs: 3 hrs x $50/hr = $150 or ~$11 / sf
1 Bag of Mortar - $15
Tile Material - ~$14/sf x 14 sf = $196
Total Material Costs: $15 + $196 = $211
Total Project Costs: $150 + $211 = $361 or ~$25 / sf