The stone floor or tiles usually termed as natural stone are derived from natural mountain stones. There are stones that are used in making of floor tiles. These stone commonly include marble, slate, granite, limestone, travertine and sandstone. Commonly at the initial stage of their making these stone floor tiles are in large blocks. After this, these are cut in small tiles shapes using saw and sharp blades. Due to this procedure it is quite difficult and expensive to install them.
The installation process of tiles and stone is not as easy as the other floor installations. This can cost you a lot more than the other type of floors. The reason is its very time consuming and intensive labor is required for this.
The price for ceramic is different depending on quality of the tiles. It generally has a price of around 2.50$ to 3 $ per square foot. The quality attribute such as durability and the size determines the price of the ceramic tile. It can be as low as 1 $ and as high as 8 $ per square foot. However, the natural stone tiles have the price in the range of 1 $ to 5 $ per square cost. And the installation cost can even be higher than the material’s cost because of the struggles required to install these. The average installation cost for stone floor is 7$ per square foot.
In Order to determine that how much stone tiles you need, you need to carefully measure the room. For this, you can use the measuring tape to measure the width and length. Once width and length is determined then you multiply these to get the squares of the room. Usually it is recommended to buy a little more material than the measurement because it can be possible that measured value has some error. Usually the recommendation is to get a 5 % extra. To get the desired exact value, you multiply the total calculated value by 1.05 and you have the value of the total material that you required.
In order to reduce the cost for installation you can prepare the floor by yourself. For example if the floor was previously covered with the carpet. You can remove the carpet by yourself and can wash and trim the boarders and doors. Moreover, you can also ask the installer to tell you what you can do to properly prepare the floor so that it can be ready for direct installation.