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    That is over $28 per sq.ft WOW!
    The must quoted you with some nice granite or marble tile that cost $7-12/piece ( 12'x12' ) Did they include new cabinets or something? Otherwise sounds way overpriced.
    Where I live(NW FL) stone installation starts at $5-7/sq.ft. Porcelain and ceramic tile is even cheaper to install. Of course removal of existing flooring, newbacker board etc can addup to another $5/foot, but besides thinset and grout that will run you $1/foot all you need is pick your tile , which again at HD stone ( travertine) costs under $3/foot ( 18x18 tile ) or attractive porcelain tile at $3-5/foot.
    I mean you are talking about $12-$15/sq.ft for top of the line installation including old floor removal and nice quality new tile.

    Quote Originally Posted by tasty View Post
    I know the subject of flooring comes up from time to time and we've been through carpet, Pergo, laminate, and hardwoods. There are pluses and minuses for each, but I think tile will work best for us. The problem with tile is the price. "Fortunately", our dishwasher imploded and Whirlpool gave us a $5K head start. Still, the first price we got for 700 sq. ft. was $20K. That's at least $5K too much for us. Anyone have experience with tile flooring at a decent price with reputable installers? BTW, there are some really nice wood patterns that look like the real thing as we have wood throughout the house.

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    For what its worth, we bought this house before walking became difficult for me. i still get around with a walker, but barefoot. The grout lines in our porcelin tile continually cut my feet as I slip/slide around. (Of course, the previous owner was a do-it-yourselfer, and grouting / leveling was not his speciality.

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