What Can I Expect to Pay for New Ceiling Tiles and Installation?

If you are having a dropped ceiling installed in your home or office, you are probably wondering how much it will cost you for the materials and installation. If you have a budget that you need to stay within, then it helps to know how much you can reasonably expect to spend on the project. Below, we will go over some of the costs associated with a dropped ceiling installation to help you better prepare.

The Cost of the Tiles

One of the first cost considerations you need to think about is the price of the ceiling tiles themselves. Depending on the type of tiles you choose, you can expect to pay anywhere between $100 and $150 for about 130 square feet of tile. Therefore, if you have a home that needs 800 square feet of tile, you should expect to pay on the low end, $800. Of course, you need to also consider what type of tiles you are choosing. For example, plain white tiles are going to cost less than wooden tiles or fiber tiles. You should think about any additional features that you want your tiles to include as well including mold resistance, soundproofing, and mildew resistance.

The Cost of Materials and Additional Supplies

The next cost consideration that you need to keep in mind is the cost of any additional supplies and materials needed for the job. For example, if the contractor needs to purchase connectors, fasteners, and materials for surface preparation, you will be responsible for these costs. You can expect to spend anywhere between $50 and $100 for additional supplies and material costs. If you are trying to save money, see if you can receive a discount if you purchase the materials yourself or find out if the contractor you work with receives a discount on the supplies.

The Cost of Installation and Labor

Now is the hefty cost consideration to keep in mind – labor and installation. Installing dropped ceiling tiles will take your contractor time and you will have to pay for the time it costs. Typically, you are charged a flat fee for the labor, but you may find that some companies charge you per hour for installation. The good thing about the labor and installation costs is that it includes everything from prepping the surface to cutting the tiles and installing them in your home or office. For this service, you can expect to pay anywhere from $120 to $300 for 3 hours of installation and labor time. As you can see above, the entire cost of the project will cost you anywhere between $270 on the low end and $550 on the high end for about 125 square feet of dropped ceiling tiles. You can adjust the price estimate according to your home’s square footage. If you are looking for a free estimate for a dropped ceiling in your home or office, call the professionals at The Reno Pros today!