11 Gregory Drive, South Burlington, VT 05403

Tiling Installations

Tiling Installations

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Installing tile or stone in your home adds value and beauty to your living space. Whether on the floor or on the walls, around the fireplace, in the kitchen or in the bathroom, we have the knowledge and experience to make your space look amazing.


Types of Tile

There are two kinds of clay tile – porcelain and ceramic.




Even though both are made from clay and fired in a kiln, porcelain is more refined and pure, making it harder than ceramic. Porcelain is known to be higher quality. We can purchase tile in sheets of 1″x1” mosaic patterns or as large as 24″ x 24”, and the patterns offer unlimited design options.


Porcelain and Ceramic Tile Costs

Porcelain costs between $1.50 – $5.00 per square foot, and ceramic costs between $1.00 – $3.50 per square foot. Accent pieces of tile can run as high as $20.00 – $50.00 per square foot.


Types of Stone Tile

Few building materials match the beauty of natural stone. It is your classic “no-two-pieces-look-alike” charm that makes it a favorite of Vermont homeowners. The look and feel of stone connects you to the earth and has a grounding effect on the soul. Every quarry the stone comes from has an original vein, making your tile “one of a kind.”


Stone comes in many types, shapes, sizes and thicknesses. It can be irregular in size or standard cut sizes from 1-inch-square mosaic patterns to 24” x 24.” If you need something in between, you’ll find many square and rectangular sizes that will suit your needs.




Quality, quantity and scarcity are big driving factors in the cost of stone, and most tile and stone suppliers offer a nice variety of natural stone in their showroom.


Proper installation requires the correct underlayment prep. Cutting corners on these details will leave you very disappointed when cracks appear. This is why it’s so important to hire a competent contractor to get the job done right the first time. These products are not cheap. The last thing you want is to do the project twice.



Prized for its classic elegance, marble flooring has been around since ancient times. It is instantly recognizable by its soft grain patterns and creamy colors that range from white to red, to green and black. Marble tile is usually polished to a high sheen, which helps show off its subtle beauty.


Polished marble is slippery when wet, though, and not the best choice for kitchens and baths. Honed marble has more surface texture, making it a good alternative, but it doesn’t have the dynamic color of polished marble. The cost is $10.00 – $25.00 per square foot.


Marble is one of nature’s softer rocks and prone to scratching and staining, so we recommend a professional sealing after installation.



Travertine is a sedimentary rock and one of the softer varieties of stone flooring. Over time, it develops a soft, mellow patina.


Travertine comes in a wide range of shades and hues, from light cream to dark rust. Polished material often looks like marble, and tumbled travertine has pits, holes, and rounded edges that give it an antique, Mediterranean look. The cost is $3.50 to $8.00 per square foot.


This type of flooring is porous and reacts quickly to acidic substances, so even spilled orange juice may cause a stain. Regular application of a stone sealer will help protect it.



Granite is an igneous rock formed under extreme pressure, making it one of the hardest flooring materials you can buy. It’s virtually impervious to staining and scratching, and comes in many colors. Local varieties of granite flooring may be less expensive due to lower shipping costs. The cost is $5.00 to $15 per square foot.



Slate is a metamorphic rock formed in layers and is usually find on the sides of mountains. It easily splits into thin sheets that are cut into tiles. You can buy slate tiles with their naturally rough surfaces or honed smooth. The rougher surfaces offer a rustic look for outdoor project and the honed smooth tiles offer a beautiful look for entryways, sunrooms and kitchens. Colors tend toward blends of dark green, gray and brown.


Slate comes in various densities. The denser the slate, the less likely it is to chip or flake over time. This flaking process is called “spalling”. Spalling is more common with un-honed slate. Typically, you would want a honed slate for inside your home. The cost for honed slate is $2.00 to $5.00 per square foot.


Limestone Tile

Limestone is a cousin of travertine, although somewhat harder, so it stands up well to everyday use. It has beautiful grain patterns. The cost is $1.50 to $4.00 per square foot.


This is a porous stone and should be protected with a quality stone sealer to prevent stains. It also needs re-sealing every few years to maintain protection.


Faux (Fake) Stone

This will have the look and feel of natural stone, but is a cement product and has a more palatable price point. The cost is $2.00 to $15.00 per square foot.



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Tiling Installations
Service Type
Tiling Installations
Provider Name
Polli Construction, Inc.,
11 Gregory Drive,South Burlington,VT-05403,
Telephone No.802-482-5777
Tiling or stone adds value and beauty to your home. Whether on the floor or on the walls, we have the experience to make your space look amazing.