Install a marble floor
A flooring contractor will charge $1,412 to install 12-inch marble tiles laid in mortar in a 10- by 10-foot hallway, which includes the labor and material. You can buy the materials for $545, install them and save 61 percent. If you have experience working with tile, consider doing this job, but don't forget the DIY damage factor when you're using expensive materials like marble. You could make miscuts that cost more than what you save. If there's any doubt, hire a professional installer who has the expertise and specialty tools required for a lasting installation.
To find more DIY project costs and to post comments and questions, visit http://www.diyornot.com and http://www.m.diyornot.com on smartphones.
Pro Cost -- DIY Cost -- Pro time -- DIY Time -- DIY Savings -- Percent Saved
$1,412 -- $545 -- 23.0 -- 42.5 -- $867 -- 61 Percent
(c) 2013 GENE AND KATIE HAMILTON, DISTRIBUTED BY TRIBUNE CONTENT AGENCY, LLC.