How hard is it to lay down wood tile on my own?

I want to lay wood tile but all the quotes are so expensive. $12000 is the average. For a home that’s only 1600sqft. I have to finance this project obviously but it seems cheaper just to buy the materials myself and do it. Any thoughts? Suggestions? Advice? Thank you! :)

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  • Deborah Deborah on Apr 09, 2019

    Wood tile? Do you mean wooden floors?

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    • Deborah Deborah on Apr 09, 2019

      If you haven’t already bought your tile, would you consider laying luxury vinyl planks? I’ve traded tile installation for this fantastic new product I did my entire basement that had moisture problems and a room where our rescue cats live, it’s amazing stuff, easy to install and totally waterproof, looks like wood comes in many colors super easy to clean and not as hard and cold as porcelain, I’m doing a bathroom next! I’m also going to replace the carpet and laminate in one of my rentals, hey I’m an old lady and I installed it myself, no joke it’s a free floating system, much much easier expensive than the tile I’ve done, maybe check it out.

  • Take a free class. Home Depot has them. Then decide. If you go ahead, work room by room and learn how to dry fit and transition from one area to the next. Once you do one area, you will understand why installers charge what they do.