Determine the cost of tiling a bathroom, regardless of whether you want to do it yourself or hire a professional.
If you’re considering the cost of tiling a bathroom, this article will give you a decent sense of your alternatives and if you should do the project yourself or call a specialist.
There are several bathroom tile design options, and tiling is the most sanitary material for bathrooms, but it is expensive. And while the precise cost will depend on the sort of tile you select, there are a number of basic estimations that can help you budget for your makeover accurately.
It requires money to tile a bathroom on your own: the tiles must be purchased.
Modern Tiling estimates that the average cost to fully tile the walls and floors of a bathroom is between €711 and €811. However, the actual price will depend on a number of variables and may be as little as €511 or as high as €1,111. You must consider both the price of the tile and the cost of the necessary tools.
Some bathroom tiles are priced anywhere from €11 and €151 per square metre. Glass tiles are the most expensive, while ceramic tiles are the least expensive. This is typically the case with elaborate designs with scalloped borders or mosaic designs provided in square sheets to make them easier to install. These more intricate patterns will cost extra, between €21 and €31 each 211-311mm piece.
When calculating the number of tiles required to tile a bathroom with an odd form, it is advisable to add 11 percent more to account for errors and wastage.
The cost of bathroom tiling: the tools
After calculating the cost of your tile, you must add the following tools:
- tile cutter
- Tile nippers
A tile cutter will set you back around €41, tile nippers approximately €15, and the cost of grout and glue will depend on the size of your bathroom, but plan to spend an additional €51.
Professionally tiling a bathroom is expensive
If you want to employ a professional, the price will depend on a) how much the tiler charges per square metre and b) how much their labour costs per hour. The price per square metre will depend not only on the tile’s quality but also its size and installation complexity. Smaller tiles are more harder to work with and need more time to install, so you can expect to spend more for them. On average, though, tilers will charge between €21 and €41 per installed square metre of tile.
As for hourly prices, they vary by location. The national average is €19, whereas the average in Dublin approaches €35. * Some tilers will agree to a day cost between €151 and €211 if you provide the tile.
The form of your bathroom will also impact the ultimate cost of tiling it; the more tiles a tiler must cut to suit odd architectural elements (such as arches), the more expensive the work will be. It is typically advisable to obtain at least three estimates from various professionals, presenting them with as much information as possible.
How much does retiling a tiny bathroom cost?
For a modest bathroom of between 6 to 14 square metres, you can expect to pay between €511 and €1151. Obviously, this will depend on the type of floor or wall tile utilised, the size of the tiles, and the tradesperson’s expertise.
If you’re not removing the old tile yourself, you need to know how much your tradesperson will charge you to do it, as well as whether there are any additional fees. A potential issue is a water-damaged tile substrate (also known as water intrusion), which must be repaired prior to the installation of new tile.
Fixing water leaks under tiles can cost up to €1,111 in addition to retiling, so you must be aware of this issue prior to budgeting. The dislodgement of wall tiles is a sign of this problem.
IS IT WORTH IT TO RETILE YOUR OWN BATHROOM?
If you are undecided between hiring a professional tiler and completing the bathroom retiling project yourself, you must consider time. Learning how to tile and grout tile is not difficult. But do you possess the patience and consistency to perform the job? John Geraghty, a tiling specialist, tells us that “bathroom retiling is a pretty simple project if you have basic DIY abilities.” If you intend to retile a bathroom yourself, you must ensure that you have ample time, since it may be a highly time-consuming undertaking.
If you lack the time, expertise, or equipment necessary for tiling, it is preferable to hire a professional tiler who will guarantee the job is completed swiftly, effectively, and without hassle or mess.
A competent tiler will require around three to four days to finish the project. If you lack experience, tiling might take twice as long as you anticipate. During this period, you will be unable to use your shower or bathtub; thus, you must be prepared.