2023 Cost To Retile Shower & Bathroom Tile Installation Cost (2023)

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Average cost to retile a shower or bathroom

Bathroom tile installation costs$7 to $25 per square footfor a shower, floor, and walls. Bathroom tile prices are$1 to $25 per square foot, plus labor costs$4 to $12 per square footto install. The cost to retile a shower is$800 to $3,000. Retiling a bathroom floor costs$800 to $3,800.

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Cost to retile a shower or bathroom
ProjectAverage cost
Retile walk-in shower $800 – $3,000
Retile shower floor $500 – $1,000
Retile shower walls $800 – $2,600
Add a bench, shelf, or recessed niche $200 – $500
Install tile shower pan $800 – $3,000
Retile bathroom floor $800 – $3,800
Retile bathroom walls $800 – $1,700

Shower or bathroom tiling cost per square foot

Bathroom tiling costs$7 to $25 per square footinstalled on average, depending on the material, size, surface prep, and labor. High-end tile or complex designs costup to $50 per square footinstalled.

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Bathroom tiling cost per square foot
TypeTile material cost per square footTotal Cost per square foot installed
Ceramic tile $1 – $8 $5 – $30
Porcelain tile $2 – $10 $7 – $32
Glass tile $5 – $25 $10 – $46
Subway tile $2 – $12 $7 – $35
Mosaic tile $3 – $23 $9 – $52
Natural stone tile $3 – $15 $9 – $44
Marble tile $5 – $25 $11 – $54
Granite tile $5 – $14 $11 – $42
Limestone tile $7 – $22 $13 – $51
Slate tile $2 – $7 $9 – $38
Travertine tile $3 – $9 $12 – $52

*Most tile setters charge a $500 to $750 minimum.

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Cost to retile a shower

The cost to retile a shower is$7 to $25 per square footor$800 to $3,000on average. Shower tile installation costs depend on the shower size, tile material, tile size and shape, design, and pattern.

Additional features like benches, shampoo niches, or shelves cost$200 to $500more.

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Cost to retile a shower
National average cost$1,850
Minimum cost$500
Maximum cost$10,000
Average range $800 to $3,000

*Cost data is based on 412 project costs reported by HomeGuide members.

Adding a bench, shelf, or recessed niche for soap or shampoo costs$200 to $500more.

Cost of tiled walk-in shower

A tiled walk-in shower costs$800 to $3,000to retile on average, depending on the size, layout, materials, and design. Large walk-in showers with high-end tile or elaborate patterns costup to $10,000to retile. A new tiled walk-in shower costs$2,000 to $5,000for the tile, base, enclosure, and fixtures.

Cost to tile a walk-in shower
Size (feet)Average cost
3' x 3' $800 – $1,650
3' x 4' $900 – $2,200
3' x 5' $1,000 – $3,000
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Cost to retile a small shower

Retiling a small shower costs$800 to $1,650, including the tile and installation. Costs depend on the tile size and type, design complexity, and whether or not the shower includes any accent tiles or extra features like shampoo niches or shelves.

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Cost to redo tile shower walls

Retiling shower walls costs$8 to $30 per square foot, including removing the old tile and installing new tile. The total cost to redo shower walls only is$800 to $2,600on average.

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Shower floor tile installation cost

Tiling a shower floor costs$5 to $25 per square footor$500 to $1,000on average, depending on the type of tile, base size, and shower layout. Most tile installers charge minimum fees of$500 to $750when retiling a shower.

Shower floor tile installation cost
FactorCeramic or porcelain tile cost per square footNatural stone or marble tile cost per square foot
Tile materials $1 – $10 $3 – $15
Installation labor $4 – $8 $6 – $15
Old tile removal and surface prep $3 – $14 $3 – $14
Total cost $8 – $32 $12 – $44

*Prices per square foot are typically at the higher end of the range for small projects.

Tile shower pan replacement

Installing a tile shower pan costs$900 to $3,500, including the custom pan, tile, and installation. The shower pan is a solid base under the tile to catch water that seeps through the tile and funnel it to the drain, preventing leaks.

Cost to retile a bathroom

The average cost to retile a bathroom is$2,400 to $8,500for the floor, shower, and walls together. Bathroom tile installation costs$7 to $25 per square footon average for labor and materials, depending on the tile type, size, and design complexity.

Cost to retile a bathroom
ProjectAverage cost
Retile bathroom floor $800 – $3,800
Retile bathroom walls $800 – $1,700
Retile shower $800 – $3,000
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Small bathroom tile replacement cost

Retiling a small bathroom costs$2,400 to $4,150 on average or $7 to $25 per square footfor the floor, walls, and shower.

  • Tiling a small bathroom floor costs$800 to $1,500.

  • Retiling a small shower costs$800 to $1,650.

Cost to retile a bathroom floor

The cost to retile a bathroom floor is$7 to $25 per square footor$800 to $3,800on average. Bathroom retiling costs depend on the tile material and size, bathroom size, and site conditions.

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Retiling a standard5'x8'bathroom floor costs$1,000 to $2,000on average.

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Cost to tile a bathroom floor
Bathroom sizeAverage cost
Small bathroom (5'x8') $500 – $1,000
Mid-sized bathroom (8'x10') $1,000 – $2,000
Large / master bathroom (10'x15') $1,200 – $3,800

*Most tile setters charge a $500 to $750 minimum. Prices per square foot are typically at the higher end of the range for small projects.

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Choose tiles with a textured surface to prevent a slipping hazard on wet bathroom floors.

Cost to tile bathroom walls

Tiling bathroom walls costs$7 to $25 per square footor$800 to $1,700on average with installation. Costs depend on the tile material and size and the bathroom size and layout. Tiling a bathroom costs more than tiling other rooms because installers must cut tiles to fit around bathroom fixtures.

Bathroom and shower tile installation cost calculator

Bathroom and shower remodeling costs depend on the new tile material, removing any old tile, labor, and surface prep required.

Shower tile installation cost calculator
FactorAverage cost per square foot
Tile materials $1 – $10
Install labor $4 – $12
Tile designs and patterns $1 – $5
Setting materials (thinset mortar & grout) $0.50 – $1.60
Waterproof membrane $0.50 – $2.00
Backer boards / underlayment $0.50 – $1.00
Old tile removal $1.50 – $5.00
Shower pan* $20 – $75
Floor leveling* $1 – $4

*Not required for every tile installation.

Labor cost to retile a shower

The labor cost to retile a shower is$4 to $12 per square foot, depending on the tile and layout. The labor cost to install a ceramic tile shower in a straight pattern is$4 to $8 per square foot. Labor for complex designs or natural stone tiles costs$6 to $20 per square foot.

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Labor cost to retile a shower
Tile material or styleLabor cost per square foot
Ceramic tile $4 – $8
Porcelain tile $4.50 – $8.50
Natural stone or marble tile $6 – $15
Complex pattern or design $6 – $20

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Tiling designs and patterns cost

Herringbone or diagonal tile patterns cost an extra$1 to $5 per square footor10% to 30% moreto install than straight tile due to the added labor to cut and layout the tiles. Patterned designs also require10% to 20%more tiles to cover waste caused by diagonal cuts.

Replacing shower drywall or underlayment cost

Replacing shower drywall, underlayment, backer boards, or waterproofing membrane costs$2 to $9 per square footinstalled or$0.50 to $1 per square footfor the materials alone. Underlayment smooths out uneven spots on the surface, prevents tiles from cracking, and provides a waterproof barrier.

Cost to remove old tile in bathroom

Removing tile in a bathroom costs$1.50 to $5 per square foot, depending on location. Removing old tile from a floor is priced on the higher end of the range because it requires more labor than removing tile from the walls.

Cost to tile a shower yourself (DIY)

The cost to tile a shower yourself is$3 to $15 per square foot, including tile, mortar, grout, basic tools, and surface prep materials. DIY shower retiling is a challenging project that requires special equipment, labor to remove the old tile, and skill in cutting, setting, and grouting the new tile.

How much tile do I need for my shower?

Follow these steps to calculate how many tiles you need for a shower:

  1. Measure the width and height of each wall in inches.

  2. Multiply the width by the height for each wall.

  3. Add the totals for each wall.

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  4. Divide the result by 144 to find the total square feet.

  5. Subtract any windows from the total.

  6. Add 10% to 25% for overages to ensure there is enough tile in case of breakage. For diagonal or herringbone designs, add 20% to 35% instead because diagonal cuts result in more tile loss.

When ordering tile, include all other required pieces like bullnose tile, trim, or accents to increase the likelihood of receiving tiles with consistent color.

Retiling a shower or bathroom FAQs

Are shower wall panels cheaper than tile?

Some shower wall panels are cheaper than tile, depending on the material. Acrylic and fiberglass shower panels cost$300 to $800but look plasticky. Composite, Corian, and solid surface panels cost as much as as ceramic or porcelain tile after factoring in installation costs.

Shower panels take less time to install than tile, are waterproof, and are easier to keep clean because they don't have true grout lines.

How long does it take to tile a shower or bathroom?

Tiling a shower or bathroom takes2 to 5 days, depending on the size, tile type, and design complexity. Demolishing and removing old tile, prepping the surface, and installing backer boards and a waterproof membrane adds1 day.

Can you tile over tile in a shower or bathroom?

You can tile over tile in a shower or bathroom if the existing tiles and grout are in good condition, evenly placed, and free of cracks. Most professionals recommend removing and replacing the tile instead because old tiles do not provide an ideal surface for new tiles to adhere to.

Can you tile over drywall in a shower or bathroom?

You should not tile over drywall in showers, bathrooms, or other areas exposed to moisture because water can seep behind the tile and cause mold, leaks, or other damage. Install tile on concrete or Hardie backer board with a waterproof membrane or vapor barrier instead.

Can you resurface bathroom floor tiles?

Bathroom floor tiles can be resurfaced. Tile refinishing costs$5 to $10 per square footand may be used on most bathroom tile surfaces, including floors, shower walls, and tubs. Resurfacing covers the old tile in a spray coating, hiding chips and stains and making the tile look new.

What is the best tile for bathroom floors?

The best tile for bathroom floors is porcelain, ceramic, or vinyl. Porcelain and ceramic tiles are durable, easy to clean and maintain, and come in a wide variety of colors and styles. Vinyl tiles are the least expensive and are easy to cut but not as durable as porcelain or ceramic.

Choose tiles with a DCOF rating of0.42 or higherfor added slip resistance. The DCOF rating determines the amount of friction on wet floors when walked upon.

What is the best tile for shower floors?

The best tile for shower floors is porcelain or ceramic tile no larger than4"x4"with a matte or textured glaze for added traction. Smaller tiles conform better to the slope and shape of the shower floor, and the additional grout lines provide more slip resistance.

What is the best tile for shower walls?

The best tile for shower walls is glazed porcelain, ceramic, or natural stone:

  • Glazed porcelain tile is durable, easy to clean, cost-effective, and has the lowest moisture permeability of any tile. Porcelain tiles also have through-body color, making chips less noticeable.

  • Glazed ceramic tile is durable, the least expensive, and cuts easily, requiring less labor for installation.

  • Natural stone tile is hard and durable but may require more maintenance and cleaning because it is more porous.

When choosing tile for a shower, confirm the tile is approved for floor or shower use. Not all wall tile can be used in a shower.

How much does it cost to replace pool tile?

Replacing the waterline tiles in an in-ground pool costs$8 to $30 per square footor$2,500 to $5,000on average, depending on the pool's size and the tile type. Maintaining the correct water alkalinity and brushing tiles weekly with a soft brush prevents scale build-up that damages tile.

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Finding a shower and bathroom tile installer

Before hiring a tile installer near you for bathroom or shower tile:

  • Get at least three estimates to compare.

  • Look for licensed tile installers who are members of the National Tile Contractors Association.

  • Select a tile setter who is a CTEF Certified Tile Installer (CTI).

  • Get references and check out a portfolio of their previous work.

  • Browse their reviews on HomeGuide and Google.

  • Select companies that are insured, bonded, and have been in business for more than five years.

  • Avoid selecting the lowest quote as quality may suffer.

  • Get a detailed estimate, contract, and warranty in writing before the work begins.

  • Never pay in full before the project starts. Follow a payment plan instead for work completed.

Questions to ask tile installers

  • What kind of tile do you recommend for my bathroom and why?

  • Have you worked on projects like this before?

  • Can you provide references and a portfolio showing your work?

  • Are you licensed, bonded, and insured?

  • Are you a member of the National Tile Contractors Association or any other professional organizations?

  • Are you a CTEF Certified Tile Installer?

  • Do you adhere to TCNA and ANSI standards?

  • What steps will you take to waterproof the tiled area?

  • Will you flood test the shower before installing the tile?

  • What is included in the final price?

  • Does the estimate include the tile? How much tile is needed?

  • What other costs should I expect?

  • How long will the installation take?

  • How many people will be working on the project?

  • How soon will I be able to use the bathroom or shower after the installation?

Is a warranty included? If yes, how long is it and what does it cover?

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FAQs

How much does it cost to retile a bathroom floor and shower? ›

The average 5 ft. x 8 ft. bathroom costs approximately $1,000-$1,500 to demo and install new floor tile and tub surround. A stand-up shower needs twice as much tile, which will add on another $2,000-$3,000.

What is the average labor cost to tile a shower? ›

Tiling a shower isn't a task that can be done on the fly; it's something you'll need to research in advance. If you're going the professional route, you can expect to pay between $4 and $15 per square foot for labor and installation.

How much does labor cost to install tile in a bathroom? ›

Tile installation costs for kitchen or bathroom remodels can vary depending on where the tile is being installed and the type of tile chosen, among other factors. Labor costs can range from $3 to $15 per square foot, and some professionals charge between $60 and $120 per hour.

How much should I pay to have my bathroom tiles? ›

All in all, the average price for a bathroom retiling is $2,000 including labor, but the range typically falls anywhere between $450 and $10,000. $0.50 – $15 per sq. ft.

What is the average cost of retiling a bathroom floor? ›

On average, retiling your bathroom floor will cost anywhere from $400-4,000 depending on the size of your bathroom and the material you have chosen. If you hire a professional, you can expect to pay an additional $2,000 for labor costs.

How much does it cost to tile a 10x10 bathroom floor? ›

The average cost to tile a bathroom floor is about $17 per square foot. Cheap tile installed starts at about $11 per square foot while premium tile costs can easily exceed $30 per square foot installed. Prices include the tile, materials and labor. How much is the labor cost to tile a bathroom floor?

How do you bid a tile shower job? ›

To price the tile, calculate the area of the job by multiplying the length of the room by the width for the total square feet. Multiple the total square feet by the tile price per square foot, and then add 20 percent for cuts and breakage.

How do I estimate a tile shower? ›

Measure the length in feet, Measure the width in feet. Multiply the length figure by the width figure. This will be your total square footage for that portion of your project. Continue to repeat this for all parts of the space that will get the same tile.

How long does it take to tile a shower? ›

A DIY project will take anywhere from 10 to 16 hours. You'll also require an hour of prep time per project, and an hour of layout time per job. Also, set aside an hour of grouting and cleaning time per square foot. Remember to wait at least 24 hours between the installation and grouting.

How much should I charge for a tile job? ›

The national average to install ceramic or porcelain tile ranges between $13.50 and $63 per square foot. If by chance, you're looking to install tile flooring outdoors, the national average is between $14 and $83 per square foot.

How much does Lowes charge per square foot to install tile? ›

The average Lowes flooring installation cost per square foot is $2-$15.

What is labor cost to install wall tile? ›

Labor costs for tile installation are around $3 to $15 per square foot. Some contractors charge hourly rates, ranging from $30 to $120 per hour.

What is the most cost effective tile for a shower? ›

Acrylic is one of the most cost-effective materials for your bathroom. Cheaper and with fewer problems than tiling, it can give you the look and functionality you're after at a fraction of the cost. It is extremely durable, stain-resistant, and can resist scratching or chipping.

Why is bathroom tile so expensive? ›

Tiles are primarily made from natural materials like clay, ceramic, porcelain, stone, or glass. The cost of these raw materials fluctuates due to factors such as availability, extraction difficulties, transportation, and market demand.

Can you negotiate tile prices? ›

You can negotiate about the pricing of the tiling you are wanting to purchase with the sales rep. When negotiating, you need to be well informed on the subject and go in with a plan. Without this, you will have no leverage in your negotiation and the whole ordeal will fall flat.

What is the cheapest way to tile a bathroom? ›

Ceramic tiles

Cheap, cheerful, and easy to install—ceramic is appropriate for all areas of your bathroom. Whether it's a ceramic tile floor or ceramic tiles on the walls, this material cleans easily, looks nice, and is the most affordable material of all.

How much does it cost to install a toilet? ›

On average, the cost to install a toilet ranges between $400 and $800. One-piece toilet labor costs range from $100 to $300. Two-piece toilets cost slightly more to install than one-piece toilets because of the additional labor. A two-piece toilet typically costs $200 to $300 to install.

How long does it take to retile a shower floor? ›

How long should it take to retile a bathroom? For a professional, it takes about six to eight hours to retile a bathroom. Laying the tiles will take a DIYer about 10 to 16 hours. But you'll also need to factor in the curing times for mortar, grout, and caulk, which is usually at least 24 hours for each material.

How much does labor cost to install ceramic tile shower? ›

Labor Cost to Install a Ceramic Tile Shower

Installers typically charge between $3 and $10 per sq. ft., depending on how complicated the pattern is. For a standard shower, expect the labor cost to total between $288 and $960 for most straightforward installations.

How much does it cost to tile around a bathtub? ›

Most tile tub surrounds cost somewhere between the $1,000 and $1,500 mark depending on size and options selected. This includes tile installation labor, setting materials, and grout.

Why do tilers charge so much? ›

Any materials needed (adhesive, grout, trims etc) are charged on top. Tiling is a finishing trade. Tiling work is permanently visible, unlike pipes and cables behind walls or under floors. Because of this, the quality of the work and skill of the tradesperson completing it is what sets the value.

How many square feet is a shower? ›

For a shower, to be installed, at least 30-36 square feet is required. For a full bath consisting of both a shower and a bathtub, you will need at least 40 square feet.

What does CV mean on a tile quote? ›

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What size tiles are best in showers? ›

For shower floors or pans, generally you will want to have smaller sized tiles, from 4 inches by 4 inches down to 1-inch by 1-inch mosaic tiles.

What is the average shower size for tile? ›

The average walk-in shower in the U.S. measures 60" x 30", though size options can vary widely, typically up to 60" x 42" for a rectangular shower and 42" x 42" for a square one. For smaller bathrooms, most experts recommend a shower enclosure no smaller than 36" x 36".

Is it cheaper to tile a shower or buy a surround? ›

Because they are less laborious to install, surrounds are often less expensive than tile. Some high-end materials, however, such as granite, may be more expensive than tiling with some grades of tile.

What not to do when tiling a shower? ›

If you are looking to do it yourself, then you will need to watch out for these 10 mistakes and do it right.
  1. Mismatched Trowel Size. ...
  2. The Right Cut for No Cracked Tiles. ...
  3. Wrong Layers Underneath. ...
  4. Incorrect Tile Placement. ...
  5. Not Dealing with Grout. ...
  6. Not Cleaning the Walls. ...
  7. Water Proof Backer Boards. ...
  8. Improper Caulking.
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Can you tile an entire shower in one day? ›

ANSWER - Yes, there is a way to install tile and within one day walk on it. There are rapid setting thin-set mortar adhesives for installing tile where the manufacturer allows you to grout within 2-4 hours if cured at 70 degrees F.

Do you tile the shower floor or walls first? ›

Firstly, the tiled wall hangs over the space that the tiled floor occupies, meaning that the floor should be tiled first. This is so that the bottom row of tiles on the wall and corners can sit on the bathroom floor tiles, and thus look quite a bit more coherent.

Why is tile labor so expensive? ›

Labor for tile includes preparing the surface, mixing and laying the thinset, setting the tile, grouting the gaps, and cleaning everything at the end. As a result, the tile setter handles each square foot of space no less than 5 times before the job is complete.

What is a good tile job? ›

Tiles are laid in an even pattern. Wall boards are properly recessed (anchored prior to being placed) Transitions between hardwood, granite and other materials are seamless and clean. Underlayments and subfloors are evenly buffed and polished before laying grout.

Is there a monthly fee for tile? ›

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Does Lowes move furniture when installing flooring? ›

Carpet and pad purchase of $499 or more required. Purchase must include carpet pad. Includes: Basic install & furniture moves, tack strip & transitions, installation on stairs, delivery of carpet & pad, and removal, haul away & disposal of old carpet & pad.

Does Lowes install peel and stick tile? ›

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How much does it cost to install tile in a room? ›

Professional installation adds $5 to $10 per square foot, depending on the amount of prep work required, putting the total average cost to install a tile floor at $7 to $14 per square foot. Expect to pay $1,050 to $2,100 to install a tile floor in a 10x15-foot room (150 square feet).

How much does it cost to install a shower? ›

Shower installation costs $2,000 to $9,000 on average, depending on the size, type, and plumbing. Shower stall replacement costs $1,000 to $8,000. A custom walk-in shower costs $3,500 to $15,000. The cost to add a shower to a half-bath is $1,100 to $11,500.

What is the labor cost to install a tile backsplash? ›

Labor to install a backsplash usually costs between $40 and $60 per hour, or about an additional $10 per square foot on top of material costs.

What is the most popular tile for shower floor? ›

Mosaic tiles are the most popular choice for shower floor tiles. The small size of the individual tiles means they conform to the slope and shape of the shower floor better than a larger tile would. There are also more grout lines present between mosaic tiles, offering much-needed slip resistance in the shower.

Which is better porcelain or ceramic tile for shower? ›

Durability: The density of porcelain tile makes it more durable than ceramic tile while being less subject to wear and tear. This makes it more suitable for commercial use as well as in the home. Water Resistance: Porcelain tile is almost impervious to water compared to ceramic tile.

Which tile is best for bathroom? ›

Ceramic tiles are the best choice for bathrooms on a budget

Because of their moisture-resistant and easy-to-maintain characteristics, ceramic tiles are a popular alternative as bathroom floor tiles as well as bathroom wall tiles. In summers, these toilet tiles keep the floor cool, and in winters, they keep it warm.

Is a fully tiled bathroom a good idea? ›

One of the most common questions when it comes to decorating the bathroom is: “Should the walls be fully tiled or half tiled?” The answer is that there is no “right” way. It's not a matter of full-tiled being better than half-tiled. Rather, both are different but equally good ways to decorate your bathroom walls.

How can I make my bathroom tile look expensive? ›

Expensive art-inspired spaces use tile in creative ways. For your artsy bathroom, try installing a glass tile backsplash in pretty colors. If you are redecorating your bathroom inexpensively, look for mirrors with colorful tile frames. Match towels and other accessories to your colorful tile accents for a fun new look.

How do you tell a contractor they are too expensive? ›

Ask the contractor to explain why the price rose so dramatically from the initial estimate. He will likely say something about unexpectedly high expensive labor and materials. Request an itemized invoice, explaining that you do not feel comfortable remitting any payment until you can further examine this issue.

Do contractors expect you to negotiate? ›

Remember to treat the contractor as an ally who can help you lower costs if any figures are too high. They want your business just as much as you want their help. So if you're open with them about cost concerns, they should try to meet you halfway.

Are larger tiles cheaper to lay? ›

Large-format tiles sometimes cost less to buy and install. Sometimes materials that replicate natural stone can be cheaper when and if it takes fewer individual tiles to cover more floor or wall space. Remember, though; it takes a trained professional with the best tools to measure precisely enough not to waste tile.

How much does it cost to install 1000 square feet of tile floors? ›

The national average to install ceramic or porcelain tile ranges between $13.50 and $63 per square foot. If by chance, you're looking to install tile flooring outdoors, the national average is between $14 and $83 per square foot.

Does tiling a bathroom add value? ›

Tile can add value to your home if it's an on-trend style that's installed correctly and there aren't outdated materials in other rooms. While experts agree that hard surfaces improve your home's appeal and add more value than carpets, room-to-room consistency rates just as high, according to HomeLight.

Can you replace just the tile floor in a shower? ›

The short answer is yes, shower pans can be replaced without requiring you to replace the entire shower unit. In fact, that's one of the reasons why they're separate components and not structurally connected to the rest of your shower.

Can you just replace bathroom floor tiles? ›

Over time, your bathroom tiles may get damaged or look outdated, but fortunately, you can replace them in an afternoon. Whether you're replacing tiles on the bathroom wall or floor, first cut out and remove the old tiles to clean out the area.

How much does it cost to install shower tile per square foot? ›

On average, tiling a shower can cost anywhere from $7 to $45 per square foot, installed. However, higher-quality tile and larger showers can cost significantly more. It's best to consult with a professional to get a more accurate estimate of the cost to tile a shower for your specific project.

How do I estimate a tile job? ›

To price the tile, calculate the area of the job by multiplying the length of the room by the width for the total square feet. Multiple the total square feet by the tile price per square foot, and then add 20 percent for cuts and breakage.

Why is tiling so expensive? ›

Tiles are primarily made from natural materials like clay, ceramic, porcelain, stone, or glass. The cost of these raw materials fluctuates due to factors such as availability, extraction difficulties, transportation, and market demand.

What tile is best for shower floor? ›

Glass, glazed ceramic, glazed porcelain, and natural stones are all suitable for shower floors. Glass is impervious to water and ceramic tile has a low absorption rate making both good to go for shower floors, including in steam showers.

What is the cheapest way to replace tile shower? ›

Acrylic panels

Acrylic is one of the most cost-effective materials for your bathroom. Cheaper and with fewer problems than tiling, it can give you the look and functionality you're after at a fraction of the cost. It is extremely durable, stain-resistant, and can resist scratching or chipping.

How long does it take to replace tile in a shower? ›

On average, it will just take around three to five days to replace your shower. However, if there are other things you want to be done, like re-tiling or installing another handheld showerhead, then expect the process to last longer.

Do you have to remove toilet to replace tile? ›

What this means in practical terms is that you should always remove the toilet if you are renovating it, in order to place tiles beneath the toilet on the new bathroom floor. The toilet flange then goes atop after you install tiles for the bathroom flooring.

How to update bathroom tiles on a budget? ›

The best way of updating your dated bathroom wall tiles is with paint, it's durable and cheap - making a very cost-effective option as opposed to retiling. You can't just use any old paint for this though, you will need a specialist product. Measure your walls to work out how much paint you'll need.

How long does it take to retile a bathroom floor? ›

A professional tiler will spend between 6 to 8 hours laying tile floors in a bathroom. A DIY project will take anywhere from 10 to 16 hours. You'll also require an hour of prep time per project, and an hour of layout time per job.

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