Tiling is a cost-effective way to make your bathroom more in line with your aesthetic preferences. At the same time, it’s a process that can boost your property’s value and offer many other long-term perks. With some careful planning and preparation, a bathroom tiling project can be completed in a timely and efficient way. The professionals from Forever Builders, the experts in kitchen and bath remodeling San Diego homeowners have trusted for more than 20 years, dive into the specifics of how long it usually takes to tile a bathroom and what factors go into making this determination.
Professional Tiling vs DIY
Typically, a professional bathroom tiling job not involving any other work takes about 6 to 8 hours to complete if you have an average-sized bathroom. This is for the actual work of laying the tiles, but it doesn’t include the initial prep work. If you do the work entirely yourself, it may take at least a few days to get everything done. If time is a factor for you, there’s something to be said for working with a professional contractor. This also saves you time by:
• Having convenient access to all required tools and materials
• Getting the work done in a highly efficient way
• Ensuring no details are overlooked during the tiling process
• Having access to a team of contractors
Necessary Prep Work
The initial prep work we mentioned is also a consideration if you want a more comprehensive bathroom tiling estimate. For a typical bathroom tiling job, it usually takes about an hour for a professional contractor to get everything set up before applying the tiles.
Post-Tiling Grout Work
Grout needs to be applied after tiling is completed. This is done to give your bathroom tile a crisp, finished appearance. Properly applied grout also minimizes issues with unsightly dirt and debris as well as moisture under your new tile. It’s also fairly easy to periodically clean grout if it gets dirty to keep your new tile looking great. You’ll need to allow at least 24 hours between the initial tiling and grout application.
Size of the Tiles
Some homeowners favor larger tiles, while others prefer smaller ones. There’s not as much time required to install bigger tiles, whereas a greater number of smaller-sized tiles would be needed for the same area, so they’d take longer to install. Also, some extra time may be needed to trim or cut tiles if your bathroom has a more unique layout or curved areas.
Size of Your Bathroom
If your bathroom is smaller than average, the tiling work may be completed in about half a day or so. On the other hand, if you have a more spacious bathroom, it could take 2 to 3 days to put down your new tile properly and fully.
Get a Professional Opinion & Time Estimate
The best way to get a better idea of what to expect with a bathroom tiling project is to discuss everything with the contractor during your initial consultation. This is typically when preferences with tiles are discussed and measurements are taken. This information makes it easier to provide a more specific project completion timeline, which is especially beneficial if you’ll be having other work done too.
The experienced professionals from Forever Builders will guide you through every step of your tiling project. When they want to work with premier experts in bathroom remodeling, San Diego homeowners trust us to provide affordable, high-quality service and help them turn their dreams into reality. We’ll help you create the bathroom you’ve always wanted, meeting all your expectations while keeping your costs within budget. To find out more about our outstanding bathroom remodeling services, give one of our friendly team members a call today at (833) 243-5624.