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How much to tile my bathroom floor

Discussion in 'Home and Garden' started by MassiveJim, May 13, 2019.

  1. MassiveJim

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 22, 2014

    Posts: 1,800

    I haven't had any quotes back yet, and only 1 person has come to quote so far.

    he told me
    the bathroom floor is 1.8m2
    toilet and vanity will need removing.
    as it has been tiled directly to chipboard he would recommend fitting a 6mm cement board (glued and screwed) and then tiling on top of that.
    The work would be completed over 3 days totaling 2 full days of labour,
    His labour charge is £175 per day

    I would supply the tiles, he would supply all other materials, I said I was also happy to rip up the old tiles prior to his arrival. (they are almost up anyway with lots broken and lifting etc.

    I was expecting a days labour at most with such a small floor, does the above sound right ?
     
  2. SimonR

    Hitman

    Joined: Dec 15, 2008

    Posts: 638

    Location: Near to Overclockers

    I think for 2 days, if that included removal and reinstatement of toilet and vanity, it sounds about right. You may as let him remove the old tiles as it looks like you are paying a day rate on his time
     
  3. kinobestew123

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 6, 2008

    Posts: 1,603

    You say his labour charge is £175 per day and that he would supply all other materials. Would it be £350 then or would he be charging you extra for materials?

    If £350 all in, I don't think that sounds overly wild. He presumably is going to spend a day removing waste, prepping the floor, fitting the 6mm cement board, etc and then a day tiling it. It would be a bit much to do all in one day properly.
     
  4. MassiveJim

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 22, 2014

    Posts: 1,800

    He hasn't quoted me yet but I am of the understanding it will be £350 + materials.

    Seemed a nice guy, responded quickly and came to quote quickly (which is definitely half the battle, still waiting for a joiner to come and fit a double folding door for me 3 months later :( )
     
  5. kinobestew123

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 6, 2008

    Posts: 1,603

    I know the feeling, finding good quality tradespeople is hard work. I know a good electrician, plasterer and general builder now but I've used two plumbers and they have both been terrible despite lots of fantastic reviews on sites like mybuilder. Seems to just be a trial and error thing.
     
  6. MassiveJim

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 22, 2014

    Posts: 1,800

    Plumbing I am fine, by brother used to be one, plus the only copper in my house is the 1st metre (or whatever regs state) out of the boiler, everything else is speedfit, adjustments can literally be done on the fly by a monkey :D
     
  7. SimonR

    Hitman

    Joined: Dec 15, 2008

    Posts: 638

    Location: Near to Overclockers

    Agreed, I have a brilliant general builder, spark, plasterer, kitchen fitter and plumber. Can I find a tiler that doesnt want stupid money.