This may be an odd question, but how long does it take to tile a shower? Just
a regular stand-up shower, 3.5 feet wide, 8 feet high? I ask because I've
hired someone to do it and it's taking forever. It makes me wonder whether I
had any idea just how big a job this was or whether this guy just works
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
A real tile guy would knock that out before lunch but it is probably a 2 day
job for a homeowner. You will set the tile one day and grout it the next,
spending more time sponging than grouting no doubt.
Probably just real slow and may not know what he is doing. However,
preparation to start tiling can take a while if it is a mess to begin
with. Once that is done the actual tile setting and grouting goes
On 2004-08-31 20:03:49 -0400, email@example.com (Mya70) said:
Our tile guy is an artist. It took him a half a day to figure out
exactly how he was going to do the job (this included the shower, the
walls, the floor, a pattern in the floor, hand cut "sizzle strips" and
a chair rail. It took him about four days to complete the job. He & I
worked closely on the look of everything, from the brick pattern layout
of the tiles on the walls, to where the little indigo diamonds would go
on the floor. This is a small bathroom with a lot of weird angles. The
job he did is perfect. We have a beautiful new bathroom that also fits
in perfectly with a 1929 house.
He did have the shower tile done in a day, but didn't grout & seal
until everything was done. He also had a helper.
Step 1: Put up the backerboard: 1-2 hours
Step 2: Install the tile 1/2-1 day.
Step 3: Grout: 1 hr
Step 4: Seal grout: Depends on process used. Some
processes require repeated coats over several days.
The bottom line is that it is a day to a day and a half job, plus sealing
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.