We have a tiny bathroom in which we want to replace the existing 6x6
ceramic tile with new tile that's all one color. (If you ever wondered
how many different and clashing versions of "light blue" can be
installed in one bathroom, come and visit our house some time.)
What made our decision to move on this sooner rather than later is that
we were re-seating the toilet today with a new wax ring and flange and
discovered the wood flooring under the layers of tile and other
flooring (vinyl, maybe) was rotten.
We plan to remove the vanity and toilet before this is done, leaving a
pretty straightforward job - the bathroom is rectangular except, of
course, for the curve of the tub.
We will ask for estimates for removal of the old tile and all other
layers of floor down to the wood and replacement of any rotten wood
before the new tile goes down.
Question: Will we save ourselves a lot of money pulling up the old
floor (down to the wood) ourselves? And is it a pretty routine thing
for tile installers to replace rotten subfloor as part of a job?
Any guesses you might have about cost per square foot either way are