Estimated Tiling Timescale

How long will the whole process take for the following tile job:

Tile 182.88cm x 243.84cm (6ft x 8ft) floor with 45x45cm Porcelain Tiles. Total floor area = 4.45934592 m2 (5sqm)

Please can you give an estimate on all the steps and their duration, e.g. layout, grouting, drying etc.

Asked by Amy on 5th May 2020
Expert Trade Answers
Best Answer
Laying tiles For this floor takes about 2 hours
With quick adhesive drys in 2 hours
Grouting takes 15 minutes to apply and 1 hour to dry

Hop this answer helpful"
Answered on 5th May 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
"It is always difficult to answer questions on timescale when the job hasn’t been viewed. What substrate are the tiles to go on? Will it need boarding or any other kind of prep work? If the area is straight forward with minimal to no prep work I would expect this job to be tiled within the day, probably not taking the full day, before grouting the next day."
Answered on 5th May 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
"Hi. Sounds like a day’s work to me. Would need more details about substrate etc."
Answered on 5th May 2020 - Member since Jan 2019 - report
"Hi there, that wouldn't take longer than 4 days in total"
Answered on 5th May 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
"Within a day. As long as the floor is levelled correctly. Then it can be sealed and tiled."
Answered on 5th May 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
"Depending on what type of floor surface they are being laid on but I would say 1day.
Hope this is useful"
Answered on 5th May 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
"Hi Amy! I would say from start to finish you would be looking at a couple off days to have that prepared and tiled! Maybe a quick trip back on the third morning to grout but all depends on how you get on tiling it! The layout really depends on what your preference is! If the walls are running off quite a bit I would personally suggest a brick bond, that way you would not clearly see the tapered cuts. But again, its all really down to how you want it laid. As for the prep, it would be much easier to answer this if I was able to see the job, but you can’t tile onto off floorboards, so there is a number off options available to use. Depending on the floor itself it may need to be levelled with a screed as our tolerance for off the level with tiling is 3mm defection across the floor! using a fast setting adhesive you could walk on the floor 5 hours safely once it has been finished. I wouldn’t be comfortable giving a cost without physically looking at the job myself as there is far to many variables and different options which would be best discussed on site before an estimate is given! Hopefully this is helpful and If you require anything else don’t hesitate to get back in Contact

Thanks Greg."
Answered on 5th May 2020 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
"Hi there, that wouldn't take longer than 2 days in total I would estimate."
Answered on 14th Sep 2020 - Member since Jan 2019 - report
"We would estimate 5 days at £350 per day for 2 men so around £1500"
Answered on 7th May 2020 - Member since May 2018 - report
"everything depends on whether the floor is level, e.g. there are no large holes and if you want to have a level if you want to have a level first you need to level the floor when it is warm I think that after 2 hours of work the surface will be dry one day (do not clap the tiles on wet ground ) If the room does not have a lot of nooks and crannies I think that I would put the whole thing in 4 5 hours on adhesive rapid I never put the grout on the same day I do it on the next day Grouting is about 2.5 hours At the end there is silicone in the corners 30 min"
Answered on 14th Jun 2020 - Member since May 2020 - report
Find Tradespeople, compare up to 3 quotes!
It's FREE and there are no obligations
Ask a Trade
Got a question that only a tradesperson can answer? We have thousands of trades ready to answer any question you may have.
Ask your question
Ask a Trade

Are you looking for advice on a DIY project or have a question for our tradespeople?

We'll email your question to tradespeople who are skilled in your chosen category.

Your question will be made public - please do not include any personal details.

{{ first(ask.errors)[0] }}

By continuing you agree to the Community Guidelines.

Report Content

{{ first(reportForm.errors) }}

Thank you

Your report has been created and will be investigated shortly.

Ready to get a price for your home improvement project?
Get started

Over 1 million homeowners and over 50,000 tradespeople
use MyJobQuote nationwide each year