How much does tiling a shower cost? The national average cost to tile a shower is between $547 - $1,901 depending its size. Typically, tiling a shower costs about $25 per square foot. For a standard tub that needs six to eight feet of tile, you would spend $2,000.
Overall labor cost is between $8 and $10 per square foot. Depending on any additional treatments needed and material curing, professionals can finish this job in less than a week.
A tiled walk-in shower costs $2,500 to $5,000. Some contractors may charge more than $10,000 depending on the tile.
Walk-In Shower Cost
For a small or prefabricated model, expect to pay between $500 and $2,000. For a large or custom walk-in shower, the price range is $3,500 to $7,000.
Your average-sized shower could cost anywhere between $565 to $1,750 for a full regrout, with prices hinging on the type of grout as well as how much old grout needs to be removed.
A professional tiler will spend between 6 to 8 hours laying tile floors in a bathroom. A DIY project will take anywhere from 10 to 16 hours.
Measure the Shower Area
Multiply the length and width together and divide by 144 to determine the square footage of that wall. Repeat for all other walls in the shower area. Add the square footage of all the walls together to get the total square footage of the shower area.
It can run between $7 and $25 per square foot to tile bathroom walls. The average-size bathroom is 5 by 8 feet. The price to tile two walls would be between $780 and $2,600. Cement backer board would raise the price by $6 per square foot.
'The average cost of installing new bathroom tiles is about $2,000, or $12.50 per square foot, including labor, but costs can range from $450 to $10,000 depending on labor, bathroom size and tile choice,' says Bailey Carson, home care expert at Angi (opens in new tab).
Labor Cost to Install Tile
The labor cost for installing tiles is about $4 to $32 per square foot. Labor costs range from $4 to $14 per square foot for floor tiling, while those for a backsplash or countertop are about $25 to $32 per square foot.
As you can see, retiling a shower doesn't have to be a scary process. You just have to make sure that you do everything slowly and patiently since when the mortar and grout hardens, there is no going back. Just make sure that you cover the shower pan, and that the walls are perfectly clean before starting to work.
Bathroom with Walk in Shower
A small bathroom with a walk-in shower starts at around 36 square feet, with 8×4 being a typical size. For the purposes of most walk-in showers, the length needs to be around 4 yards at least to support the walk-in shower.
The standard shower size is 36 x 36 inches to comply with ADA accessibility requirements. You won't find showers much smaller than that, since the International Residential Code sets the minimum shower size at 30 x 30 inches.
Here are seven steps to measuring your tile area:
Multiply the height and width of each section. Add together all the sections and divide that number by 144 for the square footage. Subtract windows or benches from the total as appropriate. Add 10% overage, or 20% for our Moroccan Fish Scales (multiply by 1.1 or 1.2).
Tiling a shower by yourself can be especially hard. If you're able to keep the shower pan in place, it will remain an overall straight-forward project for the most part. You can build up a shower pan by scratch using tile and mortar. Or, you could even use a ready-made fibreglass pan.
The tile installation principle is that the tiled wall 'hangs' over the tiled floor. The best way to achieve this outcome is by first tiling the floor so that the wall tile will then seem to be 'sitting' on the bathroom floor.
Install cement board or an equivalent moisture-resistant backing material on walls behind tub and shower enclosures composed of tile or panel assemblies with caulked joints. Don't use paper-faced backer board, i.e., paper-faced drywall, behind seamed tub and shower enclosures.
For high traffic areas, like the main bathroom, you should consider sealing it every six months, while low traffic areas like the guest bathroom can be resealed every two years. If you are using epoxy grout, it might not be necessary to reseal it as it is highly water-resistant.
Leakages in the shower are most often the result of grout failure. Leaky tiles can be found anywhere where there is water. The shower water leak should be repaired quickly otherwise, the buildup of stagnant water will lead to mold and damp under the tiles.
It's essential to use caulk, not grout, in shower corners. Grout does not hold up well in corners and is prone to cracking and falling out. This is because the tiles on the two perpendicular walls expand and contract with temperature changes.
How Big Should a Doorless Shower Be? A doorless shower layout requires a larger footprint than a standard tub or shower stall. Building codes may specify that a standard shower stall must be a minimum of 36 inches by 36 inches while the average doorless shower is about seven feet by four feet with many much larger.
While you can see standard shower sizes as small as 32″ x 32″, most people would feel comfortable in a 48″ x 36″ size shower. If your home has a little more space available, a very common recommendation is to have a shower with minimum dimensions of 60'' x 36''.
The ADA suggests a minimum size of 36 inches by 36 inches for a walk-in shower, which features a bench attached to one wall for sitting. Even if you eschew the bench, 36 inches by 36 inches is a good minimum size for ease of showering.
So, in short, you can tile over tile as long as you're working on a fairly sound surface. The surface of the existing tile should be free of mold and mildew, completely level (including grout), and without any warping or strangely-placed tiles that might otherwise interfere with a smooth new layer.