How Long To Install A Tile Floor???

 
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Old 10-30-2007, 07:04 PM   #1
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How Long To Install A Tile Floor???


I'm trying to get an idea of how long it would take to install a tile floor in a kitchen. It's not a real job, just a concept I'm working on so I don't have any specifics.

But for the sake of argument lets say it's a 12' x 18' room, concrete slab floor, all demo work has already been done... type of tile material? what ever you use most often, travertine, slate, ceramic, i dont care.

How long would it take to install, from start to finish ready to walk on? and what could be done to speed it up?
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Old 10-30-2007, 07:15 PM   #2
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Re: How Long To Install A Tile Floor???


I guess you can do it in a long day. Two men? Speed set for the tile. Then grout.

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Old 10-30-2007, 07:20 PM   #3
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How long would it take to install, from start to finish ready to walk on? and what could be done to speed it up?
13x13's ceramic in a block pattern is the fastest conbination in my opinion. One very long day with a helper if you had to, 2 days would be normal, plus another 30 minutes later to come back and seal the grout. Assuming the floor is totally prepped, acceptably flat.
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I figure it like Mike does, more or less. For kitchens, 1/2 day for field tiles, 3/4 day for cutters, a few hours to grout, and a return trip for sealing the grout. I usually figure three days for kitchen tile, but that's for backer too, and some slop time for clean up, load unload, etc.
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Hey, Thanks guys.... that's perfect!
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That size room shouldn't take more then 2 days to do. That is if it doesn't need allot of intricate cuts and details.

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