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Old 02-08-2007, 09:59 PM   #1
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How Long To Tile 100 Sq/ft


I'm trying to really break down my cost per hour. I'm wondering how long should it take to lay on average 100 square feet of ceramic tile. Not including tearing up the old floors and all that. Just to lay the tile. I've been hearing 1 hour per 100 square feet, and I've heard 10 hours per 100 square feet. What's right?
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Old 02-08-2007, 10:23 PM   #2
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You mean like get ready, get set, go...

Not including any time for setting up the saw, mixing thinset, measuring and laying out to decide your layout? There's a lot more that goes into it. Like asking how long does would it take you to lay 1 tile? about 25 seconds to lay the tile and 45 for everything else.

I used to be able to lay out about 100 square feet including set up and everything inbetween lay the tile and clean up and break down in about 4 hours. Probably 1/2 of that time was everything other than laying the tile.

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I've heard 10 hours per 100 square feet. What's right?
That's not right, assuming there are no special circumstances.
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Doing two 50 square foot bathrooms is going to take just a bit longer than 1/10th of a 1000 sq ft room.

Cuts, especially where the cut is more than a single slice, take time. Cutting a nice circle in tile around a commode flange takes a lot of time. Taking a U out of a tile where it wraps around a wall at a door takes a bit of time. It takes longer to do a walk in pantry (tight working conditions and lots of cuts, than an open room.

So, the answer is, there is no correct answer to the question you asked.
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$125.95
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$125.95

$500 minimum, figure it's a days pay either way.

Ron, you want a job?
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$500 minimum, figure it's a days pay either way.

Ron, you want a job?
I was kidding. The thread isn't even about money
But you're right, I charge 5 bucks/sq.ft. to tile, grout and seal if it's a small straight forward job.
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I was kidding. The thread isn't even about money
But you're right, I charge 5 bucks/sq.ft. to tile, grout and seal if it's a small straight forward job.

I knew you where kidding.


How anyone can tell someone else what to charge and without seeing it or not knowing their situation is beyond me.
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i can set 250-300 sq.ft floor tiles(12x12) a day.

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