Setting the right budget

How much should you expect to pay?

We know it's difficult to estimate how much a project will cost, that's why we've surveyed our tradesmen to give you an idea of how much you should expect to pay for specific jobs. Tradesmen all across the country have contributed to the cost guides, so the costs you see are an approximate national average.

Flooring

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Flooring £50 £200

The cost of repairing the floor in your bathroom will largely depend on the kind of materials your floor is made from. Bathroom floors can become scuffed or worn from wear and tear over time and they may also become damaged by spills, painting or repairs to pipes or electrics beneath the floor. But some materials are harder to repair and can take more time to fix than others.

If you have had the bathroom floor tiled with lino or rubber tiles then the repairs will be much easier to do and could cost considerably less. This is because your flooring expert will only have to remove and repair any tiles that have become worn or damaged. In most cases these can be individually lifted and replaced like for like. For this reason it is always advisable to keep a few spare tiles once any installation has taken place. Designs come in and out of fashion and it can be hard to find individual replacements a couple of years after the floor has been laid.

When repairing and replacing tiled floors your tradesman will lift the old tiles and remove adhesive from the floor. They will then apply new adhesive to the area of the tile and lay it down, making sure that it sits flush with those around it. Your flooring tradesman may also add sealant around the edge of the floor to make it watertight. This is especially important if your bathroom is a wet room.

Repairing wooden bathroom flooring

Bare wooden floorboards in bathrooms are fairly unusual, as they are not the easiest or most advisable material to use in a wet environment. Wooden floors in bathrooms tend to be solid overlays or laminate flooring. These can both take more time to assess and to repair than tiled bathroom flooring, as the floors are either put down as a whole or made in interlocking pieces. So, if one piece of flooring is badly damaged and needs replacing or re-laying then a large area or more than one piece of flooring may have to come up.

The damage could be down to scuffing, water damage, drops or spills. If it is simply a case of light scratches or wear then your tradesman should be able to deal with any repairs without first taking the floor up. Your flooring repair expert should have all the materials on hand to effect a small or large repair. For example, they will have materials that can deal with stains on wood and will have varnishes and stains that should match those that you have used.

A skilled flooring expert will be able to get any flooring up without causing damage to it or the flooring around it. They should also be able to make adjustments to the bathroom to prevent future damage of the flooring, such as shaving doors that are causing marks on the floor. Included in the price will be time taken to replace the floor and make good after any repairs are made.

Rated People surveyed 67 of our registered bathroom specialists across the country to give you an approximate price for common bathroom installation and repair jobs.

Please note these prices are average, do not include materials and are offered as guidance only to help you when posting a job on Rated People. For an accurate quote based on your specific needs please contact one of our local bathroom specialists.

 

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