Cost to Regrout Ceramic Tile

The contractor cost to regrout ceramic tile is $310 vs. doing it yourself for $55 and saving 82 percent. Adjust the home improvement and repair cost with your ZIP Code.

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost Click to Adjust Cost to Your ZIP Code.
Hours Pro 11.5 Diy 14.0 Money Pro $310 Diy $55

Cost to Regrout Ceramic Tile

Cost to Regrout Ceramic Tile

The contractor cost to regrout ceramic tile is $310 vs. doing it yourself for $55 and saving 82 percent. Adjust the home improvement and repair cost with your ZIP Code.

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost
Hours Pro 11.5 Diy 14.0
Money Pro $310 Diy $55
Click to Adjust Cost to Your ZIP Code.
By Gene and Katie Hamilton

If you have a ceramic tile floor or walls, you know it's a hard-working surface. But if the grout becomes stained or cracked it can lose its holding power and damage the underlayment. You can fix the problem by removing the damaged grout and then applying new grout. You can hire a tile installer or handyman to do the job, or invest in a few tools and materials and do it yourself.

Choose a latex caulk or one specified for the type of tiles you're repairing. To do the job manually, use a utility knife and grout saw to remove the old grout, or get a multi-tool or drill attachment designed for the job. The job involves removing the old grout, cleaning out the grout joints, applying the new grout and then smoothing the joint. A glaze appears on the tile that should be wiped off. Then to complete the job, caulk all the openings to seal them. Figure the job will take about two days because the grout needs time to dry and the caulk needs another day to cure.

For 80 square feet of ceramic tile, a handyman service will charge $310 to remove old grout and apply new grout. You can do the job for $55, the cost of a multi-tool and material, and save 82 percent.

The average price to regrout ceramic tile noted above is cost data to compare a contractor’s estimate with doing it yourself. Tweak the data by adding your ZIP Code to find a local cost.

Improvement and Repair Cost Updated 2016

The cost and time data is generated by averaging labor and material data from annually updated cost books used by contractors and refined by the authors' experience remodeling 13 houses. They are authors of 20 home improvement books and Do It Yourself or Not, a weekly column syndicated by Tribune Content Agency. The national cost can be adjusted by ZIP Code.

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