Showers are frequently used, humid spaces, so it’s no surprise that grout doesn’t last long in this area of the home. When grout starts to wear out, it needs to be replaced before water can get behind the tiles and cause rot.
|What you can expect|
|Range per square foot:||$9.53||$24.44|
|Range for this type of project:||$2,859||$7,331|
Shower Regrouting Cost
Cost of non-sanded, polymer-modified grout available in more than 30 colors for a seamless blend with shower tiling. Shrink-free and resistant to cracks. Rate is inclusive of local delivery, as well as standard excess for perfect coverage and future touch-ups.
Basic Labor for Shower Regrouting
Labor costs for complete project under standard conditions. This will start with a full assessment of the space. The layout will be planned, appropriate equipment acquired, materials transported, and all preparation, grouting and cleanup carried out. Grout will be mixed and installed. Tile surface will be thoroughly cleaned, and exposed inside edges sealed with caulk. Minimum area of 10 square feet required.
Job Supplies for Shower Regrouting
Accompanying materials used in the grout replacement process for a thorough, professional finish. These include cleaning solvents as well as disposable cleaning components.
Equipment Allowance for Shower Regrouting
Daily rental of specialty equipment that maximizes the quality and efficiency of the work. These include a multipurpose cutting tool, an oscillating cutting tool, and tools to mix and float the grout. Consumable equipment elements not included.
Removal of Shower Regrouting Waste
Additional fee for safe, expeditious disposal of old materials, installation waste, and all associated debris.
Removal of Grout (Optional)
Existing grout (up to 4' linear grout per square foot of tile) will be removed safely and efficiently.
|cost to regrout a shower|
|National Avg. Materials Cost per square foot||$1.14|
|National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 300 square foot||$5,013.27|
|National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 300 square foot||$2,812.78 - $7,213.75|
Homeowners should inspect their shower periodically, paying close attention to these signs that grout might need to be replaced.
Discoloration: Grout can develop unsightly stains due to chemicals such as hair dye or cleaning products.
Cracks: Small cracks in the grout may not look very serious, but they can let water slip behind the shower tiles.
Mold or mildew: Mold and mildew grow easily in humid bathrooms, and it can ruin the grout.
Easily scratched: Grout that’s easily scratched during cleaning can be a sign that water may be passing through.
The cost of regrouting a shower varies based on several factors. The amount that needs to be replaced is a major cost contributor, as it’s much less expensive to regrout around a couple of tiles than it is to do the entire shower. The type of grout can also affect the final price. Traditional cement-based grout is affordable, while the more durable epoxy material tends to be more expensive.
Regrouting a shower isn’t as simple as it seems at first glance. The correct amount needs to be applied between the tiles, or the finished project can look uneven. The grout needs to set before it can be wiped, but waiting too long can let it dry onto the tiles and cause damage. If the right amount of water isn’t added, the final mixture could be too thick or too runny to work properly. For best results, leave this task to a professional.