The grout between household tiles serves a critical purpose. It fills the gaps and provides a smooth surface for the sealant, which keeps it dry and the tiles secure. If the grout begins to soften or crumble, replacing it is necessary.
|What you can expect|
|Range per square foot:||$10.98||$24.26|
|Range for this type of project:||$3,295||$7,278|
Basic Labor for Grout Replacement
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, painting and cleanup carried out. Existing grout (up to 4' linear grout per square foot of tile) will be removed, and new grout 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 Grout Replacement
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 Grout Replacement
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 Grout Replacement Waste
Appropriate disposal of all related project debris, including old materials, installation waste, and any other refuse.
|cost to replace grout|
|National Avg. Materials Cost per square foot||$1.68|
|National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 300 square foot||$5,201.88|
|National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 300 square foot||$3,242.35 - $7,161.40|
An experienced installer assesses the condition of the existing grout to determine the best course of action to effectively remove it. The grout is cut, then carefully scraped and chipped from the tile surface. After it's extracted, the area is cleaned and any damaged tiles are replaced. New grout is applied until all gaps are filled uniformly and smoothly. Once it has cured, a sealant is added to lock out all moisture.
Each stage of the project can have complications that add to the overall cost.
Most homeowners choose to protect their investment in tile by trusting this difficult job to trained, experienced professionals. Replacing broken tile is time-consuming and expensive and can often be avoided by employing highly skilled workers.