Bathroom fitting: What to consider and how much it costs
After months of dreaming and searching for your new bathroom, the time has finally arrived!
No, we’re not talking about taking your first bath in your shiny new tub, we’re talking about paying for it! Something no one wants to hear, but everyone, sadly, has to do.
By reading on, hopefully nothing will come as a shock when it comes to coughing up the cash and you will have an idea of what you may need to pay for, and a rough estimate of how much it might cost.
Remember, every bathroom and the love it needs is unique so prices of installation and fitting may vary.
If you have already found the perfect bathroom, great!
If you’re not quite at that stage yet, don’t worry.
We will talk about all of the things you should consider, and the costs associated with choosing your ideal bathroom to make sure you’ve covered all bases before you begin.
Fitting a bathroom space
It can seem quite daunting when trying to find and fit a new bathroom. There are so many things to consider and you really want to get it right first time!
So, let’s see what you need to look out for...
Are you fitting a small bathroom space?
If you’re fitting a small bathroom space, don’t think that you can’t go to town and make it look stunning! From L and P shaped baths, sunken baths, corner showers and toilet sink combos, there’s such a variety that will make your space feel special and unique.
If you're looking for inspiration, We've written a whole guide purely on small bathroom ideas that'll get your creative juices flowing.
The average price to remove existing bathroom fittings and replace them can range from £500 to 800, excluding the price of new fittings.
Tiling bathroom walls and floors
With so many different sizes, shapes, colours and materials of tile, it can be a difficult task to find the right one. Are you thinking of a wet room? What about having a stunning feature wall? We have a range of tiles that work perfectly for both. Let’s have a look!
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The best tile for your bathroom
First of all, the tiles need to be practical for the environment they’re in. Waterproof and anti-slip tiles are the best option for your bathroom. We have a range of stylish waterproof and anti-slip tiles available so you’ll have no problem finding a great match! It’s also worth considering how much use the floor tiles will get. If the bathroom is a high traffic area in your home, opt for a slightly more durable and thicker tile.
What are the best tiles for a wet room?
If a wet room is on the wishlist, porcelain tiles are your best bet. They are great for wetter environments as they are hard-wearing and don’t absorb much water. Although these tiles are often only available in simple designs, they still make for a great choice and will definitely bring your space to life.
Read our Ceramic vs Porcelain tiles blog to find out more about the differences.
Are you tiling a small or large bathroom?
Tile size matters! When it comes to smaller bathrooms, large tiles work really well, creating a great visual sense of space, whereas smaller tiles can sometimes create a ‘boxed’ in effect due to more grout lines. Don’t let that stop you though, when used well with other minimal interior styles, small tiles can create stunning results!
The average price to remove existing tiles and fit new ones can range from £700 to £1800 depending on the size of the room, excluding the price of the tiles.
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What tiles should I use for a feature wall?
If you’re looking to add a character and wow-factor to your bathroom, a feature wall will definitely help you achieve this. Intricate, eye-catching and detailed interior can be beautifully created using our smaller metro and hexagon tiles.
Need to know more about metro tiles? Our metro tile guide covers everything you were thinking about!
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Installing underfloor heating
Underfloor heating is a common feature in the modern bathroom and it’s great for taking the chill off the floor in those winter months. There’s not much to consider when it comes to pairing underfloor heating with a specific tile. The thickness of the floor tile will play a factor in how long it takes to warm up, but other than that you have great freedom in pairing tiles with underfloor heating! It’s worth being mindful that if this is your family bathroom or a bathroom used by many people, it’s better to avoid thinner and more delicate tiles in favour of something more durable.
The average price to install underfloor heating can range from £350 to £850, depending on the size of the bathroom.
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Sealing and changing taps
Stripping off old silicone and resealing the bath edges, taps and sinks doesn't sound as exciting as the other tasks, but is usually a finishing touch to the bathroom and can often be overlooked or forgotten about. This is still a task that has to be completed and paid for, so make sure you’re aware of this and add it into your budget.
The average price to remove seals and reseal baths and taps can range from £75 to £150.
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