Repairing damaged or worn tile can restore its beauty and reduce the risk of additional damage. A number of repair and restoration techniques can improve tile in any setting, though the type and location of your tile may influence the cost of the project. Your contractor can evaluate the overall condition of your tile to determine the tools, skills, materials, and time needed for the job.
Repair options may depend on tile materials, since some are more easily mended in place than others, and the expense of replacement tiles, mortar, and grout can vary widely. Repair rates average $262 for ceramic tile and $262 for porcelain, while it may cost $262 to repair natural stone tiles. Your contractor can determine the scope of the repair and determine how the material of your tile may affect costs, since the expense of replacement tiles may be a significant aspect of the price of your repair.
The location or application of tile is an important factor in the cost of repairs. The usage of tile helps your contractor determine what materials can be used for an effective repair, and how easily he can access the site to complete the project. Typically, open horizontal surfaces are simple to access with average repair rates of $262 for floors and $262 for countertops. Repairing tile on walls is also usually uncomplicated and may cost about $262, while working on a backsplash may be more challenging and time consuming and could cost $262. Tile repairs in a shower average $262, since working in a confined area can add difficulty to the job, while making tile repairs in a pool may require special materials or equipment and costs an average of $262.
Many types of tile and grout can be thoroughly cleaned to remove stains and discoloration for about $262 and minor chips and blemishes can often be filled in place for an average cost of $262. It may cost $262 to repair scratches on tile, since the depth and length of the problem area may influence the materials and techniques used. Broken or significantly damaged tiles are typically removed and replaced, making for a more substantial repair project. The cost of replacing broken tiles often depends on the availability of a matching tile, but averages $262. Repairing grout may involve removing old material and cleaning the site before installing new grout, and though the overall size of the repair area will help determine actual costs, the job usually costs about $262.
Your Tile Repair Project
Most tile repairs can be completed quickly by an experienced professional, restoring the appearance of your tiles with little impact on your home or your use of the surface. The nature of damage or problems you have with tiles, as well as their type and location will influence the cost of repairs, so consider how accessing the project site and supplying needed materials may affect the difficulty of the job. Keeping a supply of extra tiles on hand after a tile installation can often simplify future repairs, since finding matching materials can be difficult and time consuming for your contractor.