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cost to have a tile floor installed

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:13 pm
by thisisreallycomplicated
Does anyone here know how much it costs to have a tile floor installed? Or if there's a website with this kind of information for Chile? Thanks.

Re: cost to have a tile floor installed

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:19 pm
by thisisreallycomplicated
According to this:
https://preguntas.habitissimo.cl/pregunta/ceramica
it looks like approximately 4.000 - 7.500 CLP/m2, depending on the details. So if I wanted to have 100 m2 tile floor put in, it should cost 400.000 - 750.000 CLP, plus the cost of materials. Does that sound right?

Re: cost to have a tile floor installed

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:42 pm
by paladin
I cant remember now how much I’ve paid for this, but I do know that the cost of the adhesive is very high, and can end up costing the same as the tiles. If the installer uses say Bekron, the cost is not too bad, but if for the tiles concerned, he needs to use Bekron DA, it really does work out expensive. As usual, remember that there are tilers who are professionals and other cowboys who will be cheaper but leave you with a lousy job. The grouting I always do myself as it’s very easy, and helps to keep the costs down.

Re: cost to have a tile floor installed

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:12 pm
by thisisreallycomplicated
paladin wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:42 pm
I cant remember now how much I’ve paid for this, but I do know that the cost of the adhesive is very high, and can end up costing the same as the tiles. If the installer uses say Bekron, the cost is not too bad, but if for the tiles concerned, he needs to use Bekron DA, it really does work out expensive. As usual, remember that there are tilers who are professionals and other cowboys who will be cheaper but leave you with a lousy job. The grouting I always do myself as it’s very easy, and helps to keep the costs down.
Thanks, I wasn't aware of the adhesive cost. Does this look like the expensive stuff you mentioned:
"Adhesivo cerámico en pasta 25 kg Bekron"
https://www.sodimac.cl/sodimac-cl/produ ... -kg/343633
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It says 2.4 m2/kg, so 2 buckets should be enough for me if I'm understanding it correctly.

Re: cost to have a tile floor installed

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:14 pm
by paladin
thisisreallycomplicated wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:12 pm
paladin wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:42 pm
I cant remember now how much I’ve paid for this, but I do know that the cost of the adhesive is very high, and can end up costing the same as the tiles. If the installer uses say Bekron, the cost is not too bad, but if for the tiles concerned, he needs to use Bekron DA, it really does work out expensive. As usual, remember that there are tilers who are professionals and other cowboys who will be cheaper but leave you with a lousy job. The grouting I always do myself as it’s very easy, and helps to keep the costs down.
Thanks, I wasn't aware of the adhesive cost. Does this look like the expensive stuff you mentioned:
"Adhesivo cerámico en pasta 25 kg Bekron"
https://www.sodimac.cl/sodimac-cl/produ ... -kg/343633

At least it doesnt ask for Bekron DA, so you wont need to spend too much. You get it in paste or in powder form in bags. Obviously the bags are cheaper, but the maestros are lazy so cant be bothered with mixing. Having said that, at least by buying paste, you know the mixture is correct.
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It says 2.4 m2/kg, so 2 buckets should be enough for me if I'm understanding it correctly.