Cost of Tiling a Bathroom

Last updated: 15th Oct 2018

Cost of Tiling a Bathroom

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A professional tiler will typically charge $48/m2 to lay tiles for your bathroom floor or wall. However, the price of the service can range from $40/m2 to $55/m2 depending on how complicated the job is — for instance, if there are old tiles to remove before the actual installation can be carried out.

Where do these prices come from?

All prices stated in this article are based on FY18 pricing data compiled by The figures resulted from a comprehensive analysis of quotes submitted by Bathroom Tilers on the site from July 2016 to July 2017.
 Hear from an expert

Ben from Shami Tiling and Complete Renovations says an average-sized bathroom will cost between $1,500 and $2,500 to tile. He also recommends that an additional $800–$1,000 be put aside if you’re planning to change the layout and structure of the bathroom.

 Bathroom tiling jobs on

Andrew paid $2,300 to have a bathroom in his New South Wales property tiled by a professional. The bathroom had a step-down shower with no hob. He already had tiles sized 600mm x 300mm on hand, so his tiler only took care of installing the floor and wall tiles as well as providing glue, grout, and trims.

Main considerations for your bathroom tiling job

Different things can affect the total cost of a bathroom tiling service. To ensure that your budget can cover all bathroom tiling expenses, it’s important to know the main factors that contribute to the overall cost of the job.

Type of tiles

Ceramic is one of the most commonly used type of tile for bathrooms, and it’s also one of the most inexpensive option. Porcelain is known to be more durable than ceramic, but it’s pricier as well.

Size and shape

Installing tiles with a non-standard size can result in higher costs. However, you can also get lower rates especially if your tiles are larger since your bathroom tiler can cover bigger areas in less time. Meanwhile, tiles with irregular shapes can be more difficult to lay. It takes more time to finish installing them, so you can expect higher costs.

Prep work

Removing old tiles will take up time and effort, so your tiler will definitely charge more because of the prep work that needs to be done. This will also require additional tools and resources, which can really drive up the price of your job.

Keep in mind

Each job varies and businesses may offer separate prices for other tasks such as concrete bedding, siliconing, and tile removal. Your choice of tile and whether you or your tiler sources them will also affect the price. Make sure to clarify all these details when agreeing on a quote.

Cost of bathroom tiling services

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Varying rates across Australia

At around $50/m2, bathroom tiling services in New South Wales and Western Australia are

the most expensive across the country. Meanwhile, tiling a bathroom in Queensland or Victoria costs approximately $45/m2. While this price difference doesn’t seem much at first glance, the difference in cost will definitely be more noticeable when the entire job is factored in.

To get the best deal, make sure to hire qualified bathroom tiling businesses from The site has an array of the best bathroom tilers in your area.


Pricing information correct as at August 2017.

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