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How much does floor tiling cost?

Last updated: 22nd May 2019

Floor tilers in Australia charge an average of $40/m2 for a basic job. As with most building and construction projects, the overall cost of tiling services depends on a number of factors such as the materials and supplies used as well as the floor area. Because of these, floor tiling rates can go anywhere from $37/m2 to $50/m2.

Where do these prices come from?

All prices stated in this article are based on FY 2016 pricing data compiled by The figures resulted from a comprehensive analysis of quotes submitted by Floor Tilers on the site from July 2015 to July 2016.

Floor tiling prices from real customers

Edward from NSW
Size: 25sqm
Other details: Internal tiling installation for a laundry area
TOTAL COST: $1,960
Mark from NSW
Size: 50sqm
Other details: Internal tiling installation that includes labour costs only since no materials are required
TOTAL COST: $2,900

Factors that affect the cost of floor tiling

A professional floor tiler takes various factors into account when providing an estimate. When it comes to labour costs, the amount of prep work and the difficulty of the job are usually considered. For instance, installing new floor tiles is cheaper than replacing old ones. This is because more work is required to remove the old tiles before laying the new ones.

There are also various types of tiles to choose from, and the materials and supplies used will affect the overall cost of a floor tiling job. If you are working on a budget, it is best to narrow down your choices so that you can have a better idea of how much you’ll need to spend for the materials alone.

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In addition to that, remember that most tilers charge per square metre so make sure you know the exact measurement of your floor area. Tilers will be able to give you a more accurate quote when they are provided with the measurements, and they can also help calculate how much materials will be needed to finish the job.

Cost per state

Cost of Floor Tiling

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Floor tiling businesses in South Australia charge the most affordable rate at about $35/m2. Residents of Queensland and Western Australia, on the other hand, are paying approximately $40/m2 for a floor tiling job.

New South Wales has the highest average rate for floor tiling at $50/m2. Meanwhile, in Victoria, hiring floor tilers will cost you around $45/m2.

Make sure your floor tiling project goes smoothly by hiring a professional to do the work. has a list of tilers who are equipped to take on all kinds of floor tiling jobs.

Pricing information correct as at August 2016.


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