The average tiling cost across the country is $50/m2. Depending on the specifics of the tiling job, rates can go for as low as $40/m2 for a budget project and as high as $55/m2 for premium work.
These prices typically reflect labour costs only, but some tilers include the cost of materials like grout and adhesive in their quote. To ensure that you’re getting an accurate price, it’s important to clarify what’s included in your quotes.
Ben of Shami Renovations
Price is for an average-sized bathroom. Price can still go up if the layout and structure of the bathroom will be changed as well.
Total Cost: $1,500 – $2,500
Tommy of Mitie Tiling
Price can still increase if the bathroom is very large and if the customer wants chrome trims, mitred edges, and other extras.
Total Cost: $3,500 – $4,500
Price is for labour only, and it does not include materials.
Total Cost: $550
Mohamed of Pro Tiling
Price is an approximate for a 10m2 outdoor area and usually depends on the materials to be used. It may include leveling.
Total Cost: $450 – $550
Tiling prices from real customers
Job details: Installing 100mm x 200mm tiles on a 3sqm kitchen wall; labour only
Other details: Two light switches and two power points are located in the area; tiles must be cut
TOTAL COST: $350
Job details: Tiling of laundry area that’s approximately 25sqm
TOTAL COST: $1,960
Job details: Tiling of an indoor area that’s around 50sqm; labour only
TOTAL COST: $2,900
How your tile choice affects service rates
Aside from the tiler’s fee, the price of your preferred tiles plays a major role in determining the total cost of your tiling project. Tile cost varies depending on the style and brand.
To get an idea as to how much you have to prepare for your project, it is best to choose your tiles first. After you have canvassed for prices and selected your supplier, the next step is to request each tiler in your list to provide a quote.
Following this procedure is more economical. In making a quote, tilers typically consider the type of tiles they have to lay. This explains why canvassing for tile prices should come first.
Why these factors matter in totaling costs
No two types of tile are laid out in exactly the same way. Depending on the material used, the laying method a tiler uses will determine how difficult a particular job is.
In general, laying straight tiles costs less than working with patterned or asymmetrical varieties. Expect prices to further increase should you opt for feature or contrasting tiles. To sum up, tilers consider these three important factors in drawing a quote:
- Type of tiles to be used
- Details of the area to be covered
- Level of difficulty in laying tiles
- Site preparation and extras
What your location has to do with it
South Australian tilers charge the most affordable price at around $37.79/m2. Tiling services in Queensland, on the other hand, are considerably pricier at $45.08/m2. However, this is still slightly lower compared to the $45.40/m2 rate in Western Australia.
At $47.15/m2, the average rate for tiling work in Victoria tops those of tilers in Queensland and Western Australia. New South Wales has the highest average cost overall at $60.01/m2.
Apart from considering the price of tiling services, you should also ensure that you’re hiring a qualified tradie for the job. ServiceSeeking.com.au has a list of the best tilers in Australia, so you might want to check it out to find the right business.
Pricing information correct as at August 2016.
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